Long Beach, CA – <9/12/23> – In its continued effort to combat food insecurity and food waste, Food Finders is hosting its 2nd annual Farm to Tableaux fundraiser. Currently, 1 in 4 people in Los Angeles County suffer from food insecurity, and despite the need, 38% of all food produced in the US goes uneaten or unsold.
“Food is a basic human right, yet far too many individuals and families suffer from chronic hunger and do not know where their next meal is coming from,” said Diana Lara, the Executive Director of Food Finders. “With millions of pounds of food discarded every year, we’re committed to rescuing that food and bringing it to people in need.”
The event will be a celebration of the art and culture of Frida Kahlo. Guests will enjoy a taste of Mexican cuisine and Mexican-inspired performances from local entertainers and artists. All proceeds will support Food Finders’ main food rescue program.
Last year’s event raised $168,000, which provided 1,848,000 meals to the communities Food Finders served. In 2022, Food Finders rescued 13,507,207 pounds of food, providing meals to 3,750,000 individuals!
“Wasted food still requires resources such as cropland, water, time, and energy. When this food ends up in a landfill, it emits greenhouse gases that are directly linked to climate change,” continued Lara. “Working together with our local partner agencies, volunteers, and supporters we will continue to make a tremendous impact on hunger, food waste, and the planet.”
When & Where: September 23rd , 2023, from 5-9 p.m. at The Betty Reckas Cultural Center in Long Beach.
Sponsors: Banc Of California, California Resources Corp, Servicon, Port of Long Beach, Laserfiche, Commercial Bank, Albertsons, Oak Ridge Winery, City National Bank, Smart & Final, Epson, F&M Bank, Grocery Outlet, the Los Angeles Lakers, AES, Marathon
How much: VIP tickets are $175, General Admission are $125, and there are only 350 seats available! https://foodfinders.org/event/farm-to-tableaux-fun-fabulous-frida
About Food Finders
Food Finders’ mission is to eliminate hunger and food waste while improving nutrition in food-
insecure communities. Food Finders links surplus food from local businesses to non-profit partners
providing food-insecure households and individuals with a meal or food pantry service. Their
operation spans a four-county area that includes Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, and Riverside.
Media Contacts: Diana Lara, email@example.com,562-283-1400×101