1 in 7 people in Los Angeles County is at risk of going hungry!
Tony Collier founded the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank in 1973 as a result of all of the food donations from local businesses he received when he worked as a cook with a charitable organization. People were impressed, and four people joined together to create the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.
2011 is the 38th year of the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. They are now a 900 member agency and distributed over 54 million pounds of food for the hungry in Los Angeles last year.
How the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank Works
The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has partnered with Feeding America, the United States’ largest non-governmental hunger relief agency. The LA Regional Food Bank also partners with other food banks throughout the country to bring the highest quality to the hungry of Los Angeles.
550 charitable agencies also provide help with the distribution of food stuffs to the hungry. Together they have established 900 sites for people to go to get food when they are hungry and in need.
How You Can Help
You can give back to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank by donating money, donating food, volunteering, and hosting a food drive.
Donate funds by phone, by stock, by mail or through a planned gift. You can also donate online. Mail your check to the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank 1734 East 41 Street, Los Angeles, CA 90058.
You can also donate food. Email Clarissa Velasco at email@example.com to get your food surplus picked up. They accept dry shelf-stable, refrigerated and frozen food items, prepared food, foodservices items, and personal care and cleaning products.
Volunteer with the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank through the work experience program, food sorting, or helping at a special event or food drive.