Feed SoCal kicked off on June 26th and lasted until October 4. While it wasn’t the first collaboration, it was completely different from Feed SoCal campaigns in the past due to the pandemic – making the event virtual. Throughout the campaign, community members have been making a difference for those who need us most by making generous donations. The campaign benefits the following Southern California food Banks: the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County, Feeding America Riverside/San Bernardino and FOOD SHARE, Ventura County’s Food Bank.
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Don’t miss out on the 9th Annual #FeedSoCal Food Drive! Please join the #FoodBank, @abc7la and @espnlosangeles in hopes of beating last year’s numbers: 5.5 million meals resulted through the support of sponsors, donors, and @abc7la viewers. To learn more about the campaign and how you can join the fight against hunger, you have until October 4th to get involved! lafoodbank.org/events/feed-socal/
The Feed SoCal Campaign is appropriately timed with the end of the school, bringing much-needed awareness and other valuable resources to food banks just as the need for food assistance is about to increase drastically – especially for families with children.
From the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, more people are food insecure for the very first time and at an alarming rate due to the cuts in salaries and jobs. Before the pandemic, 1 in 5 people in Los Angeles County experienced food insecurity. In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the Los Angeles Regional Food banks have increased food distribution by more than 125% reaching over 900,000 in a month. It is thanks to donations like this that help the Food Bank not only sustain support for those that regularly rely on the Food Bank but also expand our resources for people that may be turning to food banks for the first time.
Thank you to everyone who has already supported the Food Bank’s efforts to fight hunger in Los Angeles County. These efforts combined with the Feed SoCal Campaign will allow the Food Bank to provide up to 59,165 meals for hungry children, older adults and families throughout our community.
It’s not too late to join the fight against hunger. Give a gift that makes a difference for those that need us most, and remember – just $23 per month provides a year’s worth of food to a neighbor in need.