WITH A SPECIAL ‘APPEEL’ IN APRIL
Birthday campaign will run for a month with goal of raising $50,000 to support
daily food rescue program
March 30, 2021—Los Alamitos, CA. – An effort that was launched at a kitchen table in Seal Beach, California thirty-two years ago has grown to a regional operation providing upwards of 12 million meals worth of food annually to people in need. This April, Food Finders is proud to celebrate reducing hunger and food waste by kicking off a month-long campaign with a special theme that includes a mascot, Johnny, as part of a virtual $50K fundraiser geared to support it’s ongoing, daily operations.
With sixteen staff members and the help of more than 300 volunteers, Food Finders rescues perfectly edible, unserved food from restaurants, caterers, grocery stores, bakeries, produce markets and other food vendors and delivers it within hours to nearby nonprofits such as church pantries, shelters, senior centers, Boys & Girls clubs, etc., that service food insecure people throughout Southern California. This rescue effort also reduces the amount of CO2e gasses leaked into the atmosphere by keeping potentially discarded food out of the landfills.
“Our work is never done, especially after last year and the unprecedented number of people facing unemployment and economic hardship, many who’ve had to rely on food pantries for the first time in their lives,” said Diana Lara, executive director, who added, “We are so fortunate to have an amazing, dedicated team, along with generous vendors who continue to donate quality food and other items, but it also takes contributions from many individuals to ensure we can keep our doors open and continue to serve our 400 nonprofit partners.”
Donors are encouraged to host their own online fundraisers during the month to build on the campaign effort or simply make a one-time donation. See www.foodfinders.org/events for details.
About Food Finders
Celebrating 32 years of rescuing food this year, Food Finders is a food rescue organization that serves the Southern California region, linking donated food from vendors directly to agencies such as pantries, shelters, and missions. To date the organization has provided more than 155 million meals worth of food to nonprofits that serve disadvantaged and struggling members of our communities, simultaneously keeping food from meeting our landfills.
Food Finders 10539 Humbolt St. Los Alamitos, CA 90720 www.foodfinders.org