Thousands of homeless people in Westside Los Angeles suffer from hunger and malnutrition, many also lack access to adequate toiletries like shampoo, shower gel, soap, toothbrush and toothpaste. Travel size toiletries allows them to carry it around while also enabling them to maintain their personal hygiene.
Personal hygiene is vital to maintain good health and prevent the spread of illness and disease. Many homeless people face daily barriers to self-care and personal hygiene, and as a result, many homeless communities have faced outbreaks of infectious diseases.
Your impact donation is helping to achieve the below Sustainable Development Goals developed by the United Nations.
Westside Food Bank is an independent non-profit corporation which provides food to social service agencies on the Westside of Los Angeles County. Our food often enables low-income people to stay in their homes, deterring the problem of homelessness, because it saves them from having to make the agonizing choice between paying for rent or food when they can’t afford both. Receiving our food also enables our 70 member-agencies to devote more of their own resources to other ways of helping clients achieve self respect and economic independence.
Westside Food Bank 1710 22nd St., Santa Monica, CA 90404