About West Valley Community Services:
West Valley Community Services, Inc. (WVCS) is a private non-profit, community-based agency that has been providing direct assistance and referral services to the west valley communities of Santa Clara County for 40 years. WVCS provides a continuum of basic needs, family support services and housing services including: information and referrals, food pantry, homeless services, transitional housing, affordable housing, emergency financial assistance, family support programs, and case management services. WVCS serves the west valley communities of Cupertino, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Saratoga, West San Jose and the unincorporated mountain regions. The mission of West Valley Community Services is to encourage the sharing of community resources, to provide basic human needs in a caring and dignified environment, and to provide opportunities for volunteers to participate in West Valley Community Services' activities.
Since opening its doors in 1973, WVCS has provided a continuum of basic needs, family support services and housing services including: food, clothing, homeless services, transitional housing, affordable housing, emergency financial assistance, family support, information & referrals, and case management services. Today WVCS is operating at peak capacity, with a waiting list of families in dire need of assistance to help move them out of poverty toward self-sufficiency.
Our Food Pantry in Cupertino are supplied by the Second Harvest Food Bank, local grocery stores, bakeries, and community donations. The Pantry is staffed primarily by volunteers who pick up close to 800,000 pounds annually of bread, fresh vegetables, dairy and other items from local stores which is distributed more than 8,000 individuals every year. Families and individuals can visit the Cupertino or Los Gatos pantry to get fresh food and staples such as rice, beans, canned and dried goods. We also try to provide special items such as baby food, ethnic food or items for people with nutritional restrictions.
For more information about West Valley Community Services, visit www.wvcommunityservices.org.