Facebook Pixel - PageView Event

Starbucks Provides $83,500 Grant To LA Regional Food Bank To Help Alleviate Hunger

Starbucks Provides $83,500 Grant To LA Regional Food Bank To Help Alleviate Hunger

This Grant Will Support Mobile Food Pantry Programs in Los Angeles County

LOS ANGELES, CA (August 31, 2020) – The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank is pleased to announce it has received a grant of $83,500 from Starbucks to help alleviate hunger in Los Angeles County. Funds will support the Food Bank’s Mobile Food Pantry (MFP) Program, providing nutritious food to families and individuals who are facing hunger.

The Food Bank’s MFP is on the front lines of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, distributing directly to clients who have unreliable or insufficient access to adequate food. It is an invaluable resource, particularly in low-income communities without reasonable access to a traditional food pantry.

“Before the outbreak, 1 in 5 people in LA County faced food insecurity,” said Michael Flood, President and CEO of the LA Regional Food Bank. “Now, amid the pandemic, even more of our neighbors are in need. We are proud to partner with Starbucks and Feeding America® to ensure that people who struggle with hunger have access to wholesome meals. This grant exemplifies what we can accomplish when we work together.”

“Our local communities need our support now more than ever, and Starbucks is committed to doing our part to help alleviate hunger in the U.S.,” says Jane Maly, social impact manager at Starbucks. “Our investment in LA Regional Food Bank’s innovative mobile food pantry program goes beyond our food donation partnership to reach even more families in need closer to where they live.”

Starbucks is increasing its commitment to ending hunger by investing in Feeding America programs and member food banks across the U.S. This summer, the company has re-invested $1 million to support mobile food pantry programs for 13 food banks across the United States, including the LA Regional Food Bank, as part of its efforts to help alleviate hunger. The company has also donated 27 million meals since 2016 through its U.S. FoodShare program and is expanding hunger-related donation programs to additional countries around the world.

The mission of the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank is to mobilize resources to fight hunger in our community. Thanks to the support of our donors, partner agencies and our community, the Food Bank has increased food distribution by 125% from mid-March through early-September compared to pre-pandemic levels.

More Stories from the LA Regional Food Bank

Seniors and CalFresh: Millions are Eligible, but Many are Not Taking Advantage

Seniors are one of the most vulnerable populations to suffer from food insecurity. CalFresh and the LA Regional Food Bank can help.

Los Angeles Business Journal Honors FedEx and Jim Yukevich at 2024 Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Awards

At the 2024 Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Awards hosted by the Los Angeles Business Journal, Jim Yukevich and FedEx were celebrated .

Joining the Feeding LA Tomorrow Legacy Society: Tami

Feeding LA Tomorrow Legacy Society member Tami shares her story of how she plans to support generations to come with a lasting gift

Cutting the Ribbon at The Donald Goodman Family Foundation Volunteer Center

The LA Regional Food Bank commemorated the ribbon-cutting ceremony for The Donald Goodman Family Foundation Volunteer Center.

Stay Connected

Sign up for the latest in our fight against hunger.