Bianca's 37th Annual Memorial of Her Birth Virtual Lockdown Quarantine Hunger Awareness Fundraiser to Raise Funds For the LA Food Bank
The Cause: Why LA Food Bank?
A Food Bank has been feeding Los Angeles’s most vulnerable since 1973, with over 1.2 billion meals served to date. Last year, LA Food Bank distributed more than 82 million pounds of food, that is enough for more than 66 million meals. The LA Food Bank also has one of the largest older adult food assistance programs in the country. In LA County, it is estimated that one in five people may not know where their next meal is coming from.
COVID 19 Impact: Why is Helping Food Banks Important?
Due to the Coronavirus, LA Food Bank is experiencing disruptions in food donation from grocery stores and other regular food industry donors and having to supplement donated food with food purchases of specific items. In a typical month, LA Food Bank provides food to 300,000 adults, seniors and children. Given current events, the demand for food assistance has seen a 49% increase. Further, LAUSD provides 720,000 meals a day with over 70% of student base requiring free or discounted meals. Due to school closures, LA Food Bank is working with schools to provide much needed meals to kids and families through this crisis.
LA Food Bank is also reaching out to help those in the hospitality industry that have recently been impacted by the Coronavirus. Teaming up with local foundations and labor organizations, LA Food Bank’s Mobile Food Pantry is actively trying to provide those affected by Coronavirus cuts with needed food supplies.
This pandemic is hitting the low-income communities, especially the homeless, seniors and families with children.
The Fundraiser: What's in it for Me?
So, if the cause, specific circumstance and celebrating the 37th anniversary of my birth by contributing what amounts to 2.5 Starbucks trips doesn't do it for you, well then perhaps a killer playlist will!
As such, if you donate, I'll send you my specially curated cornavirus lockdown quarantine playlist. I have superb music taste, so trust me when I say this is quite a treat. Also, I love making playlists, so happy to make something specifically tailored to your tastes.
Every dollar donated provides four meals. 97% of all revenue goes directly to programs feeding those in need. As a #WeFeedLA supporter, I am making a commitment to raise funds to provide meals to our neighbors in need. Please help me reach my goal by making a contribution to my fundraiser.