Bridging the Gap
Have you ever wondered if your neighbors have enough to eat?
During the COVID-19 pandemic, our founder Natalie Flores heard from moms all over L.A. that their families were on the brink of going hungry. At the same time, she knew that tons of edible food goes into L.A. landfills. The gap between need and excess didn’t make sense, so Natalie made it her goal to connect hungry neighbors with extra food from local organizations, gardens, farms, restaurants, and supermarkets. As a passionate gardener, community advocate, and non-profit veteran, Natalie was in the perfect position to bridge the gap and Nourish LA was born.
Today, Natalie and her team of volunteers feed over 3,000 people every weekend at two food drive locations. Any leftover food or green waste is composted so it doesn’t end up in the landfill. Aside from distributing food, Nourish LA also hosts occasional community events including seedling giveaways, community gardening, and clothing drives. At Nourish LA, we stand by our neighbors, our community, and the environment. We know that nourishment is both food and connection, so we’re here to spread the love one bag of groceries at a time. To stay in the loop, follow us @nourishl.a.
“Food should not be wasted, people should not go hungry.”
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