LOS ANGELES, November 10, 2021 / PRNewswire / – In its sixth year, the Taste of the Rams virtual event brought together 500 anti-hunger advocates and raised nearly $ 250,000 for the benefit of the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. The funds raised will help provide the equivalent of nearly a million nutritious meals to food insecure people by Los Angeles County. The event raised a total of $ 1,000,000.
The food bank got help to kick off the evening with the event’s recurring honorary chair: the LA Rams catcher Cooper Kupp, who was joined by teammates Troy reeder, Terrell Burgess, Tyler higbee and Ben skowronek. “Being able to give back is a gift,” said Kupp. “It is truly an honor to be a part of this collaborative event and to help support families in need, especially during the holiday season when it is imperative to count your blessings, thank you and support each other. others.”
Events like these bring the community together while raising invaluable funds and raising awareness about food insecurity and ultimately help the food bank and our partner agency of around 700 non-profit organizations provide ongoing nutritional assistance to families. food insecure LA County.
Another friend of the Food Bank, André Siciliano from the NFL Network, hosted guests as emcees throughout the event. Participants enjoyed specially prepared meal kits from Top Chef Steve samson of Rossoblu and Superfine Pizza. “I am honored to be a part of the vibrant local food scene and that is why it means so much to me to be able to support Taste of the Rams and the work of the food bank, which helps families access the healthy meals they need to eat. prosper ”Chief Steve samson noted. Highlights of the menu included braised ribs, pasta nidi di Rondine, vegetarian options, drinks and desserts.
Don Lee Farms was the presenting sponsor of this year’s event. “Don Lee Farms is thrilled to be a sponsor of Taste of the Rams again,” said Donald goodman, president of Don Lee Farms. “We are committed to nurturing and supporting the community. Being a partner of the Food Bank has been rewarding for us, especially since our roots are in Los Angeles where food insecurity is critical and we are grateful to be able to help raise awareness around the cause. ”
“The Sixth Annual Taste of the Rams Event was a huge success thanks to Don Lee Farms, Chef Steve samson, Cooper Kupp and the Los Angeles Rams, ”said Michael flood, President and CEO of the LA Regional Food Bank. “The Food Bank is also grateful to our other sponsors and everyone who attended this year’s virtual event. “
Thanks to donors, volunteers and community events like this one, the Food Bank and our network of partner agencies can effectively fight hunger. If you weren’t able to attend this event, it’s not too late to take a stand against hunger by visiting LAFoodBank.org/donate.
About the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has mobilized resources to fight hunger in Los Angeles County since 1973. To support the Food Bank’s vision that no one is hungry in Los Angeles County, food and groceries are distributed through a network of 700 partner agencies and directly to people in need through food bank programs. The food bank has distributed over 1.7 billion pounds of food, the equivalent of 1.35 billion meals, since 1973. The total value of food and groceries distributed since the inception of the food bank is $ 2.3 billion. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Food Bank has tripled the number of people assisted and now reaches 900,000 people each month. The Food Bank is a 4-star charity by Charity Navigator. For more information visit LAFoodBank.org.
About the Los Angeles Rams:
The Los Angeles Rams – Los Angeles’ Original professional sports team – is one of the oldest franchises in the National Football League and, since its founding in 1937, has won three world championships and sent 30 of its members to the Professional Football Hall of Fame. As a professional sports team, the organization is committed to being a valuable civic partner and serving the greatest Los Angeles zone 365 days a year. The Rams play their home games at SoFi Stadium, located in Hollywood Park, a 298-acre sports and entertainment destination developed by the owner / president of the Los Angeles Rams E. Stanley Kroenke in Inglewood, California.
The Rams organization recognizes its unique ability to raise awareness and raise funds for causes and issues relevant to fans and members of the community. The entire organization is committed to serving as a valuable community partner and to benefiting Los Angeles 365 days a year while providing substantial resources to support education and mentoring, health and wellness, and help address poverty-related issues such as food insecurity and homelessness. Since the team returned home to Los Angeles in 2016, the Rams provided over 9,300 hours of community service and benefited 192 different schools and 153 nonprofits through their community outreach programs.
For more information visit www.therams.com and follow the Rams’ social networks.
About Don Lee Farms
Established in California in 1982, Don Lee Farms is a family food manufacturer and a leading national supplier of organic and conventional food products. They are the leading national producer of organic vegetarian burgers. Don Lee Farms produces meat, vegetarian and plant-based foods for the retail, club, foodservice and school foodservice markets. Consumer products and finished goods are sold at major retailers nationwide such as Costco Wholesale®, Whole Foods Markets® and Walmart® under the Don Lee Farms label, private labels and under the brands of their partners. For more information visit www.donleefarms.com and follow Don Lee Farms on Facebook and Twitter, @DonLeeFarms.
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SOURCE Los Angeles Regional Food Bank