Westside Food Bank

The Westside Food Bank is an important ministry partner with the First UMC Santa Monica congregation. Their work and mission: to end hunger in our communities by providing access to free nutritious food through food acquisition and distribution, and by engaging the community and advocating for a strong food assistance network. Last year they provided over 10 million meals and this year, we are dedicated to helping them continue their good work!

How can I participate in this ministry?
Pick up extra cans of food the next time you’re at the grocery store. Each Sunday we have bins located outside the Sanctuary to collect these donations for the Westside Food Bank. We also host seasonal food drives when the food bank is in need of particular food or goods.


Thanks to everyone who represented First UMC at the Westside Food Bank food sort day on Saturday, May 14, 2022! All of your volunteer work is greatly appreciated!