A note from The Foodbank’s President John F. Knapp
Dear Foodbank Supporters:
I want to extend my deepest gratitude for your support of The Foodbank of Southern California. Your generosity in the past has helped us work toward our top priorities of providing access to healthy food and preventing health issues such as obesity and childhood diabetes, as well as hospitalization and premature institutionalization among the elderly.
I am asking for your help again because – quite frankly – we cannot achieve this goal without you.
The distribution of fresh vegetables and fruits, and other nutritious items such as chicken, canned tuna, rice, low sodium canned vegetables, canned fruit packed in its own juice with no sugar added, 100% fruit juices, and whole grain wheat products are at the core of The Foodbank’s entire operation. It is a constant challenge to obtain nutritious food for the children we serve, because corporate food donors historically tend to donate more junk and snack food.
Your support makes it possible for The Foodbank to 1) obtain and distribute highly nutritious food, 2) provide information and other resources for the low-income and poor people we serve, to help prevent them from becoming overweight and/or obese, and 3) seek out areas of the community where there is limited access to fresh vegetables and fruits, and arrange for distribution.
Such achievements take hard work and sacrifice as well as financial support, especially in today’s challenging economic environment. That’s why your donation is so important. Ultimately, your support helps children with their capacity to learn and perform in school, advances healthy aging, and lessens the daily burden of the working poor to choose between paying for healthy food and other basic needs.
One-time and recurring gifts will help fulfill the basic human right and need for nutritional food. We appreciate your consideration of clicking here to DONATE NOW or calling us at (562) 435-3577.
Thank you for considering the gift of life.
John Knapp, President
In-Kind Donations (donations of goods or services) Wish List
- Cardboard boxes for repacking food
- Clear Packing Tape
- Cleaning supplies (window cleaner, floor cleaner, & all purpose cleaner)
- Paper drinking cups
- Historical images of building site circa: 1912
- High resolution digital camera
- High resolution digital scanner
- Copy paper 8 1/2 x 11 (white only)
- Label maker for index files and folders
- Newsletter and Annual Report graphic design
- Printing of newsletter, annual report, campaign collateral materials as well as stationary, folders, business cards, and envelopes.
- Shipping or freight service
- IT Support