As a nonprofit organization, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank relies on the generosity of donors, partners and volunteers to alleviate hunger in LA County. MUFG Union Bank Foundation has provided enough funding to provide the equivalent of 160,000 meals, making an immediate impact for people who might otherwise go hungry.
While life is beginning to look normal for some in our community, many people throughout LA County continue to struggle as the economic recovery continues. As the prices of fuel and grocery items put additional pressure on low-income families, the need for food assistance is as important as ever.
“Thank you to Union Bank and our Food Bank Board Member Cary Rubinstein for supporting the Food Bank with this gift,” said Michael Flood, President and CEO of the LA Regional Food Bank. “This partnership benefits people all over Los Angeles County as the Food Bank and our Partner Agencies continue our work to provide food assistance.”
MUFG Union Bank Foundation has been a longtime supporter of the LA Regional Food Bank, and Cary Rubinstein, Managing Director of Marketing for Union Bank has served on the board for many years now. Rubinstein supervises marketing activity and strategy for the Regional Bank, including wealth management, community banking, real estate industries and commercial banking.
“The LA Regional Food Bank has been providing meaningful service to our community since 1973 and it has been inspiring to watch the Food Bank’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak and the related economic impact. We are humbled to support this foundational need,” said Rubinstein.
The Food Bank is grateful to MUFG Union Bank Foundation for providing funding so that the critical support to families still recovering from the pandemic and related economic fallout can continue.
Even before the pandemic, the need for food assistance in LA County was high. The pandemic only exacerbated food insecurity, and the Food Bank is able to alleviate the need in our community thanks to generous supporters.