The Pantry is primarily an emergency food bank; however, we do have other resources from time to time to help with issues such as emergency shelter and utilities. We also have the ability to refer you to the appropriate resource if we do not have what you need available.
We maintain working relationships with a wide range of local support organizations such as Alternatives for Domestic Violence, Center Against Sexual Assault (CASA), The Salvation Army, San Jacinto USD, Hemet USD, 211, Adult Protective Services, Riverside DPSS, the Salvation Army, City of Hemet, Rotary International, Lions, Kiwanis and Elks Lodge as well as many local churches. Our staff will be happy to provide information on the organizations that serve our local community.
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Valley Community Pantry is committed to being open Monday – Thursday (excluding most major holidays) from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm to respond to all requests for emergency food from anyone who is seeking such help. The Valley Community Pantry is also ready to help, if funds are available, when assistance is needed: at time of eviction; at a time of utilities shut-off; at a time of need for emergency housing; or when a referral is needed to another helping agency because of particular troubling circumstances. Doors close at 11:30 am and may close early without notice so please arrive early.
Areas of Service
Hemet, San Jacinto, Valle Vista, Gilman Springs, Soboba, Lakeview, Nuevo, Homeland, Winchester, Idyllwild and Mountain Center area, Pine Cove, Anza, Aguanga and Sage.
Procedures & Requirements
We have new procedures and forms for helping you get assistance. Simply print and complete the appropriate forms and bring them with you to our office with all the required documents (listed on our Client Required Documents). We require first time intake registration, and we require new registration every year in January. This applies to new and existing clients.
We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.
“Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work.”
Valley Community Pantry
191 Columbia St, Hemet, CA 92544, United States (We are located in the back-parking lot of Trinity Lutheran Church)