Huge Success for Westside Food Bank’s Hunger Walk

Last Sunday’s Hunger Walk was a big success for Westside Food Bank! More than 600 walkers participated in the walk along Santa Monica Beach and the event set a new fundraising record for the food bank by bringing in more than $110,000 in donations. The event featured dance performances by The Pretenders Dance Studio and a musical performance by musician Sam Shaber. The event also featured a Beach Bash After Party sponsored by Banc of California and hosted at Perry’s Café. The After Party was attended by 85 walkers, the majority of whom received free entry for raising over $250 in donations.

Westside Food Bank will use the funds raised from the Hunger Walk to provide more than 440,000 meals for local individuals and families in need. With the numbers of individuals and families seeking emergency food continuing to match record high levels, the generous contributions will sustain thousands of local families for whom financial recovery has been especially slow. Westside Food Bank works with more than 65 social service agencies in West Los Angeles County to distribute over 4.5 millions pounds of food per year. The wide variety of nutritious food they distribute from their warehouse in Santa Monica reaches more than 105,000 people every year, nearly half of whom are children.

Even though the Hunger Walk is over, the fight to end hunger is not. Westside Food Bank welcomes all members of the community to continue aiding in this fight by making a donation of food or funds. Since Westside Food Bank can translate each donated dollar into five pounds of nutritious food, donors can be assured that their gifts will have a powerful impact. To make a donation to Westside Food Bank or learn more on how to help, please visit their website at www.wsfb.org.