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Cy Pres Awards

The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has been the cy pres recipient of numerous class action settlements during the past several years. Cy pres awards are generally the residual or unclaimed portion of class action settlements. While the litigated issues are not related to the Food Bank, the parties for these legal settlements have determined that the Food Bank is an effective recipient for using cy pres settlements to benefit people in communities throughout Los Angeles County.

The Food Bank is a nonprofit, charitable organization established in 1973 and is now one of the largest food banks in the United States. Through a network of 600 partner agencies and Food program distribution sites, the Food Bank distributes nutritious food and other products to families and people throughout Los Angeles County each week. The Food Bank is an extremely efficient charity, with more than 96 percent of total revenues used for programs.

The mission of the Food Bank is to mobilize resources to fight hunger in our community. To fulfill our mission, the Food Bank sources and acquires nutritious food and other products and distributes them to people experiencing nutrition insecurity through our partner agency network and directly through programs; energizes the community to get involved and support hunger relief; and conducts hunger and nutrition education and awareness campaigns and advocates for public policies that benefit the people we serve. Our vision is that no one goes hungry in L.A. County.

Access to nutritious options means families and individuals will not have to resort to less expensive foods that are low in nutritional value or to go without food completely. In 2022, the Food Bank distributed more than 110 million pounds of food and product, the equivalent of more than 88 million meals valued at more than $200 million.

For more information, contact Roger Castle, Chief Development Officer at (323) 234-3030, ext. 147, or rcastle@lafoodbank.org.

Cy pres awards have been very helpful in allowing the Food Bank to fund programs in order to reach more people facing hunger throughout L.A. County. Cy pres awards received by the Food Bank have totaled more than $7.5 million and include:

  • November 2004: Vitamin Cases Consumer Settlement Fund
  • November 2004: Logistics Company
  • December 2005: Corn Syrup Settlement
  • August 2007: Delivery Company Employee Class Action
  • April 2008: Vitamin Cases Consumer Settlement Fund
  • September 2008: Retail Frozen Confections
  • December 2008: Microcrystalline Cellulose
  • December 2008: Accredited Home Lenders
  • April 2009: California Electrical Carbon Products
  • April 2011 DeLuna v. Target Settlement
  • December 2011 Bacon v. County of L.A.
  • December 2011 US Smokeless Settlement
  • December 2011 California EPDM Antitrust
  • September 2012 McKinlay v. Durham D & M
  • October 2012 People v. Ralph’s Grocery Company
  • December 2013 Hines v. KFC
  • March 2014 Skilled Healthcare Group Inc.
  • January 2015 Krikor Nalbantian v. Barney’s Worldwide Inc.
  • January 2015 Computershare
  • August 2015 California Credit Debit Card
  • September 2015 Credit/Debit Card Tying Cases
  • November 2015 Duoyuan Global Water Inc. Settlement
  • February 2016 McKinlay v. Durham D & M
  • May 2016 Garden City Group
  • May 2017 Lorena Goldbaum v. DollarSmart Money Centers LLC
  • July 2017 Credit-Debit Card Tying Cases
  • June 2019 Flore et at v Don Lee Farms et al
  • September 2020 Battea Class Action Services
  • October 2020 Canyon Capital Advisors Settlement
  • December 2020 Battea Class Action Services
  • December 2020 Oajaca v Sunstone Hotel Properties Inc. et al
  • December 2021 Battea Class Action Services
  • July 2022 Zamora v. Namar Foods, Inc
  • July 2022 Battea Class Action Services
  • October 2022 Battea Class Action Services
  • March 2023 Natural Health Trends Corp.

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