Our History

Established in 2007, World Harvest Food Bank is a non-profit organization that provides food, basic staples and living essentials to people who are at risk of hunger and to the needy.

World Harvest Food Bank operates one branch facility in Downtown Los Angeles, following both the front line and warehouse food bank models. The Food Bank has a service area that assists families and individuals in 58 counties within the state of California. We currently distribute an average of 25 million pounds of food through our facility and our 200+ partner agencies, including food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and after school programs for children.

Unfortunately, hunger remains a serious problem in California.Over 48,000 people in the Food Bank's 58-county service area struggle each day. Nearly 40% of the people served by the World Harvest Food Bank network are children, another 8.1% are elderly, and 31.8% of the families are working but struggling. These working families still encounter heavy financial difficulties and often must choose between eating and other basic necessities.

Goals and Services

Community Benefits