Our Mission


Since 1973, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has worked to mobilize resources in the community to alleviate hunger.

Mission Statement:

To mobilize resources to fight hunger in our community.

  • Source and acquire food and other products and distribute to needy people through charitable agencies or directly through programs;
  • Energize the community to get involved and support hunger relief;
  • Conduct hunger education and awareness campaigns and advocate for public policies that alleviate hunger.

Vision Statement:

No one goes hungry in Los Angeles County.


Since 1973, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has distributed more than 1.1 billion pounds of food.

The Food Bank collects food from hundreds of resources.  With the help of 37,000 volunteers annually and an agency network of more than 600 partner agencies, we serve more than 300,000 people on a monthly basis.

You can help us fulfill our mission when you donate today.

Ninety-seven percent of revenues go directly to programs.

Our Priorities

  • Supporting legislation and policies that reduce hunger including supporting policies that provide:
    • Adequate funding and good administrative policies for CalFresh (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, previously called Food Stamps). This program offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities.
    • Adequate funding and good administrative policies for The Emergency Food Assistance Program. Through this program, the Food Bank distributes USDA commodities to food pantries and other distribution sites provide grocery bags of food to low-income families and individuals based on income guidelines.
    • Adequate funding and good administrative policies for Commodity Supplemental Food Program. This program works to improve the health of low-income elderly people at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA Foods.
    • Adequate funding and good administrative policies for Child and Adult Care Food Program, also called the Kids Café program. This program addresses the needs for both proper nutrition and quality day and after school care in low-income communities. At each Kids Cafe site, healthy meals and snacks are served to needy children in a safe, nurturing environment.
    • Regulations that allow food pantries to distribute food (within safety standards).

 

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