Food is foundational – it is critical – and it has been our core work for 50 years. The nutritious food provided by the LA Regional Food Bank and our more than 600 partner agencies helps children learn, provides security to older adults, and gives hope to individuals and families in our community. Even after increasing the number of people we help each month to 800,000 monthly, we are still, unfortunately, not reaching everyone in LA County who needs us.
When the Food Bank launched Building Hope: The Campaign for a Brighter Future to raise $165 million, we expected to meet this goal in five years. However, the generosity of the community has been astonishing, and we have exceeded our goal one year early. This would not have been possible without the leadership of our dedicated Board of Directors and the generosity of our donors.
The funds raised in this campaign will provide the support necessary to increase the volume of food provided in LA County, further reduce food waste, and increase the number of people that we reach each month, ideally until our vision is achieved: that no one goes hungry in LA County. Your financial pledge helped us achieve our goal of building hope and creating a brighter future.
To meet the ever-increasing demand for our services, the Food Bank acquired a 256,000 sq.ft. building in the City of Industry. The acquisition, made in August 2020, was essential and allows us to expand programs and increase operational efficiency and storage capacity. This expansion was necessary even before the COVID-19 pandemic and is all the more important now.
While we have made tremendous progress, there is still more to be done. You are an essential part of our work to provide more food to those in need than ever before.
President and Chief Executive Officer