Food Bank Partner: Los Angeles Regional Food Bank

October 15, 2015 by Jamie Pritscher

About: The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank mobilizes resources to fight hunger, and they strive for their vision of no person going hungry in Los Angeles County. Over the last 40 years, they have provided over 1 billion pounds of food to their clients with over 31,000 volunteers. Out of their 1 million recipients, nearly a quarter are children under 18.

 

Backpack Program: Los Angeles Regional Food Bank participates in a backpack program that gives 825 children a backpack filled with six meals every Friday, enough to feed them for the weekend. Since the program began in 2006, their efforts have created a healthier community, and they are now working to expand it. They also have a Kids Café program that helps significantly in the summer months providing meals and snacks for over 6,000 children.

 

Education: They provide both nutritional education and health education services to children, teens adults and seniors. They put an emphasis on importance of healthy nutrition and lifestyle choices by using their resources to create meals and spread the knowledge, fighting to end hunger in their community.

More about our impact with the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.