20 Jul AMPAM Volunteers Help DTLA Food Bank
No One Should Go Hungry
More than fifty employees and family members from AMPAM’s dedicated work team combined resources, and volunteered their time and money to support the Los Angeles Community Food Bank this week.
The team woke up bright and early on Saturday, July 14, met at the food bank’s downtown warehouse, and helped sort 18,736 pounds of food. Thousands of pounds of food come into the food bank daily, and needs to be sorted, cleaned and repackaged. Once the food is organized, or “gleaned,” it can be distributed to families in need across the greater Los Angeles area. Distribution is coordinated through the food bank’s network of 600 partner agencies and meal programs.
Hunger affects people of all ages, and at different income levels. The food bank services 1.4 million Los Angelenos who face hunger or food insecurity. Even people who are gainfully employed may have challenges making ends meet after covering expensive housing and transportation costs. This means it’s an ongoing struggle to put food on their family’s table.
No one should go hungry! The food bank helps feed the people of Los Angeles, the City of Angels, and home to one of the largest populations of any county in the nation.