updated: May 6, 2020
LOS ANGELES, May 6, 2020 (Newswire.com)
Los Defensores, an L.A.-based legal services company, has partnered with the Jaime and Blanca Jarrín Foundation, founded by the Spanish voice of the Dodgers and Hall of Fame broadcaster Jaime Jarrín, to donate up to $60,000 to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank (L.A. Food Bank).
The coronavirus outbreak is severely impacting low-income communities. As quarantine has resulted in school closures and income loss, many families are left unsure as to where their next meal will come from.
Prior to COVID-19, the L.A. Food Bank was reporting that one in five people in L.A. County struggled with food insecurity. Now the need for hunger relief is at an all-time high. The L.A. Food Bank is seeing a 73 percent increase in distribution while experiencing disruptions in food donations from regular industry donors such as grocery stores.
Despite the obstacles, the L.A. Food Bank has served over 11.9 million meals since March. Faced with unplanned expenses, they are looking to the community for help. That’s why Los Defensores and the Jarrín Foundation have donated $30,000 for immediate relief and additionally will match every dollar donated up to $30,000.
“As many struggle with the effects of the current pandemic, we wanted to do our own small part to lend support to those who are most impacted. We are grateful for our partners at the Jarrín Foundation and for the opportunity to support the efforts of the Los Angeles Food Bank to make sure nobody goes hungry during these especially difficult times,” says Ben Henderson, CEO of Walker Advertising, parent company of Los Defensores.
Angelenos can help too.
Los Defensores and The Jarrín Foundation are asking those with the means to donate to do so by visiting the Jarrín Foundation’s donation page.
For every dollar donated, the L.A. Food Bank can provide four meals. While the initial $30,000 donation means more than 100,000 meals, there is more that can be done.
Every dollar donated through the Jarrín Foundation will be matched, up to a $30,000, so that the L.A. Food Bank can feed even more families.
Jaime Jarrín, Founder of the Jaime and Blanca Jarrín Foundation, says, “With the coronavirus putting so many families at risk, out of work, no one should go hungry, and we want to do our part in supporting the vital work of the Los Angeles Food Bank.”
About Los Defensores
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Source: Los Defensores