Apple Valley, CA – March 19, 2020: The Town of Apple Valley has partnered with Feed My Sheep, a local non-profit food pantry run by First Assembly of God church, to deliver food and supplies to vulnerable members of the community in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
Apple Valley residents who are 62 years or older, disabled adults 18 years or older, and people who are homeless may request a food and supply delivery via an electronic form at https://www.av.church/food, or by phone at (760) 247-6488.
Feed My Sheep was previously allocated $4,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for the 2019-2020 budget year for food distribution to seniors.
In response to the increased need for additional resources, the Town’s Community Development Department designated $17,000 of additional U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) CDBG dollars to fund increased food purchases for Feed My Sheep.
“With the additional funding, Feed My Sheep will be able to expand delivery to residents recommended to quarantine during these unprecedented times,” said Mayor Scott Nassif. “During these critical days, we all need to be good neighbors and care for the most vulnerable in our community, and we at the Town are glad to help.”
On Thursday, staff and volunteers from Feed My Sheep purchased food from Winco and Stater Brothers Markets for Friday’s distribution. In addition to basic food and supplies, food orders will come with a box of cookies donated by the Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio Council.