Caltrans was well represented at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank volunteer effort on Saturday, December 15, helping to package up food for some 23,000 hungry residents.
According to Food Bank statistics, an estimated 1.7 million Los Angeles County residents do not have enough to eat. Currently, 640 organizations are served by the Food Bank. But with Los Angeles having one of the highest unemployment rates in the country, demand continues to grow. Unfortunately, 565 additional agencies are on a waiting list for food donations.
No one in this prosperous nation should have to go hungry. There are many ways to contribute to the Food Bank -- through money, time or advocacy. For more information go to http://www.lafoodbank.org. Or, to donate directly through Caltrans, click here.
Next year, we hope to have enough Caltrans volunteers to take over the warehouse.