Your philanthropic donations make it possible for The Foodbank to distribute over 39 million pounds of nutritious food to hundreds of certified charitable agencies. In turn these organizations feed hundreds of thousands of hungry people. Each week 68 out of every 100 people served are children, and 19 out of every 100 are seniors.
In its 37th year of service, The Foodbank is operating at peak efficiency providing $28 worth of food for every $1 you donate. Nationwide this figure is unprecedented and remains unmatched in food banking today. The National average is $9.
The Foodbank prides itself in only asking you for the philanthropic support it needs to efficiently conduct its programs and services. The Foodbank’s administrative operations are geared to maximize funding so that community dollars go directly to feeding the hungry. The Foodbank does not raise funds to pay for high salaries, over inflated budgets, or flashy inappropriate overhead expenses; 85 cents of every dollar you donate goes directly to feeding the hungry, while 15 cents is used for administration.
The most cost effective way for you to donate is right here on The Foodbank’s secured web site.
The Foodbank of Southern California proudly participates in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). Federal civilian, postal and military donors may make a contribution to The Foodbank through this annual workplace giving campaign using The Foodbank’s official designation code: 67718
Over the years, The Foodbank has received significant exposure to the CFC workplace giving campaign and has been fortunate to be the recipient of individual philanthropic donations:
|2006 Campaign:||$3,616 Commitment|
|2007 Campaign:||$14,389 Commitment|
|2008 Campaign:||$24,795 Commitment|
|2009 Campaign:||$38,574 Commitment|
|2010 Campaign:||$34,664 Commitment||2011 Campaign:||$27,388 Commitment||2012 Campaign:||$30,805 Commitment||2013 Campaign:||$25,042 Commitment|
Employer Matching Gift Programs
Stretch your gift even further by asking your employer about their matching giving policies. Please provide The Foodbank with your employer’s matching gift form so that you can maximize your gift. Matching gift information can be sent to The Foodbank via fax, email or snail mail.
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Grocery Store Partnerships
The Foodbank is enrolled in Ralphs Community Contribution Program. Every time you make a purchase, you can earn money for The Foodbank just by linking your Rewards Card to The Foodbank of Southern California. To make The Foodbank the beneficiary of your purchases (at no additional cost to you), register your Ralphs Rewards Card online at http://www.ralphs.com/. After you successfully register, return to the home page, sign into your account, go to My Account, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Edit Community Contribution Program Information, enter 91672, search, select, and save changes.
Name The Foodbank in Your Will or Trust:
Many people choose to support The Foodbank of Southern California in their Last Will and Testament or Trust. This is the ultimate gift, and The Foodbank encourages you to consult your attorney or estate planning professional to ensure that your wish to leave a bequest to The Foodbank is appropriately documented.