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A message from The Foodbank of Southern California

Dear Friends of The Foodbank,

Thank you for supporting The Foodbank of Southern California, especially during this Covid-19 crisis. The financial support you give helps The Foodbank’s ability to respond to a community in need.

Prior to the pandemic, throughout the country, 10.5% of households experienced food-insecurity; a lack of access to affordable and nutritious food. Since Covid-19 struck our community, more than 1 in 4 Los Angeles County households have experienced at least one instance of food-insecurity, and the demand for food has dramatically increased. The Foodbank is responding to this need by providing highly nutritional food each week for thousands of additional people.

In Los Angeles County, unemployment and poverty are pervasive, and most families served have no jobs or a lack living-wage to lift them out of poverty. With many schools still closed, more children are at risk of going hungry than in any other county in the Nation. For low and no-income households, healthy foods are more difficult to purchase, and they often rely on cheaper, high calorie food, and less healthy foods, to stave off hunger.

Since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, The Foodbank has been operating at full steam, answering the call to action. An emergency such as this escalates all resources required to meet community needs, and The Foodbank is in a state of “all hands-on deck.” The Foodbank is a principal food provider to hundreds of Nonprofit Partner Agencies, and over a dozen sites for specialized nutritional food distribution for impoverished seniors. Sites for large agencies may feed up to 1,500 people, 1-5 days each week, while small agencies may feed 20-50 people, 5 days a week.

The Food Bank of Southern California Supporters
The Food Bank Provides Healthy Food Choices

The Foodbank is committed to providing healthy food choices, and serves as a safety net for people in need. The children, families and seniors served by The Foodbank receive highly nutritional food, completely free of charge. This makes it possible for those struggling to make ends meet to utilize their limited resources on other critical needs.

Your continued investment in The Foodbank will lighten the burden and bring hope, joy, and life to those in need, by fulfilling their basic human right and need for nutritional food. One-time and recurring donations to The Foodbank can be made in a variety of ways: go to the DONATE PAGE on our website www.foodbankofsocal.org and click the green Make A Donation button or send your check to The Foodbank of Southern California,1444 San Francisco Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90813, or call us at (562) 435-3577.

Thank you for your consideration.

– Jeanne Cooper, President

In-Kind Donations (Donations of Goods or Services) Wish List

Goods:

  • 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

Pro Bono Services:

  • 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