Community Programs

Community Programs

Year Round Emergency Food Pantry

LOV provides year-round dry and canned food and bread supplies for those who need a little help to get by.

We are always accepting donations to our foodbank.  For a list of food items to donate, click here

Newark Arts Council

Supporting Arts in Schools, Sunday Afternoon Concert Series, Local Arts Scholarships and more.
Check out the Newark Arts Council’s ARTS IN SCHOOLS program!

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Volunteer & Mini Office Services

LOV helps local schools, non-profits and other agencies with Volunteer needs and office services like mail & photocopying.

Free Summer Recreation & Lunch in the Parks

LOV’s Award Winning Summer Rec & Lunch in the Parks program operates from early July through mid-August.

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Annual Thanksgiving Meal & Homebound Delivery

No one should be alone on Thanksgiving Day!  Join our community dinner at the Newark Pavilion, call for meal delivery to the homebound, or get a ride to the Pavilion with the Turkey Taxi.

Holiday Food & Toy Drive

Each year LOV collects thousands of toys and truckloads of food to distribute to 23 local agencies and directly to those in need throughout the Tri-City area.  Call Harold Colon or Sharon Slayton at 510-793-5683 for more information!

Holiday Adopt-a-Family

Register for our Holiday Adopt-a-Family program to get extra sponsored assistance through the Holidays.

Holiday Food & Gift Boxes

Eligible Tri-City residents qualify for generous food, toy and household baskets, plus our annual LOV Family Holiday Party.

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Volunteerism and Community Service Volunteering

LOV fills hundreds of volunteer spots each year.  Court appointed/mandated community service, School Project and Graduation requirements, Service Club hours and more.