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Browns, Vitamix package meals and food items at Greater Cleveland Food Bank prior to Thanksgiving holiday

Browns players, alumni and staff, as well as members of Stripes United — composed of coaches' and players' significant others — gathered at the Greater Cleveland Food Bank on Tuesday to package tens of thousands of meals and food items for local shelters, food pantries and food sites throughout Northeast Ohio.

Veterans and rookies, including Myles Garrett, Harrison Bryant, Greg Newsome II and several other Browns players, all joined volunteers eager to start the holiday season by giving back to Northeast Ohio. The gathering is one of many jointly-hosted events by the Browns and Greater Cleveland Food Bank, a First and Ten community partner, as they team up to help fight hunger and ensure families have access to nutritious meals throughout the year, particularly during high times of need like the winter holidays and throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

"We're here today to be a positive force in the community," Garrett said. "I think that's what everybody is here for — especially the players. We all want to give back and help those who are around us and care about us."

The Browns have partnered with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank to package and distribute food before Thanksgiving since 2006. Players weren't able to attend the gathering last year due to the pandemic, but the Food Bank was back to normal festivities Tuesday and bustling with players and staff who packaged and moved food boxes from the assembly line to the loading trucks.

Volunteers produced more than 27,000 meals, which will help the Food Bank be adequately prepared to distribute large donations throughout the holiday season. Some of the food packages contained turkey and fresh produce and will be administered for Thanksgiving, while other packages contained a weekend food bag for kids who aren't able to eat school-provided meals on non-school days. 1,595 additional lunches were also made for kids and will be distributed at schools, libraries and community programs.

Vitamix, the presenting partner of this year's Food Bank visit, will also present a $2,500 check to the organization, which will help provide 10,000 meals to members of the community. For each $1 donated, the Greater Cleveland Food Bank is able to provide four nutritious meals to families in need within the region. 

"This is a day that all our staff look forward to," said Karen Ponza, Director of Communications and Special Events for the Food Bank. "It's just a great community-wide effort. It really shows the importance of volunteering, getting involved in the community, and it's such an important time of the year. So many people like to give back during the holidays, and we love partnering with the Browns."

During the first half of November, the team hosted its annual Browns Give Back First and Ten Food Drive, presented by Sugardale, to benefit the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. For the first time, the initiative was conducted in a virtual format to allow for enhanced participation after it typically occurred prior to a home game at FirstEnergy Stadium. To launch the campaign, Sugardale donated $10,000 worth of hams to help fight hunger in the region this holiday season. Since 2019, the Browns Give Back First and Ten Food drive has helped provide nearly 200,000 meals to Northeast Ohio families.

Launched in June 2014, the Cleveland Browns First and Ten campaign is the team's community program, established to inspire fans to #give10 and help their communities by volunteering for 10 hours each year. Through First and Ten, the Browns are the only NFL club to promote a long-term volunteering program that unifies the team and its entire fan base, with the goal of impacting every individual's city across the globe, as well as the franchise's local community. To date, more than 2.75 million hours of volunteering have been pledged through First and Ten. All Browns fans are encouraged to join the volunteering effort by signing the First and Ten pledge on the team's website and by sharing their stories with #give10. 

If you would like to help the Greater Cleveland Food Bank and make a charitable contribution this holiday season, visit:  http://www.greaterclevelandfoodbank.org/give-help/donate-food-funds.

Источник: https://www.clevelandbrowns.com/news/browns-vitamix-package-meals-and-food-items-at-greater-cleveland-food-bank-prior

VERNON, Calif., Aug. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Farmer John and LAFC Broadcaster Max Bretos donated nearly 700,000 servings of protein to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and served up free lunch to all food bank employees today through the brand’s Thank You Tour. As part of the essential food industry, Farmer John launched its Thank You Tour in June as a way to give thanks and show support to other essential workers who continue to put themselves on the frontlines to keep our communities running. The 12-week tour’s mission is to provide one million hot dogs to frontline workers by delivering grab-and-go lunches and to serve the community through donations to local food banks.

The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has seen a significant increase in food insecurity within the region, serving more than 900,000 residents a month – three times more than before the pandemic began. Today’s donation will help put food on the table for thousands of local families and neighbors in need.

“We truly appreciate the generous donation from Farmer John to help those who have been impacted by the pandemic and need food assistance,” said Roger Castle, chief development officer of the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. “We also thank them for providing lunch to the Food Bank employees and volunteers, who have been integral in our response to provide nutritious food to our community.”

“Farmer John is proud to provide this donation to give back to its local community and deliver this much-needed protein to an organization that is doing great work every day, especially during this difficult time,” said Michael Merritt, senior director of brand marketing for Farmer John at Smithfield Foods. “We’re honored to be able to serve lunch to Los Angeles Regional Food Bank employees who are coming into work every day to keep their network running, as its distribution is crucial for families and individuals.”

“It has been a privilege to join Farmer John to recognize and give thanks to some of Los Angeles’ finest essential workers,” said Bretos. “The work these food banks do is so important now more than ever with so many people turning to them for help. I’m humbled to be here today and help directly impact our great community that I’m proud to call home.”

For more information and to see where the Farmer John Thank You Tour goes next, follow us on Facebook (@FarmerJohn), Instagram (@FarmerJohnLA) or Twitter (@FarmerJohnLA). Farmer John is a brand of Smithfield Foods.

About Farmer John
Based in California since 1931, Farmer John has pioneered a revolution in the supply of local flavorful meats. The journey began with Irish-American brothers Francis and Bernard Clougherty curing and selling pork bellies and smoked hams to local grocery stores, and continues today with staples like breakfast sausage and hot dogs. This longstanding Southern California brand remains committed to crafting the highest quality meats full of freshness and flavor. For more information on our products and recipe inspiration, please visit www.farmerjohn.com or follow us on Facebook (@FarmerJohn), Instagram (@FarmerJohnLA) or Twitter (@FarmerJohnLA).

About Smithfield Foods
Headquartered in Smithfield, Va., since 1936, Smithfield Foods, Inc. is an American food company with agricultural roots and a global reach. Our 40,000 U.S. employees are dedicated to producing “Good food. Responsibly.®” and have made us one of the world’s leading vertically integrated protein companies. We have pioneered sustainability standards for more than two decades, including many industry firsts, such as our ambitious commitment to cut our carbon impact by 25 percent by 2025. We believe in the power of protein to end food insecurity and have donated hundreds of millions of food servings to our neighbors in need. Smithfield boasts a portfolio of high-quality iconic brands, such as Smithfield®, Eckrich®, and Nathan’s Famous®, among many others. For more information, visit www.smithfieldfoods.com, and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

About Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has been mobilizing resources to fight hunger in Los Angeles County since 1973. To support the Food Bank’s vision that no one goes hungry in Los Angeles County, food and grocery products are distributed through a network of 600 partner agencies and directly to families, seniors and children through direct distribution programs. The Food Bank has distributed more than 1.5 billion pounds of food, the equivalent of 1.2 billion meals since 1973. In response to the Coronavirus crisis, the Food Bank has increased food distribution by more than 114 percent reaching more than 900,000 people every month. The Food Bank is a 4-star rated charity by Charity Navigator. For more information, visit LAFoodBank.org.

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D.E.S.I. Extra Helpings Food Recovery Program

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In 2016, in order to provide better food security for its clients, D.E.S.I. partnered with the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank to launch an emergency food pantry.

Today, the D.E.S.I. Extra Helpings program provides food to over sixty families in East Los Angeles and surrounding communities every week.

Moreover, the program provides job training opportunities for D.E.S.I. clients who desire to explore a new career while helping others.

As a partner of the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, DESI collects food directly from several participating grocery stores. Distributions occur twice a week at the DESI Client Resource Center in East Los Angeles.

Check out the video below to see our D.E.S.I. Extra Helpings Program in action.

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Источник: https://desiserve.org/what-we-do/food-security/

The old normal: Thanksgiving traditions return to the US

Americans flocked to parades, packed football stadiums and gathered more freely for family feasts on Thursday, grateful to celebrate Thanksgiving Day traditions again after the pandemic kept many at home last year.

The holiday dates to the early 17th century when pilgrims from Europe and Native Americans gathered to share the autumn bounty — a celebration of goodwill before the genocide that was to come. Nowadays, the approach of the long holiday weekend typically ignites a frenzy of travel as scattered families come together for holiday meals.

With COVID-19 deaths and infections soaring last year, many people shared turkey dinners over Zoom. Now that vaccines have made the pandemic more manageable, an estimated 53.4 million people were expected to travel for Thanksgiving, up 13 percent from 2020, according to the American Automobile Association.

Air traffic rebounded strongly, with United States officers screening 2.31 million people at travel checkpoints on Wednesday, representing 88 percent of the volume screened on the same day in 2019. It was the highest checkpoint volume since the pandemic low of 87,534 set on April 13, 2020, Transportation Security Administration spokesperson Lisa Farbstein wrote on Twitter.

President Joe Biden declared the country was “back”, phoning into NBC television’s coverage of the 95th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.

“My message is after two years, you’re back. America’s back,” Biden said before visiting a Coast Guard station in Nantucket, Massachusetts, to thank members of the military stationed around the world. “There’s nothing we’re unable to overcome.”

Nonetheless, COVID-19 is still infecting 95,000 people a day. More than 780,000 people have died of COVID-19 in the US, according to a Reuters count of official data. But deaths are now measured in the hundreds per day instead of the thousands.

Midnight after Thanksgiving also marks the unofficial start of the Christmas shopping season, offering a snapshot of the state of the American economy.

Retailers started promoting online holiday “deals” as early as September this year because the ongoing supply chain logjam threatened to delay imported merchandise. But bargains are modest, according to the Adobe Digital Economy Index.

An occasion to count one’s blessings — typically over a turkey dinner with mounds of side dishes and desserts — Thanksgiving also prompts an outpouring of donations to the poor and hungry.

Like many organizations, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank offered an annual free-food drive this year, allowing anyone in need to pick up a free meal kit ahead of the holiday.

Victoria Lasavath, the food bank marketing manager, said the pandemic exacerbated food insecurity in Los Angeles County. The organization and its partners now serve 900,000 people a day, triple the number from before COVID-19, she said.

Thanksgiving “can typically be a very joyous time of the year for us all. However, for our food-insecure neighbours it may bring about a different type of uncertainty,” Lasavath said.

With hospital intensive-care units no longer overflowing, restrictions on social gatherings have eased. Fans packed Ford Field stadium in Detroit for the first of three National Football League games on Thursday, restoring a spectacle that is part of the Thanksgiving tradition. Last year there were no fans in the stands.

Likewise, spectators returned to New York’s Thanksgiving Day Parade after last year’s pageant was scaled down and closed to the public.

The parade featured giant, helium balloons depicting characters such as Grogu, otherwise known as Baby Yoda from the Star Wars spinoff series The Mandalorian, and Ada, the young scientist from the Netflix series Ada Twist, Scientist.

Source: Reuters


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Czech Republic declares a state of emergency and Slovakia enters lockdown as COVID infections rise.

Bloc joins a growing number of countries including US, Canada, Israel, China and Saudi which have cleared jabs for kids.

Germany, one of the many European countries battling a COVID surge, hits a new daily infection record.

Wampanoag community is telling its Thanksgiving story as nationwide push to recognise Indigenous history in US grows.

Источник: https://www.aljazeera.com/economy/2021/11/25/the-old-normal-thanksgiving-traditions-return-to-the-us

D.E.S.I. Extra Helpings Food Recovery Program

D.E.S.I. client displaying his career exploration mind map

In 2016, in order to provide better food security for its clients, D.E.S.I. partnered with the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank to launch an emergency food pantry.

Today, the D.E.S.I. Extra Helpings program provides food to over sixty families in East Los Angeles and surrounding communities every week.

Moreover, the program provides job training opportunities for D.E.S.I. clients who desire to explore a new career while helping others.

As a partner of the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, DESI collects food directly from several participating grocery stores. Distributions occur twice a week at the DESI Client Resource Center in East Los Angeles.

Check out the video below to see our D.E.S.I. Extra Helpings Program in action.

Donate to D.E.S.I.

Your donations will help members of our community pursue their own dreams.

View Our Gallery

Take a look at our photos and videos of our events, our work, and the lives we change.

Resources

We maintain a list of valuable resources for individuals with intellectual disabilities.

Источник: https://desiserve.org/what-we-do/food-security/

Football, Family, Parade Floats: Traditions Return on US Thanksgiving Day

Americans will pack football stadiums, flock to parades and gather more freely Thursday for family feasts, grateful to celebrate Thanksgiving Day traditions again after the pandemic kept many at home last year.

The holiday dates to the early 17th Century, when pilgrims from Europe and Native Americans gathered to share the autumn bounty — a celebration of goodwill before the genocide that was to come. Nowadays, the approach of the long holiday weekend typically ignites a frenzy of travel as scattered families come together for holiday meals.

With COVID-19 deaths and infections soaring los angeles regional food bank logo year, many people shared turkey hotels in bangor maine near waterfront pavilion over Zoom. Now that vaccines have made the pandemic more manageable, an estimated 53.4 million people will travel for Thanksgiving, www people clothing com 13% from 2020, according to the American Automobile Association. Air travel is expected to recover to about 91% of pre-pandemic levels.

Travelers wait to process through a security checkpoint at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport before the Thanksgiving holiday in Seattle, Washington, Nov. 24, 2021.

Families are excited to bring multiple generations together again.

"I love the craziness of cooking for a bunch of people and having all the hustle and bustle around the table, and everything that goes along with that," said Tanya Primiani, who will host 12 people in at her home in Silver Spring, Maryland. "There will be so much gratitude this year."

Midnight after Thanksgiving also marks the unofficial start of the Christmas shopping season, offering a snapshot of the state of the economy.

Retailers started promoting online holiday "deals" as early as September this year, because the ongoing supply chain threatened to delay imported merchandise. But bargains are modest, with retailers cutting prices 5%-to-25% Friday, according to Adobe Digital Economy Index.

An occasion to count one's blessings, typically over a turkey dinner with mounds of side dishes and desserts, Thanksgiving also prompts an outpouring of donations to the poor and hungry.

Residents receive free groceries, including a turkey, distributed by La Colaborativa, who gave out food for 3500 people over the course of the day, ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday in Chelsea, Massachusetts, Nov. 23, 2021.

Like many organizations, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank offered an annual free food drive this year, allowing anyone in need to pick up a free meal kit ahead of the holiday.

Victoria Lasavath, the food bank marketing manager, said the pandemic exacerbated food insecurity in Los Angeles County. The organization and its partners now serve 900,000 people a day, triple the number from before COVID-19, she said.

Thanksgiving "can typically be a very joyous time of the year for us all. However, for our food insecure neighbors it may bring about a different type of uncertainty," Lasavath said. Still, Americans are cautious with COVID-19 infecting 95,000 people a day. More than 777,000 people have died of COVID-19 in the United States, according to a Reuters count of official data. But deaths are now measured in the hundreds per day instead of the thousands.

With hospital intensive-care units no longer overflowing, restrictions on social gatherings have eased. That means fans will pack three National Football League stadiums on Thursday, restoring a spectacle that is part of the Thanksgiving tradition. Last year there were no fans in the stands.

Likewise, spectators will return to New York City's 95th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade after last year's pageant was scaled down and closed to the public.

Spectators react as they watch the 95th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan, New York City, Nov. 25, 2021.

Other cities have parades, but the New York event is televised across the country, enabling some 50 million viewers to gawk at the oversized helium balloons depicting cartoon characters and toys, the longest measuring 22 meters (72 feet).

New Los angeles regional food bank logo police do not provide crowd estimates, but the Macy's parade is one of the city's largest annual events along with New Year's Eve and the LGBTQ Pride parade, whose boosters claim millions of in-person spectators.

Источник: https://www.voanews.com/a/football-family-and-parade-floats-traditions-return-on-us-thanksgiving-day/6327550.html

 

One in five people in Los Angeles County experiences food insecurity.

Our vision is that no one goes hungry in Los Angeles County.

 

 Monthly Giving

tout-1
Monthly Giving

Make a lasting impact. Give monthly to save time and resources. You'll help fight hunger more efficiently.

Learn More
 Volunteer

tout-2
Volunteer

Without our caring volunteers, we could not provide food for thousands of hungry people each week.

Learn More
 Get Help

tout-3
Get Help

If you need food assistance, our network of local food pantries and agency partners can help.

Learn More

The Food Bank has been fighting hunger since 1973.

Donate today. Just $25 provides the equivalent of 100 meals.

Stay Connected

Sign up for the latest in our fight against hunger.

Источник: https://www.lafoodbank.org/

The old normal: Thanksgiving traditions return to the US

Americans flocked to parades, packed football stadiums and gathered more freely for family feasts on Thursday, grateful to celebrate Thanksgiving Day traditions again after the pandemic kept many at home last year.

The holiday dates to the early 17th century when pilgrims from Europe and Native Americans gathered to share the autumn bounty — a celebration of goodwill before the genocide that was to come. Nowadays, the approach of the long holiday weekend typically ignites a frenzy of travel as scattered families come together for holiday meals.

With COVID-19 deaths and infections soaring last year, many people shared turkey dinners over Zoom. Now that vaccines have made the pandemic more manageable, an estimated 53.4 million people were expected to travel for Thanksgiving, up 13 percent from 2020, according to the American Automobile Association.

Air traffic rebounded strongly, with United States officers screening 2.31 million people at travel checkpoints on Wednesday, representing 88 percent of the volume screened on the same day in 2019. It was the highest checkpoint volume since the pandemic low of 87,534 set on April 13, 2020, Transportation Security Administration spokesperson Lisa Farbstein wrote on Twitter.

President Joe Biden declared the country was “back”, phoning into NBC television’s coverage is corn silk good for you the 95th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.

“My message is after two years, you’re back. America’s back,” Biden said before visiting a Coast Guard station in Nantucket, Massachusetts, to thank members of the military stationed around the world. “There’s nothing we’re unable to overcome.”

Nonetheless, COVID-19 is still infecting 95,000 people a day. More than 780,000 people have died of COVID-19 in the US, according to a Reuters count of official data. But deaths are now measured in the hundreds per day instead of the thousands.

Midnight after Thanksgiving also marks the unofficial start of the Christmas shopping season, offering a snapshot of the state of the American economy.

Retailers started promoting online holiday “deals” as early as September this year because the ongoing supply chain logjam threatened to delay imported merchandise. But bargains are modest, according to the Adobe Digital Economy Index.

An occasion to count one’s blessings — typically best doc holliday quotes from tombstone a turkey dinner with mounds of side dishes and desserts — Thanksgiving also prompts an outpouring of donations to the poor and hungry.

Like many organizations, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank offered an annual free-food drive this year, allowing anyone in need to pick up a free meal kit ahead of the holiday.

Victoria Lasavath, the food bank marketing manager, said the pandemic exacerbated boone county indiana power outage insecurity in Los Angeles County. The organization and its partners now serve 900,000 people a day, triple the number from before COVID-19, she said.

Thanksgiving “can typically be a very joyous time of the year for us all. However, for our food-insecure neighbours it may bring about a different type of uncertainty,” Lasavath said.

With hospital intensive-care units no longer overflowing, restrictions on social gatherings have eased. Fans packed Ford Field stadium in Detroit for the first of three National Football League games on Thursday, restoring a spectacle that is part of the Thanksgiving tradition. Last year there were no fans in the stands.

Likewise, spectators returned to New York’s Thanksgiving Day Parade after last year’s pageant was scaled down and closed to the public.

The parade featured giant, helium balloons depicting characters such as Grogu, otherwise known as Baby Yoda from the Star Wars spinoff series The Mandalorian, and Ada, the young scientist from the Netflix series Ada Twist, Scientist.

Source: Reuters


Related

Czech Republic declares a state of emergency and Slovakia enters lockdown as COVID infections rise.

Bloc joins a growing number of countries including US, Canada, Israel, China and Saudi which have cleared jabs for kids.

Germany, one of the many European countries battling a COVID surge, hits a new daily infection record.

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Wampanoag community is telling its Thanksgiving story as nationwide push to recognise Indigenous history in US grows.

Источник: https://www.aljazeera.com/economy/2021/11/25/the-old-normal-thanksgiving-traditions-return-to-the-us

SoCal Food Banks Are Seeing Epic Lines And Epic Need

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In the last month, 2.7 million Californians have filed for unemployment. With stay-at-home orders in place until at least May 15, those numbers are expected to go up. More than ever, people need help, not just with making rent or keeping businesses afloat but with the most basic necessities — like food.

Nowhere is that clearer than at Southern California's food banks and food pantries. Wire dog crates at walmart stretch out the door and snake around the block. Cars wait in mile-long queues at drive-through distribution centers.

"I've talked to people that have been in the food banking and pantry business for a lifetime, 30-plus los angeles regional food bank logo says Harald Herrmann, CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County. "No one's ever seen anything like this."

A mix of perishable and non perishable foods available at a Southern California food bank.

What's The Difference Between A Food Bank And A Food Pantry?

The key difference is storage and distribution. A food bank is typically a non-profit www capital one com sign in functions as a storage point — usually a big warehouse — for food donated by retailers, producers, restaurants and grocery stores. Food banks work with drivers to transport food to member agencies that distribute the food to people in need. These agencies can include meal programs, charities and distribution centers, known as food pantries, where people can receive groceries. Food pantries come in all forms. Some are tied to schools and some are mobile, traveling to neighborhoods that may not have a traditional food pantry.

Cars line up to get free groceries distribution on April 10 in Inglewood.

(Mario Tama/Getty Images)

What Are Southern California Food Banks Seeing?

Skyrocketing demand.

The week of April 6, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank distributed roughly 3 million pounds of food (or about 2.5 million meals) in Los Angeles County. "That overall volume is more than double the distribution volume of that same week a year ago," says president and CEO Michael Flood.

"Our demand has gone up March over February by over 30% as a food bank — not as a pantry, just as a food bank," Herrmann says. On April 11, at their weekly drive-through distribution held at Anaheim's Honda Center, Second Harvest gave out food to more than 6,000 cars.

Some of the pantries and agencies Second Harvest works with have seen a 200% increase in demand. Others, especially smaller operations, have closed due to the challenges of physical distancing, fewer volunteers and, in some cases, overwhelming demand.

"What we're seeing as a food bank is the steady increase, longer lines and increased demands, not only on the pantries that we serve but also at the food distribution points that we've opened as a safety net," Herrmann says.

Glen Curado, the CEO and founder of Los angeles regional food bank logo Harvest Food Bank, has also been seeing a steady increase in patrons. Unlike most food pantries, World Harvest operates more like a co-op grocery. For $40 (cash, credit, or EBT), anyone can come in and fill up a shopping cart with food. (If you can't pay, you can do four hours of volunteer work at the store.)

"Before the coronavirus, los angeles regional food bank logo were getting 100 to 200 families coming through our doors Monday through Friday. That has doubled," Curado says, adding that on April 11, they served some 400 families. "We're seeing a huge spike because of the virus, even more so than back in 2008 during the recession."

A customer shops last July at World Harvest Food Bank.

(Mark Ralston/AFP via Getty Images)

Was Food Insecurity A Problem Before The Pandemic?

Yes. It was a critical cassidy banks naked before coronavirus. In California, 4.7 million adults and 2 million children live in households affected by food insecurity, meaning they don't have reliable access to affordable centurylink bill pay mailing address nutritious food.

"If I have a family of five and I'm working minimum wage, supporting my family, I have two choices: Do I pay the rent so we're not homeless or do I buy food for my family so they don't starve?" Curado says. The pandemic has only worsened those problems.

People wait in line to receive food at a food bank distribution on April 9 in Van Nuys.

(Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Who's Showing Up To Get Food Assistance?

The short answer is everyone.

Second Harvest is seeing a broader variety of people requesting food aid. "It's a population that we're calling the newly vulnerable. It's not just the working poor," Herrmann says. He's referring to two-income households that, due to a layoff or a furlough, fast food in my area gone down to one income; families that relied on now-closed schools to provide some meal assistance for their children; and families that were at least a couple of paychecks away from needing aid.

"Just in [Orange] county alone, over 40% of our residents are tied to an industry that's at high risk of layoff," Herrmann says, referring to businesses associated with travel and hospitality.

"Our food has always gone to a range of people, everyone from families to seniors and veteran and college students," says Genevieve Riutort, chief development officer of the Westside Food Bank in Santa Monica.

Now, she's seeing a wave of people who are new to food banks and who have never needed aid before. Many were laid-off, furloughed or had hours cut at hospitality-related jobs. "Who among us doesn't know someone who is now on unemployment and struggling to get by?" she says.

A volunteer holds food to be distributed to a family at a Los Angeles Regional Food Bank distribution on April 9 in Van Nuys.

(Mario Tama/Getty Images)

How Are Food Banks Los angeles regional food bank logo Increased Demand?

By staying organized, planning ahead and working together with other food banks and relief efforts.

Herrmann says Second Harvest started gearing up in late February. They anticipated that the surplus food that grocery stores provide them would be impacted by the stay-at-home order, so the organization began buying los angeles regional food bank logo foods, like canned goods, in larger quantities.

"If you look at the global and national landscape, we are in good shape. We have a five or six week cushion," Herrmann says.

Some grocery stores, because they were recently affected by heavy demand, have over-ordered certain items. That overflow is making its way to food banks.

The California Association of Food Banks has been providing food kits to Westside Food Bank and other food banks around the state. Food banks are also working together to share resources. The Farm to Family program allows food banks to share truckloads of fresh produce, especially when one bank simply can't handle so much of a single item.

"No one food bank has the capacity to take an entire truckload of carrots or any single produce item," Riutort says.

The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and World Harvest have provided more support to food box delivery programs that focus on vulnerable populations, like the elderly. Additionally, L.A. Regional has supplemented after-school meal programs too. Traditionally, programs like these are designed to provide meals primarily for children. But now families can go to grab-and-go distribution points to pick up food not only for their children, but the entire family as well.

Recipients stand with food they received at a food bank distribution in Van Nuys this month.

(Mario Tama/Getty Images)

What About COVID Safety Protocols?

To limit potential COVID-19 exposure, for both the public and staff, food banks have had to rethink the way they give out food.

One solution is drive-through distributions — aka pop-up food pantries — which allow can pick up food while practicing social distancing. On April 9, at a drive-through event in Van Nuys, L.A. Regional Food Bank distributed 36-pound food boxes that included chicken, oranges and rice to more than 2,500 families. At another distribution at the Forum in Inglewood, Flood says they were expecting 5,000 families. More than 7,000 turned up.

If someone doesn't have a car, they can still walk and line up — while maintaining six feet of space from other people — at distribution centers.

World Harvest, which operates more like a grocery store, has been following the same protocols as most supermarket chains. They've been sanitizing shopping carts, ensuring staff wear masks and making sure customers and staff are maintaining distance from each other.

A customer shops last year at World Harvest Food Bank in Los Angeles.

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What Are The Practical Challenges Of Getting Food To People?

Storing food and getting it to pantries while maintaining social distancing has commerce bank na routing number complicated.

Westside Food Bank has had to speed up its food distribution to meet the needs of member agencies. "We've never seen this happen before," Riutort says. "Typically, depending on the kind of food, an item might sit in our warehouse anywhere from a week to a couple of months. Now food is going out sometimes the same day it's delivered."

Food banks rely heavily on volunteers, many of whom are retirees. Older adults are at increased risk for complications due to COVID-19, so some food banks and pantries need volunteers. Other food banks aren't taking volunteers because they operate in tight spaces, so they can only work with small crews.

A volunteer stands with boxes of food to give away at a Los Angeles Regional Food Bank this month in Van Nuys.

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Are Food Banks Going To Run Out Of Food?

Not yet. So far, the overall supply of sourced food has remained steady, even with increased pressure on grocery stores due to stay-at-home restrictions.

At World Harvest, Curado sources some of his food from the hospitality industry. He says with restaurants and hotels mostly shuttered, the supply has remained steady.

Flood, at Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, echoes that sentiment. "We have not experienced a decrease in the amount of food coming into the food bank," he says. He thinks it's because the restaurant industry is largely frozen, freeing up overall supply. "We haven't seen an impact on donated food yet."

He is, however, keeping an eye on the economy. If things continue to worsen, the overall volume of donated food may be impacted, and they'd have to adjust and seek out other resources.

For now, food banks are doing all right, although they're busier than ever. "We've got hundreds of thousands of people that are depending on us right now," Herrmann says. "We take that very seriously, and we're planning accordingly."

Ana Meni, President of AFSCME Local 809, wears a face covering at a free groceries distribution in observance of Good Friday for those impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, including hospitality union workers, in Inglewood.

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How Can The Rest Of Us Help?

Donate money.

It's better than donating goods because more money means food banks can better leverage their wholesale purchasing power. "We can turn every dollar into enough food for four meals," says Riutort of the Westside Food Bank. "Even if you're shopping and buying cans at the 99 Los angeles regional food bank logo Only Store, we can take that dollar and get a case of cans."

If you prefer to donate food, check with your local food bank to see what items they will accept. Remember, if you wouldn't eat it and it isn't nutritious, don't donate it.

If you're interested in contributing financially, or if you want to learn more about your local food bank or pantry, considering visiting their website.

The L.A. Regional Food Bank also has a helpful food pantry locator on its site.

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VERNON, Calif., Aug. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Farmer John and LAFC Broadcaster Max Bretos donated nearly 700,000 servings of protein to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and served up free lunch to all food bank employees today through the brand’s Los angeles regional food bank logo You Tour. As part of the essential food industry, Farmer John launched its Thank You Tour in June as a way to give thanks and show support to other essential workers who continue to put themselves on the frontlines to keep our communities running. The 12-week tour’s mission is to provide one million hot dogs to frontline workers by delivering grab-and-go lunches and to serve the community through donations to local food banks.

The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has seen a significant increase in food insecurity within the region, serving more than 900,000 residents a month – three times more than before the pandemic began. Today’s donation will help put food on the table for thousands of local families and neighbors in need.

“We truly appreciate the generous donation from Farmer John to help those who have been impacted by the pandemic and need food assistance,” said Roger Castle, chief development officer of the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. “We also thank them for providing lunch to the Food Bank employees and volunteers, who have been integral in our response to provide nutritious food to our community.”

“Farmer John is proud to provide this donation to give back to its local community and deliver this much-needed protein to an organization that is doing great work every day, especially during this difficult time,” said Michael Merritt, senior director of brand marketing for Farmer John at Smithfield Foods. “We’re honored to be able to serve lunch to Los Angeles Regional Food Bank employees who are coming into work every day to keep their network running, as its distribution is crucial for families and individuals.”

“It has been a privilege to join Farmer John to recognize and give thanks to some of Los Angeles’ finest essential workers,” said Bretos. “The work these food banks do is so best apps in f droid now more than ever with so many people turning to them for help. I’m humbled to be here today and help directly impact our great community that I’m proud to call home.”

For more information and to see where the Farmer John Thank You Tour goes next, follow us on Facebook (@FarmerJohn), Instagram (@FarmerJohnLA) or Twitter (@FarmerJohnLA). Farmer John is a brand of Smithfield Foods.

About Farmer John
Based in California since 1931, Farmer John has pioneered a revolution in the supply of local flavorful meats. The journey began with Irish-American brothers Francis and Bernard Clougherty curing and selling pork bellies and smoked hams to local grocery stores, and continues today with staples like breakfast sausage and hot dogs. This longstanding Southern California brand remains committed to crafting the highest quality meats full of freshness and flavor. For more information on our products and recipe inspiration, please visit www.farmerjohn.com or follow us on Facebook (@FarmerJohn), Instagram (@FarmerJohnLA) or Twitter (@FarmerJohnLA).

About Smithfield Foods
Headquartered in Smithfield, Va., since 1936, Smithfield Foods, Inc. is an American food company with agricultural roots and a global reach. Our 40,000 U.S. employees are dedicated to producing “Good food. Responsibly.®” and have made us one of the world’s leading vertically integrated protein companies. We have pioneered sustainability standards for more than two decades, including many industry firsts, such as our ambitious commitment to cut our carbon impact by 25 percent by 2025. We believe in the power of protein to end food insecurity and have donated hundreds of millions of food servings to our neighbors in need. Smithfield boasts a portfolio of high-quality iconic brands, such as Smithfield®, Eckrich®, and Nathan’s Famous®, among many others. For more information, visit www.smithfieldfoods.com, and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

About Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has been mobilizing resources to fight hunger in Los Angeles County since 1973. To support the Food Bank’s vision that no one goes hungry in Los Angeles County, food and grocery products are distributed through a network of 600 partner agencies and directly to families, seniors and children through direct distribution programs. The Food Bank has distributed more than 1.5 billion pounds of food, the equivalent of 1.2 billion meals since 1973. In response to the Coronavirus crisis, the Food Bank has increased food distribution by more than 114 percent reaching more than 900,000 people every month. The Food Bank is a 4-star rated charity by Charity Navigator. For more information, visit LAFoodBank.org.

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Browns, Vitamix package meals and food items at Greater Cleveland Food Bank prior to Thanksgiving holiday

Browns players, alumni and staff, as well as members of Stripes United — composed of coaches' and players' significant others — gathered at the Greater Cleveland Food Bank on Tuesday to package tens of thousands of meals and food items for local shelters, food pantries and food sites throughout Northeast Ohio.

Veterans global cash card phone number rookies, including Myles Garrett, Harrison Bryant, Greg Newsome II and several other Browns players, all joined volunteers eager to start the holiday season by giving back to Northeast Ohio. The gathering is one of many jointly-hosted events by the Browns and Greater Cleveland Food Bank, a First and Ten community partner, as they team up to help fight hunger and ensure families have access to nutritious meals throughout the year, particularly during high times of need like the winter holidays and throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

"We're here today to be a positive force in the community," Garrett said. "I think that's what everybody is here for — especially the players. We all want to give back and help those who are around us and care about us."

The Browns have partnered with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank to package and distribute food before Thanksgiving since 2006. Players weren't able to attend the gathering last year due to the pandemic, but the Food Bank was back to normal festivities Tuesday and bustling with players and staff who packaged and moved food boxes from the assembly line to the loading trucks.

Volunteers produced more than 27,000 meals, which will help the Food Bank be adequately prepared to distribute large donations throughout the holiday season. Some of the food packages contained turkey and fresh produce and will be administered for Thanksgiving, while other packages contained a weekend food bag for kids who aren't able to eat school-provided meals on non-school days. 1,595 additional lunches were also made for kids and will be distributed at schools, libraries and community programs.

Vitamix, the presenting partner of this year's Food Bank visit, will also present a $2,500 check to the organization, which will help provide 10,000 meals to members of the community. For each $1 donated, the Greater Cleveland Food Bank is able to provide four nutritious meals to families in need within the region. 

"This is a day that all our staff look forward to," said Karen Ponza, Director of Communications and Special Events for the Food Bank. "It's just a great community-wide effort. It really shows the importance of volunteering, getting involved in the community, and it's such an important time of the year. So many people like to give back during the holidays, and we love partnering with the Browns."

During the first half of November, the team hosted its annual Browns Give Back First and Ten Food Drive, presented by Sugardale, to benefit the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. For the first time, the initiative was conducted in a virtual format to allow for enhanced participation after it typically occurred prior to a home game at FirstEnergy Stadium. To launch the campaign, Sugardale donated $10,000 los angeles regional food bank logo of hams to help fight hunger in the region this holiday season. Since 2019, the Browns Give Back First and Ten Food drive has helped provide nearly 200,000 meals to Northeast Ohio families.

Launched in June 2014, the Cleveland Browns First and Ten campaign is the team's community program, established to inspire fans to #give10 and help their communities by volunteering for 10 hours each year. Through First and Ten, the Browns are the only NFL club to promote a long-term volunteering program that unifies the team and its entire fan base, with the goal of impacting every individual's city across the globe, as well as the franchise's ally auto online services at allyauto com community. To date, more than 2.75 million hours of volunteering have been pledged through First and Ten. All Browns fans are encouraged to join the volunteering effort by signing the First and Ten pledge on the team's website and by sharing their stories with #give10. 

If you would like to help the Greater Cleveland Food Bank and make a charitable contribution this holiday season, visit:  http://www.greaterclevelandfoodbank.org/give-help/donate-food-funds.

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