Established in 1973
President and CEO
Board of Directors
CHAIR, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
Industry Entertainment Partners
Lena Al-Sarraf, Do
Asian Pacific Health Care Venture, Inc.
James P. Beaubien
Latham & Watkins LLP
David Bishop Media
Stout Risius Ross, Inc.
Karen L. Corman
Aramark Business Dining and LifeWorks
Los Angeles Mayor’s Office
University of Southern California
Oaktree Capital Management
Susan K. Leonard
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (Retired)
Montgomery Advisory, LLC
Entrepreneur and Investor
Shamrock Capital Advisors (Retired)
Transom Consulting Group
Todd P. Solash
Latham & Watkins (Retired)
James A. Thomson
RAND Corporation (Retired)
Lindsay A. Wilcox
Denise Woods, DRPH
University of California, Riverside
President and CEO, Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
Chief Financial Officer, Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
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
Los Angeles County
What is your Charity Navigator Rating?
Exceptional – 4 stars (score = 94.69).
What percentage of total revenue goes to cause (after operation expenses)?
What was your greatest recent community impact?
Nutritious food is a basic human need, and the LA Regional Food Bank and our partners helped provide critical assistance to roughly 900,000 people each month in 2021.
AREAS OF FUNDING
The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has two flagship events. The “Taste of the Rams” 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.
Volunteers are critical to the Food Bank. Between 15,000 and 30,000 typically volunteer to glean, package and provide food for our neighbors in need. The Food Bank provides volunteer events and opportunities for individuals, corporations and organizations. In recent years, the Food Bank has hosted special volunteer days with many corporate partners and VIPs.
Learn more at LAFoodBank.org/volunteer.
The Food Bank’s Program Operating Fund supports essential functions, including acquiring, storing, transportation, and distributing three million pounds of food every week. Food is distributed to children, seniors, working families and individuals through nearly 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 roughly 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.
GOAL FOR 2022
As the economic recovery continues and the demand for food assistance remains high, the LA Regional Food Bank will maintain historically high levels of food acquisition and distribution in order to provide nutritious food to families and individuals throughout LA County.
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