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Phone: 310-828-6016
1710 22nd Street
Santa Monica
California 90404
USA
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Target demographics: Nearly half of our food goes to local children. Our food also reaches unemployed and enderemployed individuals, seniors on fixed incomes and the frail elderly, women and children living in domestic violence shelters, homeless individuals, mentally ill, chronically ill and disabled individuals, and veterans.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 70+ local social service agencies

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Organize a food drive
Come to our warehouse to sort food.
Participate in our annual fall Hunger Walk
Adults 21 & over can volunteer at the annual December Santa Monica Pub Crawl

Geographic areas served: Western Los Angeles County. The Westside Food Bank is the exclusive food bank provider for virtually all the non-profit social service agencies with food assistance programs in Santa Monica, Venice, Culver City, West Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Inglewood and the LAX area.

Programs: Extra Helpings Westside (EHW), our volunteer-run, food recovery and distribution program allows us to fight hunger even more effectively. Through a cadre of some 120 dedicated volunteer drivers, we are able to pick up prepared and perishable food from markets, delicatessens, bakeries and farmers’ markets – food that would otherwise be thrown away – and deliver it directly to our agencies. Food from our EHW program makes up nearly a third of our total distribution.

Mission:
Westside Food Bank’s mission is to provide as much nutritious food as possible to local social service agencies, and to reduce food waste on the Westside of Los Angeles County.
Results:
We distribute close to five million pounds of nutritious food annually to over 70 social service agencies in Western Los Angeles County.

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08/16/13
Westside Food Bank is among the best of the best, when it comes to the task of getting critical resources to those in great need in our community. Dollar for dollar, pound for pound, hour for hour, when you invest your resources, your volunteerism, and your faith into this Food Bank, know that you ... more »
11/30/12
My family has volunteered at the Westside Food Bank for many years. We have also worked at the social service agencies that receive donations from the Food Bank, so we see first hand the great benefit that the Food Bank provides for people in need. The folks at the Westside Food Bank are true ... more »
11/14/12
I've supported and worked with the Food Bank almost since its inception 30 years ago. It has become a vital component of our communities hunger relief and poveryty alleviation programs and there may be no other opportunity to positively touch as many people's lives in our community. The Food Bank's ... more »
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Come to our warehouse to sort food.
Participate in our annual fall Hunger Walk
Adults 21 & over can volunteer at the annual December Santa Monica Pub Crawl

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