UChicago alumni at the L.A. Regional Food Bank volunteer event, Feb. 2018.

VOLUNTEER EVENT: LOS ANGELES REGIONAL FOOD BANK

Fight hunger with us by giving just a little bit of your time

The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank distributes food and other essentials to children, seniors, families, and others in need. Community support enables the Food Bank to serve more than 300,000 people on a monthly basis. Their mission is to mobilize resources to fight hunger in our community; to fulfill this mission, they:

* source and acquire food and other products and distribute them to needy people through charitable agencies or directly through programs;
* conduct hunger education and awareness campaigns and advocate for public policies that alleviate hunger; and
* energize the community to get involved and support hunger relief.

The Food Bank collects food from hundreds of resources, which -- with the help of 30,000 volunteers annually -- it distributes through a network of more than 625 partner agencies. Ninety-seven percent of revenue raised goes directly to programs. Their 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.

Without volunteers, the Food Bank would not be able to provide food for thousands of hungry people every week. While agencies like the Food Bank traditionally see an increase in volunteer assistance up to & through the holiday season, they also see a dip in volunteer assistance after the New Year. Help us counteract that tendency and start your 2020 the right way by joining the University of Chicago Alumni Club of Los Angeles to help us sort, inspect, and repackage donated food items from local food drives before they're distributed to those in need.

Extend an invitation to service-oriented friends, family, co-workers, etc. to join us for this volunteer event; send them this event registration link - http://cerv.is/m?0338gjkNwqe

PLEASE NOTE:

* Minimum age requirement is 14; NO exceptions
* All volunteers must wear closed-toe/closed-heel shoes
* Wear a long-sleeve t-shirt or bring a light jacket / sweatshirt in case we are assigned to a refrigerated area
* Parking is available on site (and there is street parking nearby), but parking spaces are limited, so CARPOOLING (or Uber/Lyft) IS ENCOURAGED
* Upon completing your registration, you will receive an email confirmation from the Food Bank with all the logistics and forms. (If you do not receive the email confirmation, please check your spam/junk folder.) Please print & complete the requisite paperwork in advance of the event.

After our volunteer shift has ended for the morning -- it will end by 12 noon at the latest -- those interested in going out for lunch afterwards will re-group at the aptly-named LA’s Best Deli & Cafe, 605 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90021 (approx. 2.5 mi. north of the L.A. Food Bank, between the Fashion District and the Arts District).

       

Event Information

Cost: Free
Registration Required at the Following Link: http://cerv.is/m?0338gjkNwqe

When:

9:00AM - 12:00PM Sat 1 Feb 2020 ( Timezone: Pacific )

Where:

Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
1734 E. 41st St.
Los Angeles, CA 90058 USA

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Event Contact
Dante A. Bacani AB'90 - English Language & Literature
dante1@uchicago.edu
312-375-7886