Today, many of our friends and neighbors are worried about where their next meal is coming from. Recent data from USC’s Dornsife Public Exchange finds that as many as 1 out of every 4 people in L.A. County suffers from food insecurity – that’s 2.5 million people. Recent cuts to food stamps are making the problem worse, and quickly. More and more people in our communities, like working families and college students, are turning to food pantries to help them get through the month without going hungry. This puts extra pressure on food pantries to supply enough food for everyone who relies on them.
To help meet this need, Big Sunday is proud to hold our annual 10K in May collection where we give away at least 10,000 cans, boxes or bags of food. It’s an ambitious goal, but the problem of food insecurity is enormous. We believe our Big Sunday community can do this!
How Can You Help?
One way people get involved is to host a collection at their school, office, or place of worship, with their club, team, fraternity, or sorority, in their neighborhood; any group you belong to with friendly, helpful people is a great place to start!
If you don’t want to shop in person or host a collection, you can also use our easy online registry and we’ll do the shopping for you!