In Friday’s blog, I let you know that we raised over $1,500 for the Westside Food Bank during the Open. I wanted to let you guys know a little more where that money actually goes.
Westside Food Bank’s mission is to distribute as much food as possible to local agencies with food assistance programs and to reduce food waste on the Westside of Los Angeles County. As the food bank warehouse for the Westside since 1981, they annually distribute 4.5 million pounds of food to over 70 local social service agencies. Recently, they have pushed to deliver much more fresh food – not just dry, frozen, and canned — to those in need.
Westside Food Bank supplies food to the food assistance programs of social service agencies and food pantries in Santa Monica, Venice, Culver City, West Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Inglewood, and the LAX area. Through the services of our member agencies, our food reaches the most vulnerable members of these communities, including:
*Children in preschool, after-school, and day-care programs who don’t get enough to eat at home and whose health, academic performance, and general well-being are threatened by hunger.
*Unemployed, under-employed, and working poor people who need help making ends meet.
*Seniors on fixed incomes and the frail elderly.
*Women and children living in domestic violence shelters.
*Homeless individuals who are without the basic necessities.
*The mentally ill, the disabled, and those with chronic illnesses who need assistance.
*Veterans who may face the challenges of readjustment, ill-health, or poverty.
As you can see, a shortage of food is not just a homeless issue. The homeless are just a fraction of who WFB serves. Many working poor need supplemental help with food every month. Again, I’m so proud that we were able to directly contribute and serve our local community in this way.
Happy Weekend, Family.
“8 Ball Helen”
3 Rounds for time
21 Wall Balls (20/14)
12 pull ups
For Time and Reps
AMRAP front squats (135/95)
300 m run
Score is total number of front squats
B) Rowing carnival
Focus on finish
C) EMOM 10
Odd: 50 Double unders
Even: 5 Deadlifts (65-70%)