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Top 5 LA Regional Food Bank Stories in 2022

Top 5 LA Regional Food Bank Stories in 2022

What Is and Is Not Covered With CalFresh

The core work of the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank involves mobilizing resources to redirect rescued food and grocery items to individuals and families in need. The Food Bank also helps with other hunger-fighting initiatives, such as our CalFresh Awareness Program, where Food Bank staff help to guide people who may qualify for CalFresh benefits through the application process. This Food Bank story covers what people can and can’t buy with CalFresh benefits. 

Thanking Amazon for Two Years of Free Food Delivery to High-Risk Individuals, Throughout the Pandemic and Beyond

While 2020 and 2021 were difficult years for everyone, it was especially hard on older adults and people with underlying health concerns. Early in the pandemic, Amazon teamed up with the LA Regional Food Bank, offering to deliver food to high-risk individuals who were advised to stay home– donating time and free delivery services during a period of increased need. Now, two years later, the program has distributed roughly 275,000 food kits. That’s more than 5,000,000 pounds and translates to roughly 4,170,000 meals.

How a Market-Style Pantry Benefits a Community and the Environment

My Friends House is one of the nearly 600 partner agencies that receive food and products from the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. In a recent interview, My Friends House Executive Director Judy Starr shared that about 75% of their inventory comes from the Food Bank. The following individuals are the beneficiaries of the generous support from the community. This blog post tells the stories of some of the people helped by My Friends House and the LA Regional Food Bank.

Seven Food Bank News Stories You Missed

The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has been featured in local, national, and international news stories hundreds of times in the past few years, and 2022 was no different. This blog post embeds seven of the television spots from 2022 that covered topics like the All-Star Legacy Project with the Los Angeles Dodgers, a national CBS Evening News story featuring Food Bank partner agency Friends in Deed, and multiple local news stories about inflation in Los Angeles County, and the impact on the work of the Food Bank.

Five Great Alternatives to Canned Food Drives

Canned food drives come to mind, particularly around the holidays, as a way to support food banks. While food banks and food pantries do appreciate all the donated food they can get, there are other, perhaps more efficient ways, to support these organizations. Since most of the food is donated by growers, manufacturers, and wholesalers, and since the small percentage of food purchased by food banks is purchased at wholesale prices, monetary contributions or volunteer support help food banks the most. Making a cash donation, volunteering your time, involving your company or employer in matching gifts, raising awareness on social media, and hosting fundraisers are incredible ways to fight hunger.

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More Stories from the LA Regional Food Bank

Individuals and Families Turn to Local Food Pantries In Order to Receive Crucial Food Assistance

Different, unexpected events may impact someone’s budget. Food shouldn’t have to be sacrificed. The Food Bank and local food pantries are here to help.

How Food Pantries and Food Banks Work Together to Fight Hunger

While food pantries and food banks are dedicated to eliminate hunger in their communities, they specialize in different areas and logistics.

Individuals and Families Leave Pride Aside and Attend Food Pantries In Order to Make Ends Meet

Different hardships push individuals and families to seek food assistance from local food pantries. Learn more.

UCLA Survey Finds that 24% of LA County Residents Have Worried About Going Hungry

UCLA study reveals that a reported 24% of respondents shared that they worried about going hungry because of the cost of food.

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