San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission HELPING FEED LOS ANGELES

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Greg Martayan, Chef Kimmy Tang and Friends unite with the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission

June 2, 2012,  Los Angeles, CA – The Goal: 10,000 Cans of food (This will be the Largest Single Collection of Food the S.F.V.R.M. has ever received at one time.)  

All Food will be Delivered to the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission On or Before the Scheduled Completion Date: July 15, 2012 The San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission provides Food, Shelter and Clothing for those in need. On average, the mission feeds between 500-700 Men, Women and Children per Week.  

Main Partners: Organization of Istanbul Armenians C&E Merdinian Armenian School   Partnered With: Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church Holy Martyrs Armenian Apostolic Church St. Nicholas of Myra Episcopal Church United Armenian Congregational Church Holy Trinity Armenian Church

The Story: On April 26, 2012, after getting word that the summer months were going to be the driest “food collection” season ever for the S.F.V.R.M., Greg Martayan, a resident and leader within the city of Los Angeles, refused to accept the reality that some of those in need would be turned away from a hot meal. Acting quickly, Martayan put together a coalition of Schools, Community Organizations and Religious Institutions to raise enough canned food to make a difference. Martayan’s long-time friend World-Renowned Chef Kimmy Tang accepted his invitation and call to action, putting her support and efforts behind his “Helping Feed Los Angeles” movement.  

“Please help us in providing a hot meal for those in need. The following items are of the utmost importance to the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission. Thank you.” - Greg Martayan  

Canned Foods: green beans, corn, mixed vegetables, black beans, pinto beans, cream soups, refried beans, canned chili and beans, canned fruit, canned chicken and/or beef (Food Must Not be past the suggested expiration date)   www.barcelona.la/PR/9021PHO_Martayan.pdf

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