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The Retired Employees of Los Angeles County (RELAC) Provided More Than 90,000 Meals for Hunger Relief Since the Onset of the Pandemic

The Retired Employees of Los Angeles County (RELAC) Provided More Than 90,000 Meals for Hunger Relief Since the Onset of the Pandemic

RELAC has raised more than $20,000 in support of the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank

RELAC is a nonprofit that consists of retired employees of the Los Angeles County government, and with their support, the Food Bank continues to provide meals to our hungry neighbors in need, especially as the economic impact of the pandemic continues.
“The Retired Employees of Los Angeles County (RELAC) Board and its members have partnered with the LA Regional Food Bank to help provide much-needed food during these high unemployment and COVID-19 challenging times. Recent Food Bank updates highlighted the critical need for food experienced by seniors struggling with food insecurity. Many seniors live in multi-generational households that are experiencing a loss of income, self-quarantines and social isolation. RELAC and its generous members have donated over $22,000 as of October 1, 2021,” the RELAC Board said in a joint statement.
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Giving Hope During the Pandemic and the Future

As the pandemic unfolded in 2020, the leadership and members of RELAC saw the importance of the Food Bank’s work to provide meals to our food-insecure neighbors, and they started a fundraiser to help with the fight against hunger in LA County.

“I am so grateful to have been blessed with all the necessities of life and even more,” said Linda Hopkins, member of RELAC “I truly believe that to whom much is given, much is expected. Helping others is a part of who I am. I was initially drawn to RELAC because the organization is service-driven. I am so appreciative that we have chosen to help with the Food Bank.”

One RELAC Board member said the following: “Most of us are so lucky to have retirement security and first-class health care benefits. I, personally, am exceedingly grateful for the lifestyle my retirement allowance allows me to enjoy. I can’t imagine what it’s like having to miss a meal, worse yet, worrying about how I would feed my children.”

The work of the Food Bank is possible thanks to generous supporters like the RELAC team, who have inspired their network to donate funds to our cause.

Join our fight against hunger by starting your own fundraiser. Together, #WeFeedLA.

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