Burbank Temporary Aid Center

Burbank Temporary Aid Center Mission Statement BTAC is dedicated to providing the poor, working poor, and homeless of the local community with basic services they need to live with dignity, and to serve citizens of the city in times of emergency and disaster. As a conduit between the generous donors of the community, foundations and government resources, BTAC works to provide clients with help such as food, utility assistance, transportation assistance, emergency shelter (off-site and short-term), medical assistance, referrals to other community resources, and holiday outreach. Vision Statement BTAC strives to help create a community where the poor and working poor are able to access t...
Aug 23, 2016

We had food for the summer

School has begun here in Burbank and this marks another milestone for us:  Having enough food for the summer.  

During the summer, most people are busy with summer break, vacations, etc. and they don't often think that the need for food actually increases during the summer months.  During the school year, many students receive federally subsidized free or low cost breakfast and lunch.  So, when school is out, the burden falls on the parents to provide lunch and breakfast for thier children.  

Thanks to your support, BTAC was able to keep enough food on hand to meet this increase that comes each summer.  We are so happy we didn't have to cut back the amount of food given to each family.  Instead, we were able to increase it a bit more!

Thank you for your generous and ongoing support.  

May 31, 2016

The need grows.

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BTAC's Lunch Line

I wish I could tell you that there are fewer homeless needing BTAC's help.  But the truth is, the numbers are still growing.  Over the past eight years, the number of homeless coming to BTAC has grown by more than 300%!  

Monday - Friday, more than 325 homeless line up for thier daily sack lunch.  Your donations have helped fill the bags with tasty and healthful items.  Especially on Fridays, we try to make sure there are exta items, or even a second lunch, to give.  This helps them get through the weekend, when BTAC is closed.  

The lunches are much appreciated, and often the only meal of the day for many.  Attached is a photo of the lunch line, today.  As you can see, the line goes around the corner - and we had been distributing lunches for 30 minutes!

We appreciate your caring.  It is evident from your contributions.  

Thanks so much!

Mar 29, 2016

Families were fed!

Last week, I was giving a tour to a group of Brownies.  It had not dawned on me that any of them might be part of needy families.  But when I asked if any of their families hadn't had enough food, I was stunned when one little girl raised her hand.

It was a strong reminder that people are struggling all around us.  They are people we would never expect, but are secretly in need.  Sometimes is is because they aren't aware of services, and sometimes, they are embarrassed.  

Later, I took one of the leaders aside to ask for more information about the child's circumstances.  The leader had been surprised by the girl's response and promised to check into the situation.  I asked her to encourage the familiy to come to Burbank Temporary Aid Center (BTAC) for assistance.

This is just one example the work BTAC is doing.  

But it wouldn't happen, if donors like you didn't generously support our work.  Your donations help keep our shelves filled with groceries.  These groceries not only provide physical sustenance, but emotional sustenance.  It is knowning they aren't alone in thier struggle that means the most to many of BTAC's clients.  

Thankyou for your support and the role you play in make sure BTAC can continue serving the community. 

 
   

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