South Antelope Valley Emergency Services (SAVES)
SAVES Empty Bowls Gala
Palmdale’s South Antelope Valley Emergency Services (SAVES) is holding a special event to celebrate its 40th anniversary of serving the community. The Empty Bowls Palmdale Gala will occur at Legacy Commons for Active Seniors on Saturday, September 30, from 6 to 10:30 p.m.. This event will include an exquisitely prepared soup kitchen-style meal, wine, dessert, and an auction. Attendees can participate in a silent auction that will include several unique hand-painted bowls created to honor those in the community who are struggling to provide food for their families. It’s a wonderful opportunity to come together and support a great cause.
Date: September 30, 2023
Time: 6:00 PM
Place: Legacy Commons for Active Seniors
Cost: $60.00 - $400.00
SAVES Volunteer Recruitment
The City is looking to bring in new volunteers to support our work at SAVES for all positions. Please attend one of our volunteer orientations to learn more about the positions, job duties, responsibilities, and schedules.
Monday, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday through Thursday, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Boutique hours vary based on staff availability. If you are interested in visiting the boutique, call before coming to ensure we are open.
Phone hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday
Founded in 1983, SAVES is dedicated to alleviating hunger among very low and extremely low-income individuals, working families, the elderly, the disabled and the homeless in the South Antelope Valley. Our areas of service include:
- Lake Elizabeth
- Lake Los Angeles with Palmdale Zip code
SAVES helps sustain the lives of thousands of people with nutritious food, education and referrals in cooperation with other agencies. We envision a community in which all people have access to healthy food and 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 day-to-day operations of SAVES and staffing are funded through Community Development Block Grants (CDBG). Food is provided through a collaboration with the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, federal programs, and daily contributions of local markets, stores and restaurants. SAVES donates extra food to local senior centers, sober living homes and other food assistance programs.
- Work in collaboration with the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank to bring thousands of pounds of food directly to its neighbors in need to ensure that emergency and daily food needs are met.
- Provide nutritious meals and bags of groceries four days a week. SAVES is the only local food pantry ready to serve any needy person in South Antelope Valley.
- Offer holiday food baskets to families in need during November and December. December baskets include toys for needy kids.
- Provide referrals to other community agencies and programs, and partner with local health and social services providers in their outreach efforts to our clients.
- Provide a meaningful opportunity for volunteers, students, and low-income adult and senior job trainees to serve their community.
- Stay abreast of the impact of nutrition, poverty, and unemployment in our community, advocate to end poverty, and promote food security, nutrition and health.
Learn how you can support SAVES and its programs. Fill out this form if you are interested in volunteering.
SAVES is partially funded by a Grant from the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) through California Climate Investments.
Founded in 1983, SAVES is dedicated to alleviating hunger among very low and extremely low-income working families, elderly, disabled and homeless in the south Antelope Valley communities of:
- Lake Elizabeth
- Lake Los Angeles with Palmdale Zip Code
SAVES helps sustain the lives of thousands of people by assisting them with nutritious food, education, and referrals in cooperation with other agencies. The day-to-day operations of SAVES and staffing are funded through Community Development Block Grants (CDBG). Food is provided through a collaboration with the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, federal programs, and the daily contributions of local markets, stores, and restaurants.
SAVES donates extra food to local senior centers, sober living homes, and other food assistance programs. In addition to daily operations, SAVES provides a variety of special programming to address specific community needs.
Make a Difference
SAVES provides eligible families with a one-week food supply to ease the impact of unexpected expenses and weekly packages of basic food staples.
- $25 provides a food basket for a senior community member
- $35 provides a food basket for a community family
- $100 provides food baskets for three (3) community families or four (4) Seniors
SAVES provides homeless individuals with hygiene kits, community referrals, and housing placement.
- $10 provides supplies for 10 hygiene kits
- $50 provides supplies for 25 hygiene kits
- $100 provides supplies for 50 hygiene kits
Funds received without restriction are applied to priority program needs. All funds received are restricted to use by the SAVES program.
SAVES provides a full holiday meal to eligible participants in November and December for the holiday season. December baskets include an age-appropriate gift for each minor child in the household.
- $25 Provides a holiday basket for a senior community member
- $35 Provides a holiday basket for a community family
- $100 Provides holiday baskets for three community families
Backpacks and School Supplies
SAVES provides students with sturdy backpacks and grade-appropriate supplies at the beginning of each school year.
- $20 provides a backpack and supplies for one student
- $50 provides a backpack and supplies for three students
- $100 provides a backpack and supplies for six students