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Life Cycle of Our Food

Food Acquisition Food Sorting Food Distribution Nourishment Food Acquisition We acquire half of our food through donations from community food drives and local restaurants, grocery stores, farmers, growers, and food manufacturers. To make sure the people who receive our food can maintain a nutritionally complete diet, we fill in the gaps by buying a wide […]

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Walking Directions

Directions From East From West Walking from Expo Line Big Blue Bus Stops Nearby From the East Take Santa Monica Freeway (10) west to the Cloverfield exit in Santa Monica Exit at Cloverfield to the right, but in a way that allows you immediately to be in the left lane of Cloverfield Boulevard as you […]

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Staff Board of Directors Auxiliary Board Westside Food Bank’s staff is a group of diverse and talented individuals who, with the help of over 600 volunteers annually, are committed to serving food-insecure people and ending hunger.

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More ways to donate (Edit in text view only)

More ways to donate By MailBy PhoneGive Stock Please make checks payable to Westside Food Bank, and mail to: Westside Food Bank 1710 22nd Street Santa Monica, CA 90404 Donations Are Tax Deductible Westside Food Bank is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Your donations are tax deductible. Federal Tax ID (EIN): 95-3685875 Donor Privacy Westside Food […]

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Connect Ralphs Reward Card

Connect your Ralphs Reward’s Card Give back to the people we serve while you do your holiday shopping by connecting your Ralphs Rewards card with Westside Food Bank. Connect Your Card Connecting your Ralphs Reward account to Westside Food Bank is simple and secure: × Sign in or register for an online account visiting Ralphs […]

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Food Drive Food Types

Food Types to donate The following are the types of food that are most useful to our member agencies, and most often requested by the people who receive our food View most requested Food Types × With chronic conditions such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and obesity on the rise, we take seriously our […]

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Food Drive 5 Rules

Westside Food Bank’s Top 5 Food Drive Tips Schedule your food drive to end the day before you would like all food to be picked up. Collect foods that are most useful to the people who will receive it. List of Preferred Foods. No glass items except for baby food. Make sure that all food […]

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Key Contacts + Press and Media

Key Contacts & Information Financial Donations: contact Westside Food Bank’s Chief Development Officer, Genevieve Riutort, at (310) 828-6016 ext. 18 or send her an email below. Press + Media: contact Westside Food Bank’s Chief Development Officer, Genevieve Riutort, at (310) 828-6016 ext. 18 or send her an email below. General/Other Inquiries: (310) 828-6016 or send […]

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Top 5 Volunteer Rules

Westside Food Bank’s Top 5 Volunteer Rules Make an appointment to volunteer – we cannot guarantee walk-ins. Wear comfortable clothing and closed-toed shoes, and bring a jacket just in case. Bring your own reusable water bottle and snacks. Arrive on time. Volunteers under the age of 11 must be supervised by a parent or responsible […]

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Our Programs

COVID-19 Emergency Relief To minimize the damage of COVID-19 on food insecure people and counteract the effect of two pantry closures, Westside Food Bank coordinated with the City of Santa Monica to open a weekly pop-up food pantry in a city park that provides over 17,000 pounds of food for more than 500 households each […]

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Our Impact

Children Children perform better in school, escape the emotional trauma of hunger, and experience long-term health benefits Veterans Veterans and their families experience improved wellness and achieve quicker, more lasting reentry into civilian life College students Cash-strapped college students experience improved health, less isolation, and increased academic wellbeing Senior citizens Senior citizens access key nutrients […]

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Walking Directions

Walking Directions to Westside Food Bank from the Expo Line Get directions Walking Directions to Westside Food Bank from the Expo Line × Get off the train at the 26th/Bergamot train station Walk west opposing one-way traffic along Olympic Blvd until you reach Cloverfield Blvd. Cross Cloverfield Blvd to continue walking along Olympic Blvd. Turn […]

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Our Service Area

Why do so many people need food assistance in Western Los Angeles County? With high costs of living and little money to spare, people in our service area continue to struggle to meet their basic needs: High Costs of Housing Renters in Los Angeles need to earn more than three times the local minimum wage […]

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Five Key Facts About Food Insecurity

Five Key Facts About Food Insecurity: There is no single face of food insecurity. The need for food assistance varies among children, seniors, college students, people with disabilities, veterans, the working poor, people experiencing homelessness, and others. Food insecurity is often episodic and cyclical. People may require food assistance a single time, for a few […]

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Contact Us Grid

How can we help you? Have food to donate? Want to get involved? Need food help? Interested in becoming a member agency? Want to attend an event supporting WSFB? Want to make a financial donation?

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Nutrition Guidelines

Nutrition Guidelines Before donating food, please read our nutrition guidelines, which ensure that the food we distribute will help provide a balanced diet for the people our agencies serve. View guidelines Nutrition Guidelines × With chronic conditions such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and obesity on the rise, we take seriously our role in […]

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