During September, aka Hunger Action Month, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank plans to raise more awareness around food insecurity and energize our community to get involved in hunger relief. The Around the Table Social Media Campaign reinforces that no matter the education level, employment status, or ethnicity, every person deserves to have a meal to look forward to around the table. Everyone has developed a personal relationship with mealtime and the dinner table regardless of background.
Through this campaign, the Food Bank and our community will showcase the different versions of mealtime while emphasizing the importance and collective enthusiasm of this time of day for each of us by encouraging social media users and our supporters to share what their mealtimes with their loved ones mean to them around the table.
Sitting down for a meal with your loved ones is a time of day that signifies a moment to sit, enjoy company, and hopefully over food. Benefits abound during mealtime, including opportunities to build closer relationships with your family, eating healthier food as preparing food at home is usually better for you and promoting stability, according to the Purdue Extension Nutrition Education Program.
Unfortunately, an estimated 2 million people in Los Angeles County may not know from where their next meal will come. Fortunately, thanks to the Food Bank’s generous donors, volunteers and supporters, 800,000 food-insecure individuals who might otherwise go hungry have food on their tables each month.
Every hashtag submitted is an entry to win the grand prize of a pair of tickets to the 7th annual Taste of the Rams scheduled for October 10, 2022. On this special evening, guests will enjoy delicious bites prepared by top LA chefs while getting a chance to hear from some of your favorite players of the Super Bowl Champions, the Los Angeles Rams. Other raffle winners will receive exclusive Los Angeles Regional Food Bank swag bundles, including t-shirts, hats, etc.
2. Community members are encouraged to create a virtual fundraiser through #WeFeedLA – the Food Bank’s fundraising program for those who want to engage their network of friends, family, and colleagues to help food-insecure families. #WeFeedLA and its online community empowered many in our community to safely and virtually help their neighbors while energizing their networks to get involved in the fight against hunger.
3. Donate. Through partnerships with community partners, the Food Bank is able to transform every $1 donated into four healthy meals for someone in need.
The LA Regional Food Bank and our partner agencies welcome everyone, including our food-insecure neighbors, to have a seat around the dinner table with the help and support of our community. We look forward to seeing you and your family around the table and wish those participating luck in the raffle!