One out of four children in Los Angeles County are at risk of going to bed hungry. Families must make choices each month between paying for food and utilities, transportation, housing or medicine and medical care. The many faces of hunger in the LA community include the most vulnerable such as children and seniors.
Our seventh annual “Let’s Send Hunger Packing” summer food drive raised food and monetary donations to provide 33,924 meals to feed hungry children in Los Angeles County. Over seven years, the drive has raised a total of approximately 134,124 meals!
We had a fantastic group of individuals and organizations support us this year including the Los Angeles Mayor’s Office, Groundwork Coffee, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and Move for Hunger. Groundwork Coffee partnered with us last year and increased their support this year by opening the doors of their Los Angeles area cafes as food donation locations. We are so grateful for their support and to everyone who helped make a difference in the lives of hungry children throughout the LA region. This is something all of us can do to make a difference in a hungry child’s life; just donate to your local food bank, it’s as easy as a click of a button.
Here are some photos from the 2019 food drive: