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