Thank you to all the organizations who help make our program successful.
Food Finders is a multiregional food bank and food rescue program headquartered in Lakewood, CA. We pick up donated food from hundreds of local grocery stores, bakeries, restaurants and produce markets and distribute it directly to missions, shelters and social service agencies to feed the needy and impoverished.
Our volunteers and staff drivers pick up and deliver on a same-day basis. On average, Food Finders helps provide enough food for 12,391 meals a day, reducing the amount of food insecurity and food waste prevalent throughout Southern California.
What would happen if we brought together all of the experts who are serving the hungry in Long Beach? Imagine all the information and ideas that could be shared. Think of the number of resources and contacts that could be collected. These ideas have been percolating among our staff for the past year and in April Food Finders spear-headed our first “Food Bank Think Tank”. Upon visiting our many partner agencies, it became apparent to me that many were doing much more for their community than handing out bags of food or serving hot meals. Services such as computer training, nutrition … [Read More...]
Here’s a classic, cross-cultural recipe that was a staple in our Chicago home during the unbearably hot and humid summer days of my childhood. While it doesn’t get quite as hot or humid here in Southern California, there are days when this recipe will be just what you want to eat. Farmers’ Chop Suey, influenced by Jewish descendants of Eastern Europe who also famously love Chinese food, is a mixture of seasonal, raw vegetables in a sour, creamy dressing. Use whatever fresh, crunchy, and … [Read More...]