Community Service for Students

Volunteer at a SOVA location

SOVA operates two storefront food pantries and resource centers and a central warehouse where students 12 and over can help with stocking shelves, packing bags and sorting food donations.


Food Collection

SOVA depends upon community food collections to provide groceries for the over 9,000 people we assist each month. Students (of any age) can organize food drives in their neighborhoods; children can ask the adult in their family to shop for SOVA when shopping for themselves; they can ask a parent to organize a food drive at their place of business; student athletes can organize a food drive through their sports league. Some students ask friends to bring canned food to birthday parties, life cycle celebrations and holiday dinners.


Fund Raising

Students can organize events to benefit SOVA including a bake sale, a car wash, or a dance. They can ask parents, friends and relatives to make a donation to SOVA instead of buying a birthday gift and they can do the same for other people’s birthdays.


To schedule your community service please contact Felice Resnick at (818) 988-7682 x118 or email

For information about pantry operating hours click here.

SOVA Community Food & Resource Program  - Click For Locations & Hours
Main Office: 16439 Vanowen Street Van Nuys, CA 91406   818-988-7682

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