What is the Phantom Dinner?

Every year the Westside Food Bank hosts their Annual Phantom Dinner! They decided many years ago not to hold a fancy Spring gala because of the cost and staff time required. Instead, they created a tradition of inviting the community to partner with them to fight hunger in Westside neighborhoods of Los Angeles through this non-event or Phantom Dinner, with the intent of encouraging one small gesture to effect widespread change.

Double The Impact of Your Donation!

Thanks to a generous gift from the Johnny Carson Foundation, all charitable donations to this year’s Phantom Dinner will be matched dollar for dollar up to $100,000 through June 30, 2023! For every dollar donated, we distribute 4 nutritious meals. If you donate now, you can turn those 4 meals into 8 meals for children, seniors, and adults like Jay who depend on our food for their health and well-being. This means if they reach their goal they can serve 800,000 meals!

Introducing the Westside Food Bank: Nourishing Communities, Building Hope

The Westside Food Bank, nestled in the heart of Santa Monica, California, is a beacon of compassion and service in the community. With a mission to fight hunger and food insecurity, this remarkable organization has been making a significant difference in the lives of individuals and families for decades.
At the core of its work, the Westside Food Bank is dedicated to ensuring that no one in the community goes to bed hungry. They operate as a vital link between surplus food and those in need, working tirelessly to distribute nourishing meals to the most vulnerable members of society.
With unwavering commitment and a network of dedicated volunteers and partners, the Westside Food Bank collects and procures large quantities of food from various sources, including donations from local businesses, food drives, and collaborations with food industry partners. Through meticulous sorting and distribution efforts, they ensure that this abundance reaches the tables of those who need it most.
However, the Westside Food Bank’s impact extends far beyond the provision of meals. Their work radiates hope and uplifts the community in numerous ways. By partnering with local social service agencies, schools, and community organizations, they create a web of support that addresses the root causes of hunger and promotes self-sufficiency.
Through educational programs and initiatives, the Westside Food Bank empowers individuals and families with the knowledge and resources needed to make healthier food choices, stretching limited budgets and promoting overall well-being. They work tirelessly to break the cycle of food insecurity by promoting long-term solutions and advocating for policies that address systemic issues.
The Westside Food Bank’s unwavering dedication to the community has transformed countless lives, instilling a sense of security, dignity, and hope. Through their tireless efforts and the generosity of the community, they are not just nourishing bodies but also nourishing spirits, fostering a stronger, more resilient Santa Monica.
In a world where hunger persists, the Westside Food Bank stands as a testament to the power of compassion and collective action. Together, let us join hands and support this remarkable organization in their ongoing mission to create a hunger-free community, one meal at a time.
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