Supporting Our Partners in Times of Increased Need
Before the pandemic, the Church of the Redeemer in Baldwin Park distributed food to about 165 families each week. Now, that number is greater than 1,000. Like so many of the Food Bank’s partner agencies, Church of the Redeemer has had to dramatically scale up its work to meet the heightened demand created by COVID-19 and the continuing economic impact.
So many families in our community are still struggling with job loss and hunger. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the U.S. economy added only 266,000 jobs in April 2021, far fewer than forecasts of most economists.
It is more obvious than ever that organizations like the Church of the Redeemer will see an increased need for food distribution for many months and years to come. The Food Bank is proud to support these partner agencies throughout this time of increased need and beyond.
The Food Bank provides about 90% of the food Church of the Redeemer distributes each week to its clients in Baldwin Park, but that’s not the only way we’ve been able to help. To support the increase in distribution, the Food Bank delivered to the Church of the Redeemer: a manual rolling conveyor belt, a pallet jack, a three-door freezer, a three-door refrigerator and other items to support their work.
These tools will allow the Church of the Redeemer to better serve all the food-insecure individuals in its community for many years to come.
Ensure that communities can continue to respond to emerging and ongoing needs with a gift supporting the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. Contact Roger Castle at 323-234-3030 x147 or [email protected] to learn more.
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