food bank

Thousands of people had been displaced over the course of numerous recent disasters in the region.

Taking that into consideration, officials say that a possible future long-term emergency could challenge the area food supply.

More than a hundred people have been waiting in 100 degree heat in Simi Valley for the opening of a once a month farmers market. There are a lot of farmers markets on the central and South Coasts, but this one is pretty unique. Robbie Hidalgo, with the non-profit group “Simi At The Garden,” says what makes it special is everything is free, with a goal of helping people in need.

John Robb and his wife, Shannon, are bringing a shopping cart full of food, and personal hygiene items to a home in Thousand Oaks. They don’t live here. In fact, no one lives here.

This house on the 2000 block of Crescent Way is home to Manna, a food bank which help thousands of people in need a year in the Conejo Valley. The four decade old non-profit helps some 18,000 people a year through this tiny house.