Michael Flood, President and CEO of the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank (left), with Chefs from the summer 2019 “Howlin’ with Harris” event, presented by Billy Harris.

Michael Flood, President and CEO of the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank (left), with Chefs from the summer 2019 “Howlin’ with Harris” event, presented by Billy Harris.

Los Angeles Regional Food Bank:

1734 E 41st St, Los Angeles, CA 90058





Executive Leadership

Michael Flood

President and CEO

Board of Directors

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

Beach House Group

Sandra L. Burns

Ernst & Young LLP

Christina Carroll

Stout Risius Ross, Inc.

Bradford E. Chambers

Bank of America/Merrill Lynch

Stephanie Edens

Wolfgang Puck Catering

Jonathan L. Friedman

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Dean Hallett

Hallett Leadership

Meredith Hightower

HBO Entertainment

Katrina Hitz-Tough

Sony Pictures Entertainment

Dylan Jadeja

Riot Games

Whitney Jones Roy

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Catherine Khan

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

David Luwisch

Credit Suisse

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

Amy Jo Smith

The Digital Entertainment Group

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 (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

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. Approximately 2 million people in LA County face food insecurity.

Fast Facts

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.

Volunteer Opportunities

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.

Giving Opportunities

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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