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Shepherd of the Valley & 360 Communities Celebrate 20 Years of Partnership

Posted: January 22, 2019

Two longstanding community organizations, each striving to serve the people in their communities, are celebrating 20 years of partnership.

Shepherd of the Valley (SOTV) has collected school supplies and winter outerwear since 1999. Last year, they supplied $7,500, filled 454 backpacks, and donated 1,463 winter items to families supported by 360 Communities and local students in need.

In 2010, SOTV opened an onsite Food Shelf to serve families seeking assistance from 360 Communities. One of five “choice model” food shelves affiliated with 360 Communities, the SOTV Food Shelf has achieved “Super Shelf” status, and now provides fresh produce, meat, eggs, dairy, and healthier food options. Last year, SOTV’s Food Shelf served 1,230 families with 165,355 pounds of groceries.

360 Communities has a circle of programs and resources that surround people in need and promote long-term self-sufficiency, including two shelters, two resource centers, a food shelf network, and programs that support school success. To learn more about 360 Communities, visit their website at www.360communities.org or call 952.985.5300.

SOTV offers a variety of ministries related to worship, Christian education, connecting with others in fellowship and service, and caring for people in times of need. For more information, visit their website at www.sotv.org or call 952.432.6351. Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church is located at 12650 Johnny Cake Ridge Road in Apple Valley.