Making a Difference on a Saturday Morning
By: Christine Llamoso - VP of Social Affairs
The morning of July 23, I was joined by 13 other dedicated volunteers at Los Angeles Food Bank together with other groups who also wanted to give back to the community. LA Food Bank is a non-profit organization whose mission is to fight hunger in our community by collecting, sorting, and distributing resources through other non-profit organizations.
Together with the volunteers that morning, LA Food Bank was able to distribute 33,321 lbs of dry food, 17,730 lbs of produce, and 8,416 lbs of bread. These numbers translate to a total of 49,357 meals! Wow!
The Union Rescue Mission, which we will also have two community service events in the near future, is one of the organizations that receive those resources from LA Food Bank.
With every food we examined and sorted, we can't help but think about the families and children who will be receiving them, and hope that they will never go hungry again. Volunteering for a community service event is always a humbling experience for me as it reminds me how much of a difference it makes in another person's life.