Many individuals throughout LA County struggle to access nutritious food. Food deserts, access to nutritious items and the costs of high-quality foods contribute to overall food insecurity.
The LA Regional Food Bank is committed to distributing high-quality, nutritious and culturally appropriate food. Shelf-stable items are easy to store and distribute, and they will remain a key part of the Food Bank’s work, but increasingly, the Food Bank is proud to provide fresh produce, healthy protein and other nutrition-rich food so that we are not only fighting hunger, but we are contributing to a healthy community.
The vast majority – roughly 90% – of food distributed by the LA Regional Food Bank is rated as nutritious, with more than half being rated as “highly nutritious.”