Eloise donated $553 that she raised by running a lemonade stand to help feed those in need in Los Angeles County, proving that you are never too young to make a difference. When her mother Carra asked her where she wanted to donate it, she chose the Food Bank because she knows it is one of the best charities in Los Angeles County and provides food from thousands of people each month struggling with food insecurity. “Eloise really has a heart for people, especially for people in need,” said Eloise’s mother, Carra. “I am so proud that she came up with this idea on her own and was persistent in making it happen – her goal was to raise $100. We are overwhelmed by the amount of support and donations raised.”
“She inspires us to be better. We feel pretty lucky to be her parents,” added Carra.
Because $1 can provide up to 4 meals, her generosity will provide more than 2,000 meals to children, seniors, working families and individuals facing hunger in our community.
Jared and Carra, Eloise’s parents, teach their daughter about why it is important to be generous and help those less fortunate. They contribute regularly as monthly donors to the Food Bank. This loyal group of donors provides funding to reach people all year long.
The Monthly Meals Giving Program helps the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank alleviate hunger in Los Angeles County. Through a monthly gift automatically deducted from your credit card or checking account, more hungry children, families and seniors will receive meals. Benefits of joining includes Year-end Tax Summary and Impact Report, early access to Food Bank events, access to Exclusive CEO Lunch and Tours, and invitation to Family and Friends Volunteer Days where children age 5 to 13 can participate.
Because Eloise’s parents are monthly donors, her family receives invitations to our Family and Friends Days where children age 5 to 13 can volunteer to sort and glean food for the community. These volunteer days happen each quarter and give a chance for younger children to participate in one of the best volunteer experiences in Los Angeles. “Eloise was so excited to be able to volunteer, make her donation in person, and see firsthand how to her donation and the organization make an impact in the community. She had so much fun that she can’t wait to do it again,” added Carra.
It also educates them about the problem of food insecurity in our community, where 1 in 5 people may not know where their next meal is coming from, and for children, the number is 1 in 4. Los Angeles County is home to more food insecure children than any other county in the country.