The first step of solving food insecurity is to know where and how it's started.
Food insecurity refers to the disruption of food intake or eating patterns because of lack of money and other resources.
The right to food is a basic right. Food
insecurity is rooted in systemic racism, disproportionately
impacting BIPOC communities.
As students who attend school in Los Angeles, it's increasingly important to be cognizant of the community and the space that we occupy and recognize the power we hold to create impact.
We created this website to provide resources to other fellow students in Los Angeles to help take that first step in helping out their fellow peers and commmunity members. 😄
Food insecurity persists because it is related to income, employment, race/ethnicity, and disability. The risk for food insecurity increases when money to buy food is limited or not available.
Food insecurity could delay the development of young children and increase the risk of chronic illnesses like asthma and anemia. Behavioral problems like hyperactivity, anxiety, and aggression can also arise in school-age children.
Yes. In 2020,
17 million Americans could become food insecure
because of the pandemic. Globablly,
54 million people and 18 million children are
currently food insecure.
According to Swipe Out Hunger, 1 in 3 college students also face food insecurity nationally.
As a student, get involved with local organizations. You can
start by looking at our "Donation Locations" tab.
Don't forget to check out Swipe Out Hunger and learn how you can get involved in a 1o1 online student referral service that helps students.
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Are you in the position to donate? Read the steps below to see how you can help out.
Psst. Check out our "Donation Locations" tab and see where you might be able to donate in Los Angeles.
• Canned goods
• Pasta sauce
• Dried beans
Click here to learn more.
Avoid donating anything past those dates to food banks as it could be unsafe to eat.
Check out our "Donation Locations" tab to find local Donation sites near Los Angeles.
If you can't donate food, consider making a monetary donation instead!
Check out Volunteer Match , a site that finds virtual or local volunteer opportunities near you.
Take a look a look at a couple of food banks and food pantries located in Los Angeles.
You're not in Los Angeles? We got you covered. Take a look at this food bank locator to locate your nearest food bank. ✨