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December 28, 1989 | HECTOR TOBAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Yvette Mack spends most of her time collecting surplus butter, cheese and cereal for the Los Angeles Food Bank. Most of this bland diet does not exactly make for gourmet cuisine. So when Mack heard Wednesday that she would soon get her hands on 3,147 California spiny lobsters, you can imagine her reaction. "This is wonderful!" Mack said as she made plans to distribute the shellfish delicacy to Los Angeles-area social service centers for needy seniors, children and the homeless.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 1995
Operators of a food bank burglarized three times over the holidays appealed for help Thursday to keep it from closing. "They stole food, children's toys, our four computers, our typewriters, all our office supplies. . . . We were wiped out," said Sonia Vidal, executive director of the Seedling, at 6314 S. Broadway. "It was horrible." Vidal said the 12-year-old food bank provides food to more than 1,000 families a month.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 1992 | RICHARD SIMON and FREDERICK M. MUIR, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A hundred thousand toothbrushes have landed in the riot zone. Close behind came 20,000 cans of tuna, 1,120 pounds of cilantro, 40,000 cans of pet food, 20,000 pounds of sweet corn, 30,000 Bibles, 20,000 pounds of cookies and crackers--and the services of a dentist. Donations of food and clothing for riot-shocked residents of South Los Angeles are pouring in from around the country--a can at a time in scores of charitable drop-off points and by the truckload from corporate donors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 1992 | RICHARD SIMON and FREDERICK M. MUIR, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A hundred thousand toothbrushes have landed in the riot zone. Close behind came 20,000 cans of tuna, 1,120 pounds of cilantro, 40,000 cans of pet food, 20,000 pounds of sweet corn, 30,000 Bibles, 20,000 pounds of cookies and crackers--and the services of a dentist. Donations of food and clothing for riot-shocked residents of South Los Angeles are pouring in from around the country--a can at a time in scores of charitable drop-off points and by the truckload from corporate donors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 1995
Operators of a food bank burglarized three times over the holidays appealed for help Thursday to keep it from closing. "They stole food, children's toys, our four computers, our typewriters, all our office supplies. . . . We were wiped out," said Sonia Vidal, executive director of the Seedling, at 6314 S. Broadway. "It was horrible." Vidal said the 12-year-old food bank provides food to more than 1,000 families a month.
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May 8, 1992 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Music to Soothe By: A free noontime concert will take place today at the Music Center "to help the city heal its wounds." Songs representing various cultures and languages will be performed by the Los Angeles Master Chorale and the Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers. The Music Center is asking concert-goers to bring non-perishable food items for the Los Angeles Food Bank.
MAGAZINE
November 28, 2004
Of all the gardens I've seen in your magazine, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank garden shown in "Green Dreams" (by Emily Green, Oct. 31) is by far the most beautiful. Long may it nourish and grow. Howard W. Thogmartin Dana Point
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May 7, 1992 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Theaters Pitch In: Admission to all Los Angeles and Orange County Metropolitan Theaters will be $1--plus a can of food--for one week starting Friday as the theater chain rolls back prices in support of efforts by local residents and businesses to rebuild riot-torn areas of the city. The canned goods will be passed along to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank for distribution to those in need.
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April 16, 1988 | STEVE HARVEY, Times Staff Writer
Investigators for the National Marine Fisheries Service have cracked the Case of the Laundered Salmon--and needy people in the Los Angeles area will be among the beneficiaries. About 26,000 pounds of illegally imported salmon is being donated to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, the first third of which was picked up by the food center Friday from a frozen storage facility in Riverside.
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October 26, 1992
Mission College is collecting canned food through Dec. 17 for needy families in the northeast San Fernando Valley. The drive is being conducted in conjunction with the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, said Rudy Garcia, a culinary arts instructor at the college who initiated the effort. "We want to help make sure everybody eats well every day," he said. Canned food can be deposited in a barrel in the college's Campus Center, 13356 Eldridge Ave., Sylmar, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 28, 1989 | HECTOR TOBAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Yvette Mack spends most of her time collecting surplus butter, cheese and cereal for the Los Angeles Food Bank. Most of this bland diet does not exactly make for gourmet cuisine. So when Mack heard Wednesday that she would soon get her hands on 3,147 California spiny lobsters, you can imagine her reaction. "This is wonderful!" Mack said as she made plans to distribute the shellfish delicacy to Los Angeles-area social service centers for needy seniors, children and the homeless.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 22, 2000
All seats at the 8 p.m. Thanksgiving Day performances of "Fully Committed" at the Coronet Theatre and "The Vagina Monologues" at the Canon Theatre will cost $25, if the purchase is accompanied by the donation of a nonperishable food item that will be sent to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. At regular performances of the two shows, only the worst seats cost $25; the top ticket prices are normally $45 for "Fully Committed" and $49.50 for "The Vagina Monologues."
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July 8, 2011 | By Alexandra Zavis, Los Angeles Times
The number of people seeking help from Los Angeles and Orange county food pantries continues to grow even as the economy begins to stabilize, according to figures released Thursday, and local charities are struggling to keep up with demand. A record 330,000 residents are being served each month at the 600 pantries supplied by the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank , a 73% increase from when the recession hit in 2008. Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County , which supplies about 480 charitable groups, is reaching nearly 250,000 people a month, a 70% increase.
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