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How Volunteers are Helping the Food Bank Fight Hunger

How Volunteers are Helping the Food Bank Fight Hunger

Nearly 17,000 volunteers donated their time to the Food Bank in 2022

April is National Volunteer Month and the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank is thankful to all of its volunteers, whether they volunteer at the South Los Angeles warehouse, City of Industry, or in any of its more than 600 partner agencies throughout LA County.

Throughout 2022, nearly 17,000 volunteers donated their time at the Food Bank and at food distribution sites for a total of more than 126,000 hours, 33 percent of the overall hours worked. Volunteers are an essential part of the Food Bank’s mission to fight hunger in our County, reducing the overall cost of the Food Bank’s work, and contributing to very high levels of efficiency.

With just a few hours of their day, the Food Bank’s volunteers help in a variety of ways. In addition to packaging product, volunteers also help glean and sort donated food, including fresh produce. Volunteers also help at distributions and at partner agency sites to provide food directly to those in need.

The Many Ways You Can Volunteer

There are many ways you can get involved with fighting hunger in your community. Learn more about how you can get involved.

Group and Corporate Volunteering

Gather a group of family and friends to come to donate your time at the Food Bank. The Food Bank welcomes groups throughout the week, including Saturdays. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, anniversary, reunion, or just because, the Food Bank is considered one of the best volunteering opportunities in LA County.

Every year, hundreds of companies choose the Food Bank to volunteer at one of the two warehouses, or at one of our partner agencies. Hundreds of thousands of hours are donated each year by generous community members and companies who helped the Food Bank fight food insecurity.

To sign up for a volunteer shift or to learn more, visit LAFoodBank.org/volunteer.

Get Involved

Consider volunteering at the Food Bank and helping your neighbors in need. Together, #WeFeedLA.

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