Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Adopt the Westside Food Bank

The first official post-election action for CD36 will be to adopt the Westside Food Bank for the holidays.

Nearly 30 million Americans rely on government aid and food banks to keep food on their tables amid unemployment and rising prices. In LA County alone, demand has jumped 33%, while contributions have dropped precipitously.

We will be collecting non-parishiable goods all this week, (for a list of acceptable items,see below) and delivering to the adopted food banks on Saturday, December 20.

Our goal is to gather 2,000 pounds, one ton, of food and supplies in the next week!


WESTSIDE FOOD BANK: Westside Food Bank supplies food to the food assistance programs of social service agencies in Santa Monica, Venice, Culver City, West Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Inglewood, and the LAX area.


West LA
Councilman Bill Rosendahl's office
1645 Corinth Avenue
Room 201
West L.A., CA 90025
drop off times: 9am-5:30pm Monday-Friday

Marta and Warren's home (leave items on the front porch)
758 Palms Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291
drop off times: anytime before next Saturday!

Councilman Bill Rosendahl's office
7166 W. Manchester Blvd.
Westchester, CA 90045
drop off times: 9am-5:30pm Monday-Friday

Santa Monica
Drinking Liberally Holiday Party!
Wednesday, December 17 7:00-10:00
Nocturnal Bar (first two drinks are on the house!)
2101 Lincoln Blvd
Santa Monica, CA, 90404

We need help transporting food from the Council Office! Please contact Mike Bonin at if you can help.

BE A SORTER! We will be delivering the food at 10am on Saturday morning, and we need folks to help sort the goods! Join us for a morning of fun and friendship!

Westside Food Bank
1710 22nd St.
Santa Monica, CA 90404

ITEMS NEEDED (No glass!)

Cans of:
Tuna, Vegetables, and Soup
Fruits and Fruit Juices
Pork & Beans
Stews & Other Meats

Packaged Foods:
Pasta, Lentils, Pinto and other beans.
Macaroni & Cheese & Packaged Dinners
Instant Soups
Hot and Cold Cereals
Peanut Butter & other Nut Butters

Baby foods are also urgently needed. Sadly, two thousand babies and toddlers are without adequate nutrition each day right here Los Angeles.

Blankets are always needed. Clean new or gently used blankets only please.

Travel Size Sundries. Unfortunately, thousands of homeless people lack adequate toiletries each day. They need samples of the following:

travel size shampoo
travel size conditioner
travel size soap
travel size bath & shower gel
travel size toothpaste and toothbrush
towels (Clean, gently used or new)

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