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Greater LA Food Rescue Workshop

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Los Angeles Trade Technical College - LATTC

2215 S Grand Ave

Aspen Hall

Los Angeles, CA 90007

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Best practices for new and established food rescue and emergency food assistance organizations

Register for free tickets to join local nonprofits, food pantries, food banks, educational institutions, and government agencies to share and explore guidelines for starting up and refining food relief programs of all types and sizes.

Presentations and roundtables will be exploring topics such as:

  • Starting a new food pantry on a campus or in the community
  • Keep pantry shelves stocked with nutritious food
  • Serve those most in need
  • Food safety, inventory management, and food spoilage
  • Volunteer recruitment and retention

The Problem of Food Rescue and Food Insecurity in Los Angeles

The greater Los Angeles area is home to over 10 million people and has a population of over 1.6 million people who face food insecurity. Additionally, one in five of our community college students are experiencing homelessness, and over 40% are facing food insecurity. While many resources do exist to help, food pantries and emergency food assistance organizations still struggle to overcome daily issues of food storage, volunteer retention, transportation logistics, funding, client engagement and more.

At this workshop, we will address and share multiple solutions and we will connect with each other to build a stronger network of like-minded individuals and organizations. We will have key speakers from Food Forward, St. Francis Center, Lunch On Me, and the LA County Dept of Pubilc Health and roundtable breakouts led by experts from Refeed, US EPA, Athens Services, Watts Labor Community Action Committee, World Harvest Food Bank and more. Following that, participants will be served a complimentary lunch and a chance for networking and building relationships.

Check-in will begin at 8:30 am, and lunch will be served following the event. All participants must register on Eventbrite to attend, and space is very limited.

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Los Angeles Trade Technical College - LATTC

2215 S Grand Ave

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Los Angeles, CA 90007

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