Today, many people right here in America are worried about where their next meal is coming from. According to data from UCLA’s Center for Health Policy Research, at least 4 million Californians are struggling with food insecurity — being unable to consistently put food on the table. More and more people are turning to food pantries to help them put enough food on their tables. And these are not just homeless people, but often people with jobs who simply do not make enough money to feed their families.
To help meet this need, Big Sunday is proud to host the End of the Month Club.
Every month, Big Sunday sponsors a food drive to collect food for a local food pantry. The food can be dropped off at the Big Sunday offices starting on the 3rd Monday of the month. The following Wednesday morning – the 3rd Wednesday of the month – anyone who is interested is invited to stop by the Big Sunday office between 9 and 11 a.m. to drop off any additional food, and then stick around to sort and box it – not to mention enjoying the company of the others who’d like to help, too.
We aim to collect more than 500 items of food each month. To help us meet this goal, each month we pair up with at least one business, school, faith group, club, family or individual who will collect specific items in their community.
Great News: We’re off to an amazing start! In January 2014, we collected 950 boxes/bags of soup and beans for Operation Read Family, which assists families of the National Guard, military personnel and veterans. Big Sunday, with the help of its amazing volunteers and corporate partners, collected 1,972 granola bars for Covenant House in February 2014, 647 boxes of pasta and 709 bottles of sauce for SOVA in March 2014, 579 pop-top cans of fruits and veggies for HopeNet in April 2014 and 89 boxes of cereal, 144 cans of sauce, 80 bags of pasta, 924 cans/bottles of food in our May 2014 Anything Goes food collection over Big Sunday Weekend.
Others Include: The Authentic Literary and Talent Agency; The Center for Early Education; Centro Evangelistico Ebenezer Church; City National Bank; Clif Bar; Cornerstone on Demand; Disney Animation; Dreamworks Animation; IKAR; The Westmark School; Wilshire Rotary Club; The Oakwood School; Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills; the cast and crew of “Justified”; Hancock Homes Realty; Village Pizzeria and more!
If you’d like to get more involved, please contact Paulette Light and Melanie Staggs at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 323-549-9944.
- March 18: Granola Bars
- April 22: Beans & Soup
- May 20: Anything Goes! (Non-perishable Food Items)