Food Collections

Collections During COVID

Food and Recycling Collections on the third Saturday of every month from 9am-10am.  Loaves and Fishes has adapted to the current pandemic with drive-thru events.  It’s an exciting chance to see others in the line of cars and a great way to help those in needFood insecurity doubled in the months since the pandemic began, so the local needs are great.

You are invited to drive through St. Jude’s parking lot as many third Saturdays as you can January through May to drop off a bag(s) of food AND your aluminum cans and plastic drink bottles with a CRV separated into bags for recycling.  If possible, crushing the bottles and cans ahead of time is very helpful.

Questions? Want to donate but are unable to drop off?  Want to volunteer in the parking lot? Have a truck for delivery?  Please contact John or Jackie Treuting at 805-495-4630.  Not getting out to shop?  A check to LOAVES AND FISHES is welcome and can be dropped off in line or mailed to the church or me.  For questions contact Jackie Treuting (805)495-4630

 “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink.”  Matthew 25:35

Eight months each year food is collected from parishioners and donated to agencies serving food-insecure families.  Participating parishioners are asked to donate twice each year in their area. You can also donate every month.

How does the food collection work?  Our parish has been divided into four geographical areas which are asked TWO times a year for a bag of groceries. The food is picked up on the third Saturday of the month and brought to the Church parking lot for sorting and boxing before being picked up by specified service agencies for distribution to needy families. 

Who gets the food?  Catholic Charities, Dolores Mission, St. Vincent de Paul, Impacto/Underwing, Lighthouse Shelter for Women and Children, and Care and Share are regular recipients.  The converted dollar donations are used to help more than 20 other organizations.

How can I help?  You can help by donating, sorting, packing and loading food to be donated to agencies serving homeless and low-income families or individuals.  Also, there is opportunity to make reminder phone calls and to pick up food from various locations.

Community Service Hours for students and school parents

Time & Place?  St. Jude parking lot near the school 8 am -12 pm every third Saturday, September through May

What is my area?  To find your area or for more information email Jackie Treuting or (805)495-4630

Collection Dates for 2018-2019: Suspended until further notice

  • Area 4 - Oak Park & Agoura Hills:  Contact: Alina Silvestre 805-496-3780 email
  • Area 1 - Westlake Village: 
    • 1A Contact: Michael Prendergast 310-850-8898 email
    • 1B Contact: Kathy Dirks email
  • Area 2 - Thousand Oaks: Contact: Greg Stelmar 805-379-2159 email
  • Area 3 - Westlake Village:  Contact: Jennifer Sherman 818-430-2130 email 

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