Speaker Rendon Honors Lakewood's Food Finders as Nonprofit of the Year

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Lakewood’s Food Finders Honored By Speaker Rendon as Non-Profit of the Year

SACRAMENTO— Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) today honored Food Finders, a Lakewood based multiregional food bank and food rescue program, as the 2016 Nonprofit of the Year for the 63rd Assembly District.

“We as a society throw away far too much food when there are so many struggling with food insecurity,” Speaker Rendon said. “Food Finders fills a critical role by helping to feed the needy and impoverished while reducing both food waste and our environmental footprint. It’s a win-win for all.”

Food Finders relies heavily on volunteers who pick up donated food from hundreds of local grocery stores, bakeries, restaurants and produce markets and distribute it directly to missions, shelters and social service agencies to feed the needy and impoverished. On average, Food Finders helps provide enough food for 12,391 meals a day, reducing the amount of food insecurity and food waste prevalent throughout Southern California.

Rendon represents the 63rd Assembly District, which includes the cities and communities of Bell, Cudahy, Hawaiian Gardens, Lakewood, North Long Beach, Lynwood, Maywood, Paramount, and South Gate.

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