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Celebrate Hunger Action Month this September

Celebrate Hunger Action Month this September

Get involved in fighting hunger in Los Angeles County by joining forces with the LA Regional Food Bank.

Hunger Action Month, observed every September, is crucial in raising awareness about one of the most pressing issues: hunger and food insecurity. This month-long campaign is not only a call to action but also an opportunity to shed light on the staggering number of individuals who may not know where their next meal is coming from. 

In just Los Angeles County, 2 million individuals are struggling with food insecurity. Hunger affects individuals from all walks of life. Children who experience food insecurity are more likely to face difficulties in school, leading to a cycle of limited opportunities and potential. Hunger has a cascading impact on entire communities and economies, as it can increase healthcare costs, reduce labor productivity, and perpetuate poverty.

Experts recently shared that older adults who faced food insecurity experienced quicker cognitive declines compared to their food-secure counterparts, reports the American Society for Nutrition (ASN). Food-insecure older adults are more likely to struggle with malnutrition, depression, and physical functioning impediments.

RELATED: Food-Insecure Older Adults are More Susceptible to Cognitive Decline 

The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank works with more than 600 partner agencies to make sure no one goes hungry in LA County. From weekend meals for children through the BackPack Program to home deliveries for seniors, the Food Bank and its partner agencies distributed 110 million pounds of food and product in 2022, the equivalent of 88 million meals. 

If you’re looking to make a difference in your community this month, or any month of the year, you can get involved in the following ways.

Volunteer

Tens of thousands of individuals choose to volunteer at the Food Bank throughout the year. Whether you’re volunteering on your own, with friends and family, or with colleagues, in just three hours of the day, you will help the Food Bank sort, glean, pack, and distribute food for those struggling with food insecurity. 

You can choose to volunteer at the Food Bank’s South Los Angeles warehouse, at the new City of Industry warehouse, or a partner agency. Volunteer opportunities are available on weekdays and Saturdays at the Food Bank. Learn more about volunteer opportunities>

Donate

If you are not able to donate your time, donating funds to the Food Bank also goes a long way toward supporting our programs. The Food Bank has many ways to donate funds, whether it’s a one-time donation, monthly donation, cryptocurrency, stock, vehicles or joining the FeedingLA Tomorrow Legacy Society.

Create Your Own Virtual Food Drive

Gather friends, family, colleagues, and others to get involved in fighting hunger in LA County! Start a virtual fundraiser on behalf of the Food Bank and support your community. Whether it’s a birthday, holiday, or any day fundraiser, you’ll be helping feed individuals and families struggling with food insecurity. Learn more about Team #WeFeedLA>

Find Out if Your Company Matches Your Donation

Did you know that thousands of companies choose to match their employee donations? Many companies match their employees’ donations as a great way to show them they also care about the causes they believe in while making double the impact in the community. Find out here if your company matches donations>

It’s thanks to volunteers and donors that the Food Bank is able to be a highly efficient organization. Consider donating to the Food Bank, or volunteering your time to help those in need.

Get Involved

When you give monthly, you provide food to a family in need. Together, #WeFeedLA.

More Stories from the LA Regional Food Bank

Voices of the Food Insecure in LA County

LA County boasts a vibrant mosaic of communities. It is also home to one of the most profound cases of food and nutrition insecurity. Learn more here.

Individuals and Families Turn to Local Food Pantries In Order to Receive Crucial Food Assistance

Different, unexpected events may impact someone’s budget. Food shouldn’t have to be sacrificed. The Food Bank and local food pantries are here to help.

How Food Pantries and Food Banks Work Together to Fight Hunger

While food pantries and food banks are dedicated to eliminate hunger in their communities, they specialize in different areas and logistics.

Individuals and Families Leave Pride Aside and Attend Food Pantries In Order to Make Ends Meet

Different hardships push individuals and families to seek food assistance from local food pantries. Learn more.

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