LOS ANGELES, CA – More than 3,600 hundred individuals will celebrate the holidays with nutritious foods thanks to the Pechanga Resort Casino, Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, and the Los Angeles Rams. As part of the Rams’ 4th annual Blitz Day of Service, the Rams and the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank teamed up with Pechanga to provide holiday meals to families in need. The meals featured Don Lee frozen chicken, oranges, potatoes and a shelf stable kit. Rams Safety Nick Scott, cheerleaders, Rams’ mascot Rampage, front office staff and volunteers from all three organizations helped load meal kits into vehicles.
“We have a very long history of giving back to our community, and it brings us great joy to know that more folks in need in Southern California are receiving nutritious holiday meals this season,” said Andrew Masiel, Sr., President of the Pechanga Development Corporation. “We hope this contribution helps them feel cared for, because there are still a lot of people struggling. We’re humbled to reach our hands out to theirs.”
The initiative was part of the Rams’ 4th Annual Community Blitz Day of Service when the team works alongside community partners during the holidays to host volunteer efforts throughout the greater Los Angeles region.
“With more than 1 out of 5 Angelenos struggling with food insecurity, tackling hunger is an organizational priority for the Rams as we look to positively impact our community,” said Molly Higgins, Vice President of Community Affairs and Engagement, Los Angeles Rams. “We are excited to work with two of our top partners, Pechanga and the LA Regional Food Bank, to utilize the Rams House, SoFi Stadium, and help Angelenos in need this holiday season.”
Los Angeles County is home to one of the largest populations of any county in the U.S. According to the Los Angeles Food Bank, an estimated two million people in the county live with food insecurity. That means one in five residents may not know where their next meal will come from. The Los Angeles Food Bank serves more than 300,000 people each month.
“The ongoing partnership with the Los Angeles Rams has been very valuable to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank,” said Michael Flood, President and CEO of the LA Regional Food Bank. “This distribution was yet another example of how they give back to the local community.”