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The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank is Building Hope to Change Lives

The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank is Building Hope to Change Lives

For almost 50 years, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has been committed to ending hunger with a vision that no one goes hungry in Los Angeles County. The pandemic has made an already urgent battle against food insecurity even worse for the millions of vulnerable children, seniors, families, and adults in our community.

Before the pandemic, the Food Bank reached 300,000 people each month. During the pandemic, the number of people who seek help from the Food Bank tripled to 900,000 each month.

With the goal to reach more people that are food insecure in LA County, the Food Bank launched its Building Hope: The Campaign for a Brighter Future in 2019, aiming to raise $165 million. Since recently entering the campaign’s public phase, the Food Bank has raised 72% of the goal to date from 94,644 donors.

The Goodman Family Commits $1 million to the Building Hope Campaign

The Goodman family has pledged $1 million to support the Building Hope campaign and our efforts to reach more people in our community. The funding will be to construct a Volunteer Center at our new facility in the City of Industry, which will be named The Goodman Family Volunteer Center, which is scheduled to open in the fall of 2022.

“My family and I are very proud of our long-term support of the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank,” said Donald Goodman, Campaign Co-Chair. “The Food Bank is integral in getting healthy and nutritious food to millions of people facing food insecurity and hunger throughout Los Angeles County. We know that an investment in the Food Bank means making a positive impact in the lives of our neighbors. We’re delighted to name the new Volunteer Center after the Goodman Family Foundation and look forward to our continued work with the Food Bank for years to come.”

 

In 2020, the Food Bank purchased a 256,000 square foot warehouse to build the infrastructure necessary to meet the ever-increasing demand for our programs and services. The warehouse, located in the City of Industry, is currently in its transformation stage to turn it into a state-of-the-art food distribution center. This new building will substantially: increase storage capacity, decrease food waste, optimize energy efficiency and increase operational productivity. The expansion was necessary even before the pandemic and is all the more important now.

A 3D rendering of the City of Industry LA Regional Food Bank warehouse.

Without the help from donors, the Food Bank would not be able to reach those that are food insecure in our County. Visit our Building Hope campaign page, and learn more about the opportunities to get involved, and take a virtual tour of the new facility.

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