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South Antelope Valley Emergency Services (SAVES)
1002 East Avenue Q-12
Palmdale, CA 93550
661/267-5191

Patricia Morales
SAVES Coordinator
pmorales@cityofpalmdale.org

Service Hours
Open Monday-Thursday
9 am-12 pm & 1 pm-4 pm
Closed Friday

Phone Hours
Open Monday-Thursday
8:30 am-5:30 pm
Closed Friday

Additional Information
Who We Are

Founded in 1983, SAVES is a City of Palmdale program managed by the Neighborhood Services Department. We are dedicated to alleviating hunger among very low and extremely low income* working families, elderly, disabled and homeless in the South Antelope Valley. We help sustain the lives of thousands of people by assisting them with nutritious food, education and referrals in cooperation with other agencies.

We envision a South Antelope Valley community in which all people have access to healthy food and other basic necessities of life. We are committed to working collaboratively to develop a healthier, food-secure community through direct service and advocacy. Each day we manifest the values of service, compassion and justice in our work.

The City’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds the day-to-day operations and staffing. Food is provided through federal programs, a collaboration with the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, and the daily contributions of local markets, restaurants and stores. SAVES donates extra food to local senior centers, sober living homes and other food assistance programs.

*According to HUD income standards

What We Do
  • We work in collaboration with the Los Angeles Food Bank to ensure that emergency and daily food needs of all persons in the community are met. We bring thousands of pounds of food directly to our neighbors in need.
  • We provide well-balanced bags of groceries and nutritious meals four days a week. We are the only local food pantry open four days a week ready to serve any needy person in South Antelope Valley.
  • We provide families in need holiday food baskets in November and December. December baskets also include toys.
  • We provide bilingual nutrition education programs to enhance our clients’ nutrition and consumer knowledge.
  • We provide client referrals to other community agencies and programs. We partner with local health and social services providers in their outreach efforts to our clients.
  • We provide a meaningful opportunity for community service volunteers, service-learning students, and low-income adult and senior job trainees to serve their community.
  • We stay informed of the impacts of nutrition, poverty, and unemployment in our community, and engage in advocacy to end poverty and to promote community food security, nutrition and health.
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