Los Angeles Rams players and Los Angeles Regional Food Bank supporters on stage at the third annual Taste of the Rams event.

Los Angeles Rams players and Los Angeles Regional Food Bank supporters on stage at the third annual Taste of the Rams event.



Michael Flood

President and CEO


Roger Castle

Chief Development Officer



David Bishop, Chairman

David Bishop Media

Tonya Agurto


Lena Al-Sarraf, DO

Asian Pacific Health Care Venture, Inc.

James P. Beaubien

Latham & Watkins LLP

Sergio Bicas-Klein


PJ Brice

Cheeky Home, Inc.

Christina Carroll

Stout Risius Ross, Inc.

Bradford E. Chambers

Bank of America/Merrill Lynch

Joseph E. Davis

Etonien, LLC

Stephanie Edens

Wolfgang Puck Catering

David Eisman

Goldman Sachs

Jonathan L. Friedman

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Richard C. Fung

Ernst & Young LLP

Dean Hallett

Dylan Jadeja

Riot Games

Whitney Jones Roy

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Catherine Khan


Gary Kirkpatrick

G & R Holdings

Jordon Kruse

Oaktree Capital Management

Susan K. Leonard

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (Retired)

Dan Lukas

Emerald Lake Capital Management

David Luwisch

Credit Suisse

Silvano Merlo

Marriott International

Rosey Miller

Regional Investment & Management

Michael Montgomery

Montgomery Advisory, LLC

Abhilash Patel

Entrepreneur and Investor

Robert Perille

Shamrock Capital Advisors (Retired)

Yves Saada


Amy Jo Smith

The Digital Entertainment Group

Victor Smith

Ralphs Grocery Company

Mark Stegemoeller

Latham & Watkins (Retired)

James A. Thomson, Immediate Past Chairman

RAND Corporation (Retired)

Justin Toner

Capital Group

Lindsay A. Wilcox

Goldman Sachs

Michael Flood

Los Angeles Regional Food Bank


The service area is Los Angeles County, the most populous county in the country. Approximately 1 in 7 people in Los Angeles County are food insecure.


The mission of the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank is to mobilize resources to fight hunger in our community. The Food Bank’s vision is that no one goes hungry in Los Angeles County.


In 2017, the Food Bank distributed 68 million pounds of food to those in need. Since its founding, the Food Bank has provided enough food for more than one billion meals.


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” Luncheon 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 and the annual checkout campaign with NORMS restaurants.


Volunteers are critical to the Food Bank. More than 30,000 volunteers donate their time each year to help glean and package food for our neighbors in need.

The Food Bank provides volunteer events and opportunities for corporations and organizations to help them with their community and social responsibility initiatives. In 2017, the Food Bank has hosted special volunteer days with many corporate partners and VIPs including the NBA All-Stars, Metallica, FedEx and Starbucks.

Companies often organize groups of volunteers for team building and community service days. Other groups might be religious organizations or individuals who are looking for a unique way to celebrate their birthday. Groups and individuals must sign up to volunteer online at LAFoodBank.org/volunteer. The minimum age requirement is 14 years old.


The Food Bank’s Program Operating Fund supports essential functions including the acquisition, storage, transportation and distribution of more than one million pounds of food every month. Food is distributed directly to children, seniors, working families and individuals through more than 650 partner agencies.

Generous donors also support the Mobile Food Pantry program, which delivers food to working families, children, seniors and college students, in areas that do not have access to an agency distribution site.

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 struggles with hunger. The Food Bank’s Children’s Nutrition Programs provide healthy breakfasts, after-school meals, summer lunches, weekend meals and bags of fresh produce. At schools in South Los Angeles and Compton, the BackPack Program provides weekly meal kits for students who need food assistance during the weekend.

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