#FeedSoCal – Stuff-A-Truck with UNITY Live on ABC7
About two weeks ago, our social impact organization UNITY received a great email from Susan Acker Director of Marketing at The LA FoodBank. She asked us to represent live on ABC7 in front of a million + viewers. Our relationship started last summer 2014. We showed up ready and willing to volunteer. We were supposed to meet up with another group but they didn’t show up! So on our lunch break we decided to Take it to The Next Level and create an Official LA FoodBank UNITY Commercial for more help to boost awareness for more volunteer involvement for hunger around the state. No one should be hungry for food.
So Friday (6/19/2015) came and we participated in the LA Regional Food Bank’s Stuff-A-Truck event in Gardena. We are very grateful this was our first live national TV segment. It was a blessing and such a great opportunity for us to share our vision of making the world a better place and to expand our network of positive relationships. The classy and professional Alysha of ABC7 interviewed us on why we made our video about volunteering at the LA food bank – and we got to tell it live in the 5 pm news hour (about 5:23 to be exact).
From 6:30 am until 6:30 pm, reporters from KABC-7 in Los Angeles reported updates on the amount of food donated. Albertson’s Markets provided space in their parking lot for 2 semi trailers to be loaded with pallets of food. By the end of the day over 2 MILLION pounds of food had been donated at the Gardena location and an identical location in Thousand Oaks.
Girl Scouts accepted donations and put them in big tubs to be loaded into the trucks. People from senior centers were there to hand out water. A Subway in the same mall delivered sandwiches to the volunteers. The passionate spirit of giving joyfully was all over that parking lot. Vons, Pavilions and Albertsons markets have pre-packed bags of food that can be purchased for $5 right when you go through the checkout. All the food that is purchased this way will go to food banks in LA, Orange County, and Ventura counties.
#FightingHunger #GivingHope #FeedSoCal
Giving and helping out are huge in our Next Level purpose – UNITY : Becoming Greater Together.
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Thank you ALL,