D-Fenders Season of Giving Event: Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
To continue the Los Angeles D-Fender’s Season of Giving holiday initiative the players, coaches and staff visited the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank to help with the Food Sorting Project. The LA Food Bank “provides food for nearly 900 member agency sites including abused and abandoned children homes, battered women shelters, senior centers, local food pantries, soup kitchens, AIDS hospices and more.” It is estimated that 400,000 children in Los Angeles face hunger. This number astonished the players, coaches and staff and they decided collectively to join forces with the LA Food Bank to raise funds, collect food and to donate their time this holiday season.
The D-Fenders began their visit with watching two videos explaining how the LA Food Bank works and the effects it has had on the Los Angeles community. After the videos the group was taken on a tour of the facility and then given their job for the day. The D-Fenders were lead to a large warehouse with rows of pallets filled with donated items. Each of these pallets was then inspected to see if the food had expired or was in good condition to be sent out to the various sites that the Food Bank serves.
The Los Angeles D-Fenders would like to thank their fans for donating approximately 70 lbs. of food and $240 to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank for their annual Season of Giving initiative. A special thank you to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank for all that they do to make sure the people of Los Angeles do not go hungry.