Providing Better Opportunities and Happier Futures
The Food Bank’s Mobile Food Pantry has become an essential resource in our community. The program delivers food to low-income families and individuals in underserved areas throughout Los Angeles County that do not have access to one of our partner agencies.
Last year, our Mobile Food Pantry held 150 distributions at 13 sites, providing nutritious food for more than 5,000 people. Through this program, we delivered 1.4 million pounds of food, including 350,000 pounds of fresh produce.
We were also able to expand the Mobile Food Pantry program to distribute food on college campuses, where hunger is a rising problem. A recent survey of University of California students revealed that 48 percent of underclassmen are food insecure and have to skip meals. That number is even higher on community college campuses. When students are hungry, they are more likely to have low grades and poor health and, in turn, are less likely to graduate.
Because of the generosity of our donors, we are able to ensure that students have the nutrition to do better in class, which leads to better opportunities and more productive, happier futures.
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