St. Monica sponsors the monthly Loaves & Fishes Food Drive, which helps provide food to the Westside Food Bank and the St. Joseph Center Food Bank. The food is distributed to individuals and families in need in our local community and to organizations that work with people in need. Help us make sure that everyone can get the nutrition that they need.
Food insecurity is currently at an all-time high throughout L.A. and on the Westside—because of financial challenges sparked by the pandemic, many individuals and families are reaching out for food support for the very first time. The need is great—for example, from March 2020 to October 2020, Los Angeles food banks distributed 145% more food than normal.
St. Monica is still teaming up with Westside Food Bank every second Sunday of the month to fight hunger! Westside Food Bank, is a great community organization that provides food to individuals, and to over 70 local agencies that serve people in need. You can help in either of two ways:
-Pasta sauce (in plastic jars)
-Snack bars (granola or protein)
Sunday, October 16
Santa Monica Ocean View Park: 2701 Barnard Way
Along Ocean Front Walk
Founded in 1981, the Westside Foodbank provides nutritious food for more than 150,000 individuals in need locally with the help of over 55 member agencies. Their biggest fundraiser is the annual Foodbank Walk returning in person after a two-year pandemic break. Join the St. Monica Catholic Community Team and help us raise dollars for food and awareness about food insecurity.
If you would like your donation to apply to the St. Monica Catholic Community fundraising goal, click Donation Recipient and select St. Monica Catholic Community.