Ana Martinez is the volunteer director for the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. The L.A. Food Bank sources and acquires food and other products and distributes to needy people through charitable agencies or directly through programs; energizes the community to get involved and support hunger relief; and conducts hunger education and awareness campaigns and advocate for public policies that alleviate hunger.
What is the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and its mission?
Los Angeles Regional Food Bank is a nonprofit charitable organization that has been serving the disadvantaged of our community since 1973. We are at the heart of a charitable food distribution network that includes over 1,000 charitable agency sites throughout Los Angeles County. Our mission is to mobilize resources to fight hunger in our community.
Why is volunteerism important and how does it help your organization reach its goals?
Without volunteers, the Food Bank would not be able to provide food for thousands of hungry people every week.
How do Raytheon volunteers fit into the equation?
Raytheon has organized volunteer events with the Food Bank since 2005. Hundreds of employees have packed thousands of food kits for families in the community.
What makes a successful volunteer?
A successful volunteer is anyone that has a desire to help those in need in our community. Food Bank volunteers are an incredible help in our efforts to fight hunger. Many of our volunteers come from the business sector, looking to support community projects while promoting corporate teambuilding.
How can volunteers get involved?
Do become involved! Please visit our website – we always post available volunteer opportunities and any special events.