LA Cares Distribution

Last night we took these pictures which clearly define the amount of food LA Cares prepares and makes possible for 12347990_194485724227424_3384826525940285109_n. I spoke with some of the volunteers and we “guesstimated” there is 7,000 lbs. of food in this room that will all be gone within 24 hrs. LA Cares does each month, sometimes feeding over 100 families. Los Alamos doesn’t necessarily have a homeless problem but a legitimate food insecurity problem. Here are some quick thoughts: Los Alamos has a population of approximately 18,000 residences and has about 9,400 mailing addresses (including businesses and PO Boxes). That means in order to give LA Cares approximately 7,000 lbs. of food each month, each family would only need to contribute about ½ of a pound of food each month. We feel this is a small request, considering that the USDA reports that we waste approximately 4 out of 10 lbs. of food. Please support us as we get Famine to Feast ready to launch. We are currently trying to raise $5000 to be able to send a refrigerator magnet to each mailing address in Los Alamos County.