The Foodbank of Southern California | Our Difference
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Our Difference

The Foodbank of Southern California is committed to fighting hunger, one meal at a time in our local communities.

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Food Bank Volunteer

About The Foodbank of Southern California:

Food Bank of Southern California
  • The Foodbank of Southern California has been providing food to impoverished children, families, and seniors residing in Los Angeles County since 1975.
  • The Foodbank of Southern California focuses on the “poorest of the poor” neighborhoods in downtown Los Angeles, Compton, San Pedro, South Central, Watts, and North Long Beach.
  • The Foodbank of Southern California provides highly nutritious food to at least 300,000 people each week; or 2.8% of L.A. County’s population.
  • The Foodbank of Southern California continues to be one of the largest distributors of fresh produce of any foodbank in the state; annually distributing over 22 million pounds of fresh produce.
California Local Food Bank
Food Bank - Primary Food Provider
  • The Foodbank of Southern California is a primary food provider to hundreds of community-based agencies who feed the needy in Los Angeles County through both emergency and non-emergency food programs.
  • We maintain the highest volume of distributed food per dollar of operating expense while maintaining the smallest full-time staff of any metropolitan foodbank in the United States.
  • The Foodbank of Southern California is fortunate to be debt-free, owning its warehouse, offices, and equipment. The Foodbank is in a strong position to continue services for decades to come.
  • The Foodbank of Southern California is known throughout the country as being the most cost effective and efficient foodbank in the entire Nation; consistently maintaining a small budget that delivers a huge impact.
Primary Food Provider in Los Angeles