Honoring Champions against Hunger and Poverty
November 15, 2012 6:00 p.m. - Reception 7:00 p.m. - Dinner and Program
Location: Kavar 4777 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90029
Cause: More than 1.4 million people suffer from food insecurity in Los Angeles County. Nearly 2 million of people living in Los Angeles are below poverty line. Hunger Action LA (HALA)â€™s mission is to work to end hunger and promote healthy eating through community education, outreach, networking, and empowerment of low income people to speak on issues that affect their lives directly.
Funding from this event will continue HALAâ€™s major programs which have achieved these goals:
- HALAâ€™s Market Match Program at 8 farmer markets in Los Angeles County has increased access to fresh produce for 6,000 low income families receiving CalFresh.
- HALA has provided training on food policy and advocacy for hundreds of residents and nonprofit staff in West LA, the San Fernando Valley, South LA, East LA, Downtown, Hollywood, Koreatown and Long Beach, bringing policy change, such as helping to create a city ordinance requiring departments to donate surplus food and fighting for a fair budget in Sacramento.
- HALA publishes the Peoplesâ€™ Guide to Welfare Health and Other Services, providing information on how to access housing, cash assistance, food assistance, health care, assistance with car expenses, tenantsâ€™ rights, immigration rights and other valuable resources. Nearly 160,000 copies have been distributed in 2012 and funding is needed to continue publication.
Event: Reception, gala dinner celebration, awards, and entertainment with up to 200 attendance
Promotion: Promotional activities for this event will include representation in HALA website and newsletter distributed to 900 advocates and public officials, news release, event special features, and media advisories in newspapers, and on radio and television stations serving Southern California.