Last Chance to Make it a Happy Thanksgiving

For an L.A. County Family in Need …

 

Support a Local Food Drive or Visit LAFoodBank.org to Give

LOS ANGELES — Nov. 23, 2015 — For Immediate Release — With Thanksgiving just days away, most of us already have plans in place to feast with family and friends to celebrate the holiday.

But one in six people in Los Angeles County doesn’t have enough to eat … and you can help them enjoy the holiday as well by supporting a local food drive or visiting the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank’s website to give at www.LAFoodBank.org/Donate

Food drives this week include …

Ralphs / Food 4 Less

Now through Jan. 26

Donate at canisters located at check-out registers.

 

Vons 

Now through Dec. 31

“End Hunger for the Holidays” by purchasing pre-packed grocery bags

of most-needed items, to be donated to the Food Bank.

 

KTLA & Stater Bros.

Tuesday, Nov. 24

Stop by the Stater Bros. in Santa Clarita or at the Citadel in Commerce to help fight hunger!

KTLA’s Gayle Anderson and the LA Food Bank will be sending out

messages of hope all day long and accepting donations.

Six Flags Magic Mountain 

Wednesday, Nov. 25

Donate a bag of groceries and “Bag a Ticket” (free admission).

Amoeba Music

Wednesday, Nov. 25

Giving a percentage of sales for the day and accepting donations at check-out registers.

Proceeds from a Dec. 5 silent auction will also benefit the Food Bank.

YMCA

Now through Nov. 30

Donate five cans for membership registration fee to be waived at

25 greater Los Angeles locations.

The Forum

Dec. 4, 8, 9, 12, 13, 19, 30, 31

For each can of shelf -stable food donated,

The Forum will reduce parking by $1 up to $10.

 

 

 

Most-needed items by the Food Bank are …

Canned Goods: Stews, ravioli, cannelloni, spaghetti, tuna, peanut butter, jelly, yams, sardines, chicken, beef, fruit, vegetables and baby food. Packaged Items:  Hot cereal (grits, oatmeal, etc.), mashed potatoes, stuffing mix, powdered eggs, complete meals, pancake mixes, baby cereal, rice, granola bars and protein bars. Drinks: Coffee, juices in non-breakable containers, supplemental drinks, baby formula and dry milk. Staples:Beans, rice and pasta.

 

About Los Angeles Regional Food Bank:

For 42 years, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has worked to mobilize resources in the community to alleviate hunger. With a vision that no one goes hungry in Los Angeles County, the Food Bank has distributed more than 1 billion pounds of food since its inception. It provides food to 320,500 people monthly and in 2014 distributed 59 million pounds of food. The Food Bank collects food from hundreds of resources, which – with the help of nearly 27,000 volunteers annually – it distributes through a network of 700 partner agencies at 1,150 distribution and program sites. In addition, 97 percent of monies raised and in-kind donations go directly to programs. Our efficiency and effectiveness led the LA Business Journal to name the Food Bank as the “Nonprofit Organization of the Year” among large local organizations in 2013. For more information or to get involved, visit: www.lafoodbank.org.

 

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