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Corporate Citizenship & Giving Guide: Los Angeles Food Bank

Los Angeles Food Bank: 1734 E 41st Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90058

LAFoodBank.org

Mission Statement:

  • The mission of the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank is to mobilize resources to fight hunger in
  • our community.
  • Source and acquire food and other products and distribute to needy people through charitable
  • agencies or directly through programs;
  • Energize the community to get involved and support hunger relief;
  • Conduct hunger education and awareness campaigns and advocate for public policies that
  • alleviate hunger.

Service Area:

The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank serves all of Los Angeles County, the most populous county in the United States. The Food Bank is now helping feed more than 900,000 each month.

Leadership

Executive Leadership

Michael Flood

President and CEO

Board of Directors

Whitney Jones Roy

CHAIR, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Keith Addis

Industry Entertainment Partners

Tonya Agurto

Disney

Lena Al-Sarraf, Do

Asian Pacific Health Care Venture, Inc.

James P. Beaubien

Latham & Watkins LLP

Sergio Bicas-Klein

YummyEarth

David Bishop

David Bishop Media

PJ Brice

Beach House Group

Sandra L. Burns

Ernst & Young LLP

Christina Carrol

Stout Risius Ross, Inc.

Stephanie Edens

Everytable

Jonathan L. Friedman

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP (Retired)

Dean Hallett

Hallett Leadership

Meredith Hightower

HBO Entertainment

Katrina Hitz-Tough

Philanthropist

Dylan Jadeja

Riot Games

Gary Kirkpatrick

G&R Holdings

Robert Kronfli

Bacari Restaurants

Jordon Kruse

Oaktree Capital Management

Susan K. Leonard

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (Retired)

Dan Lukas

Emerald Lake Capital Management

Silvano Merlo

Marriott International

Michael Montgomery

Montgomery Advisory, LLC

Abhilash Patel

Entrepreneur and Investor

Robert Perille

Shamrock Capital Advisors (Retired)

Felix Recht

Transom Consulting Group

Cary Rubinstein

Union Bank

Yves Saada

Philanthropist

Amy Jo Smith

The Digital Entertainment Group

Mark Stegemoeller

Latham & Watkins (Retired)

James A. Thomson

RAND Corporation (Retired)

Justin Toner

Capital Group

Lindsay A. Wilcox

Goldman Sachs

OFFICERS

Michael Flood

President and CEO, Los Angeles Regional Food Bank

Steven Meisberger

Chief Financial Officer, Los Angeles Regional Food Bank

Weldon Wu

Corporate Secretary, Los Angeles Regional Food Bank

Fast Facts:

What is your Charity Navigator Rating (1 star – 4 stars) OR What is your GuideStar Rating?

Our Charity Navigator Rating is 4 stars.

We are proud to be rated a “4-star” organization by Charity Navigator and a “Platinum Seal of Transparency” organization by Guide Star.

What percentage of total revenue goes to cause (after operation expenses)?

97% of revenues, financial and in-kind, go directly to programs.

What was your greatest community impact in 2019?

In 2019, we acquired and distributed 81.1 million pounds of food and product valued at $107 million.

In response to the pandemic, food distribution has increased by 145% in 2020 year-to-date.

Fundraising Events (or Areas of Funding):

The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has two flagship events. The “Taste of the Rams,” which is a joint venture between the Food Bank, the Los Angeles Rams and the LA Chef community. The Annual “Season for Sharing” event is held each year to highlight those friends who have made a significant contribution to fighting hunger in our community.

There are other opportunities for third-party events and co-ventures, such as the “Feed SoCal” campaign with Albertsons and ABC7, the “Help for the Hungry” campaign with Ralph’s/Food 4 Less and NBC4 or our peer to peer fundraising platform, Team #WeFeedLA.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Volunteers are critical to the Food Bank. In a typical year, more than 30,000 volunteers donate their time to glean, package and provide food for our neighbors in need.

The Food Bank provides volunteer events and opportunities for corporations and organizations. In recent years, the Food Bank has hosted special volunteer days with many corporate partners and VIPs, including Metallica, Riot Games and Disney.

Learn more at LAFoodBank.org/volunteer.

Giving Opportunities:

The Food Bank’s Program Operating Fund supports essential functions, including the acquisition, storage, transportation and distribution of 4 million pounds of food every week. Food is distributed to children, seniors, working families and individuals through more than 700 partner agencies.

Generous donors also support the Mobile Food Pantry program, which was converted amid the COVID-19 pandemic to the large-scale drive through food distributions that have been regularly featured on local and national news.

The Food Bank’s Senior Nutrition Program, one of the largest Senior Nutrition Programs in the United States, provides monthly food kits to more than 28,000 seniors through the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP).

One in four children in Los Angeles County may not know where their next meal is coming from. The Children’s Nutrition Programs provide healthy breakfasts, after-school meals, summer lunches, weekend meals and bags of fresh produce. Amid the pandemic, the LA Regional Food Bank supplemented “Grab and Go” meal sites with additional grocery-style food on a rotating basis.

Goal for 2021:

Our primary goal for 2021 is to continue our response to the pandemic by keeping food acquisition and distribution at record levels in order to provide nutritious food to families and individuals throughout Los Angeles County.

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