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Donate Your Car to the Food Bank and Help Feed LA

Donate Your Car to the Food Bank and Help Feed LA

By donating your old vehicle, you could help LA Food Relief Efforts.

Did you know that by donating your old vehicle, you could be helping the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank feed the millions of people who are food insecure in LA County? The month of October has become Cartober, a perfect time to donate your vehicle and perhaps qualify for a tax deduction.

Families with multiple incomes are struggling to make ends meet in Los Angeles County, having to sacrifice essential items in order to pay rent or utilities. Having three nutritious meals a day is something individuals or families should have to sacrifice. 

Did you know that as of October 2023, 97% of the Food Bank’s revenue went directly to our programs and services that serve 870,000 people each month? That means that your donation goes a long way to alleviate food insecurity for the 1 in 5 residents who are in need. 

Learn more about how you can help.

Why Donate Your Car?

If you have a vehicle in your driveway collecting dust over the years, donating it to the Food Bank may be your best choice. Donating it to the Food Bank comes at no cost to you, and you may qualify for a tax deduction while supporting a cause that is near and dear to your heart.

All types of transportation are welcomed, including cars that run or have mechanical issues, boats, RVs, motorcycles and planes. The Food Bank works with the Charitable Adult Rides & Services (CARS), a nonprofit social enterprise owned by a nonprofit supporting only nonprofits through vehicle donations. To date, CARS has returned more than $450+ million to nonprofit partners thanks to those who donate their vehicles through their service.

How Do I Donate a Vehicle?

Donating a vehicle and helping feed children, adults and seniors throughout LA County is easy. Here’s how:

  1. Call 844-401-GIVE (4483) or submit the online form here.
  2. Schedule a vehicle pick-up at no cost to you.
  3. At the time of pick-up, you’ll receive your donation receipt.

Other Ways of Giving

If you don’t have a vehicle to donate, there are other ways to make a difference. The Food Bank relies on the generosity of the community to help the thousands of families struggling with food insecurity. You can give a one-time or monthly donation that will go a long way for someone in need.

The Food Bank also offers a variety of ways to give:

  • Donate monthly > Monthly gifts help the Food Bank plan for consistent distribution within our community all year long and is one of the very best ways to give.
  • Donate stock > Donating stock is a great way to support the Food Bank since it can be helpful from a tax perspective. 
  • Endowment > The Food Bank’s endowment is crucial to ensuring that our vision is achieved. Grounded in our mission to serve the residents of our County, the endowment supports a range of services and programs.
  • Company Matching > Over 23,000 employers offer matching gifts. Yours could be one of them.
  • Donate Cryptocurrency > Food Bank supporters and cryptocurrency holders are now able to donate directly to the Food Bank through The Giving Block. 

Get Involved

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

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