The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation donated $100,000 to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank to help communities most impacted by COVID-19. The gift will help support the Food Bank’s mission to assist those experiencing food insecurity during the pandemic. The contribution is part of its donations to organizations across their 15-state service area that are at the foreground of supporting those most affected by the crisis.
Donations like this will enable the Food Bank to serve the LA community without interruptions and provide food to children and families who rely on federally-funded school lunches facing current school closures, serve senior citizens who cannot attend congregate meals and those workers facing lay-offs or reduced hours.
Delta Dental is the philanthropic arm of Delta Dental of California and its affiliated companies including Delta Dental Insurance Company, Delta Dental of Pennsylvania and Delta Dental of New York, Inc. The organization partners with local communities to increase access to care, support dental education and fund research that advances the oral health field.
“The COVID-19 pandemic is having an unprecedented disruption on daily life across the globe, and while we don’t yet fully understand the extent of the public health or economic implications of this outbreak, we do know that it will be particularly challenging for those who are already vulnerable,” said Kenzie Ferguson, Vice President of Foundation and Corporate Social Responsibility for Delta Dental of California.
LA County faces food insecurity more than any other country in the nation. It is thanks to our donors like Delta Dental, that the Food Bank can provide undisturbed distribution of healthy food to more than 300,000 people monthly during this pandemic.