On Saturday, December 2nd, NORMS presented the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank with a check for $16,898 LIVE on KTLA 5 TV. This amount was raised with your help through our “Make Caring the NORM” fundraising campaign back in late August. The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank will use these funds to produce 67,592 meals to help fight food insecurity and hunger in our community!
Last week, NORMS met with Feeding America Riverside/San Bernardino to present a giant check of $1,389. This amount was raised with your help through our “Make Caring the NORM” campaign, and will lead to producing 12,501 meals for underprivileged families.
Along with Feeding America Riverside/San Bernardino, the other two beneficiaries of our campaign are the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and the Second Harvest Bank of Orange County. Altogether, NORMS was able to provide over 100,000 meals, totaling our efforts to over 55 million meals since the beginning.
To learn more about our partnership, please visit any of the food banks’ websites. Otherwise, check out our video:
Remember the stress of finding your first job? Many people are feeling that same stress last Tuesday, especially students. In an effort to reduce stress for these young professionals, NORMS partnered with the California Restaurant Association Foundation for FIT (Force in Training), an event to prepare students for their first job. This special training was able to reach over 2,800 students in 46 high schools, teaching them how to score an interview and move up the ladder within the business.
Did you know that working within the restaurant industry is the first job for one-third of the workforce? It is this very reason that we joined forces with the California Restaurant Association Foundation to help students receive their first hands-on experience to flourish.
We were so happy to be a part of this wonderful event, and are looking forward to seeing these familiar faces come in for their first day at NORMS.
California Restaurant Association Foundation’s FIT Day 2017 students give their thanks.
Wow! That is all we can say after the tremendous amount of donations we received from all of you. Together, we made Caring the NORM, and we cannot thank you all enough. With all of the donations we received, we were able to provide over 100,000 meals for the food banks within our communities. These food banks include the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County, and Feeding America Riverside/San Bernardino.
It’s true when they say every dollar makes a difference because, in the end, we provided 100,298 meals in total. Of that sum, Los Angeles Regional Food Bank provided over 67,000 meals, Second Harvest of Orange County provided over 20,000 meals, and Feeding America Riverside/San Bernardino provided over 10,000 meals. We were even able to take our NORMS team to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank to put together food packages for our senior program that will provide 27,000 meals for seniors throughout Los Angeles County.
After almost 70 years of operation, we have distributed over 55 million meals across Los Angeles County. To learn more about our partnership, please visit any of the food banks’ websites; otherwise, check out our video: Make Caring The NORM.