Continuing on her journey of #crushinghunger, Good Shepherd Food Bank of Maine’s Apple Corps Ambassador, Misty Coolidge, traveled to Los Angeles, California in October 2021. While there she volunteered at one of the largest food banks in the United States, Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.
The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has been fighting hunger since 1973, and since its founding, they’ve distributed more than 1.5 billion meals to its community. The Food Bank serves more than 900,000 people each month through their partner agency network and direct service programs and they are distributing roughly 4 million pounds of food weekly.
While volunteering, Misty’s task for the day was inspecting and bagging bushels of apples with a fantastic group of volunteers. In total, 3,111 pounds of apples were processed for distribution.
“I’m enjoying the opportunity to visit and volunteer at food banks across the country and seeing the differences between their distribution centers. The bright artwork surrounding us as we worked and food fighting quotes are very inspiring. Particularly the wing wall in Los Angeles, where volunteers are viewed as angels in disguise,” said Misty.
Misty’s next stop is Las Vegas, Nevada. If you’re interested in following Misty’s journey, you can find her on Facebook @MrsUSA2021 or follow along by visiting the Ambassador tag in the Latest News section of Good Shepherd Food Bank of Maine’s website, www.FeedingMaine.org.
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