Sustenance— free nutritious food that nourishes families, helps children perform better in school, and strengthens the elderly
Opportunity— free on-site services at our three food pantries, including legal advocacy, job counseling, nutrition counseling by a Registered Dietitian, information and referral and food stamp enrollment
Volunteerism— hundreds of people of all ages working together each week to provide a helping hand for others
Advocacy— educating the community and legislators on hunger issues.
The three SOVA food pantries provide free groceries and supportive resources to nearly 5000 men, women and children each month. SOVA participants represent our community’s diverse cultures, faiths and ethnicities. Experienced staff and dedicated volunteers excel at responding to each person’s needs, always respecting their dignity, individuality and privacy. With extraordinary community support and a service approach that has been described as “the model for food assistance in the future,” SOVA has been providing outstanding community service for 25 years.