AYC has provided emergency food for hungry families since the early 2000's through partnerships with the LA Regional Food Bank and other community partners. In recent years, due to shortages at local food banks, we began doing quarterly food drives and developing partnerships with manufacturers and distributors to donate goods. In order to provide more adequate food security services to Asian Pacific Islander families, AYC partnered with the Asian Pacific Community Fund (APCF) to procure, process, and distribute foods that are culturally familiar to Asian and Pacific Islander families. Support from APCF was utilized to establish partnerships with various Asian food manufacturers, distributors, and retail vendors to increase donations of typical Asian foods and to work in partnership with local businesses to conduct food drives. In addition, AYC recruits and train volunteers to carry out the collection, packing, and distribution process.
In 2019, AYC renewed its partnership with the LA Regional Food Bank. We are excited to offer a more robust food inventory for families in need.
For more information regarding our Emergency Food Program, please call 626-537-0954.