Los Angeles Regional Food Bank:
1734 E 41st St, Los Angeles, CA 90058
President and CEO
Board of Directors
David Bishop, Chairman
David Bishop Media
Lena Al-Sarraf, DO
Asian Pacific Health Care Venture, Inc.
James P. Beaubien
Latham & Watkins LLP
Beach House Group
Sandra L. Burns
Ernst & Young LLP
Stout Risius Ross, Inc.
Bradford E. Chambers
Bank of America/Merrill Lynch
Wolfgang Puck Catering
Jonathan L. Friedman
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Sony Pictures Entertainment
Whitney Jones Roy
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
G & R Holdings
Oaktree Capital Management
Susan K. Leonard
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (Retired)
Emerald Lake Capital Management
Montgomery Advisory, LLC
Entrepreneur and Investor
Shamrock Capital Advisors (Retired)
Transom Consulting Group
Amy Jo Smith
The Digital Entertainment Group
Latham & Watkins (Retired)
James A. Thomson, Immediate Past Chairman
RAND Corporation (Retired)
Lindsay A. Wilcox
Michael Flood (officer)
President and CEO, Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
Steven Meisberger (officer)
Chief Financial Officer, Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
Weldon Wu (officer)
Corporate Secretary, Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
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.
The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank serves all of Los Angeles County, the most populous county in the United States. Approximately 2 million people in LA County face food insecurity.
What are your Charity Navigator and Guide Star ratings?
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 2018, we distributed 67 million pounds of food, the equivalent of 56 million meals. We are on pace to exceed these numbers in 2019, tracking ~23% ahead year-over-year.
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” 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 37,000 volunteers donated their time in 2018 to glean, sort and package food for our neighbors in need.
The Food Bank provides volunteer events and opportunities for corporations and organizations. In 2018, the Food Bank hosted special volunteer days with many corporate partners and VIPs, including Metallica, Riot Games and Target.
Learn more at LAFoodBank.org/volunteer.
The Food Bank’s Program Operating Fund supports essential functions, including the acquisition, storage, transportation and distribution of more than 1 million pounds of food every month. Food is distributed to children, seniors, working families and individuals through more than 600 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. One site has been generously sponsored by Barilla, who also provides cooking classes for participants.
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. 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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