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#FeedSoCal 2015 > Volunteers Needed

#FeedSoCalPlease help spread the word for our friends at the L.A. Food Bank!

ABC7 and Southern California food banks have partnered up for the 4th Annual Feed SoCal hunger initiative throughout Southern California. The initiative takes place during the month of June and will include the following food banks: Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, Second Harvest Food Bank Orange County, Second Harvest Food Bank Inland Empire and FOOD Share Ventura County.

Volunteers are needed to collect donations from Albertsons customers and “Stuff-A-Food Bank- Truck”. The Food Drive is located at the Albertsons in Gardena. The address is 1735 W. Artesia Blvd. Gardena, CA 90247.

The event is on air with ABC7’s Alysha Del Valle (L.A.’s Local ABC News). Volunteers are needed for the following shifts on Friday, June 19, 2015:

7:00 am to 10:00 am
9:00 am to 11:00 am
10:30 am to 1:30 pm
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

#FeedSoCalNote: This is a family friendly event!

During tfficult economic times, one out of every six people in Southern California experiences food insecurity. The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank serves one million people in Los Angeles County each year, but another 700,000 people need help. Second Harvest Food Bank Orange County helps feed more than 240,000 individuals each month, while the food bank in the Inland Empire serves more than 350,000 people each month. FOOD Share Ventura County is the only regional food bank in the country that provides food year-round to more than 74,500 children, adults, seniors and families each month.

If you are interested in volunteering please email
amartinez@lafoodbank.org ebeltran@lafoodbank.org or jmcilvain@lafoodbank.org or call 323.234.3030 ext.190 or ext. 156

If you can’t volunteer, please help spread awareness by following @LAfoodBank on twitter and liking them on facebook here.

About the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank

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Supporting the L.A. Food Bank

If you’d like to donate to the L.A. Food Bank, go to the website here.

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Photos from our August 10, 2013 Volunteer event

NOTE: Many thanks to those inquiring about volunteering this weekend, but we are completely filled for the 11/16/13 volunteer event. Please follow @LABitesHunger on twitter for upcoming events.

L.A. HUNGER FACTS (from the Food Bank website): One in six people in Los Angeles County is at risk for hunger.  They are neighbors, children, seniors, families and friends. We help them by collecting food from various sources including retailers and farmers, and distributing it with the help of more than 650 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and other agencies who supply it to those in need. When product is donated to the Food Bank, it often needs to be sorted, cleaned and repackaged. We call this gleaning. Volunteers are needed to assist with the gleaning process everyday.

Our mission (at L.A. Bites Hunger) is simple: To bring our food community together and bring awareness to our local food bank using social media, such as TwitterFaceBook and Instagram. Please support us by re-tweeting, liking and sharing with your friends and followers.

Note: For Every $1 Donated, The L.A. FoodBank Can Provide Enough Food For 4 Meals.

http://www.lafoodbank.org

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