Jan. 23, 2020

One Man's Dream: The History of Marina del Rey

 

Today, Marina del Rey is one of the most popular spots in Silicon Beach for tourists, watersports enthusiasts and businessmen alike. But in 1887, Marina del Rey was nothing more than one man’s dream.

The Dream

M. C. Wicks was a real estate agent who envisioned turning the Playa del Rey estuary into a major commercial harbor. Wicks’ company Ballona Development Co. invested $300,000 to develop Playa del Rey, but were unsuccessful and the company went bankrupt 3 years later.

The Setbacks 

Throughout the early 1900’s, a visitor would not see sailors or a major harbor when visiting Playa del Rey. They would see small boats and duck hunters—nothing more. In 1916, the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers even reported that it was impractical to develop Playa del Rey into a major harbor.

In 1937, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors ordered another study of the land to see if making it into a marina was feasible. Playa del Rey was in a competitive bid with San Pedro to see which one would become create Los Angeles Harbor. Playa de Rey lost to San Pedro, and at the time it looked like the vision of a bustling marina was nothing more than a dream.

World War II made the dream feel even farther away… that is until the Corps of Engineers did one final study of the land. They finally deemed it feasible to create a pleasure craft Harbor.

A Dream Coming To Life... 

Development began, but not without some setbacks. Setbacks that then Chamber President Larry Norman hurtled with ease. Norman brought peace and harmony between the city and county in the marinas development. Construction delays and a winter storm that caused damage set the marina back even more.

The marina was not deemed complete until January 1965 when the final offshore breakwater was successfully constructed. A formal opening was held in April of 1965. After nearly 100 years of complications, one mans dream was finally recognized, and it was open for all to enjoy.

Marina del Rey is the world’s largest manmade small-craft harbor, with 19 marinas and room for 5,300 boats. 

Marina del Rey Today

Fifty years later, Marina del Rey is an affluent seaside community with nearly 9,000 residents. Marina del Rey is home to Fisherman’s Village and Chance Park. Fisherman’s Village is a mall and tourist attraction designed to look like a small New England fishing village. The attractions include live music, restaurants, harbor and fishing cruises, and nightclubs. Chance Park is a 12-acre park that is surrounded by water on 3 sides. The park is the perfect place to picnic and barbeque with friends and family. The park also offers a summer concert series all summer long!

 

Marina del Rey is one man’s dream come reality, and it is a place for people of all ages to enjoy today!

 

Jan. 13, 2020

Coastal Living is Good For you!

Living Closer to the Coast Could Make People Happier and Healthier

Coastal Living is Good for you

Beaches have been called paradise on earth for a long time. But there could be scientific facts to prove these claims now. If you have ever been to a beach, you can never forget the serenity of blue skies and warm weather. Actually it’s a matter of fact that beach days are one of the loveliest ones to spend. Living close to the coast not only have a lot of activities and perks but you can also enjoy a lot better physical and mental health and lead a much happier life. 

A study conducted in England by the University of Exeter did a very comprehensive survey on over 26,000 people from different economic backgrounds. They found out that people who live less than a mile from coast or seaside are 22 percent less likely to have any type of mental disorder compared to those who live 31 miles far away. 

A lot of studies have shown that even a 20 minute out in nature can improve your mood to a great extent. Researches have shown that access to blue spaces plays an important role in the mental health and overall wellbeing of a person.  

So the mental disorders especially anxiety and depression can be reduced by moving near the coast. Another study has shown that one of every 5 Americans suffer from mental illness. People living near the coast are less likely to experience fewer symptoms of mental or other health issues, maybe because of good weather or a nice waterfront. 

Being No. 1 real estate agents, Silicon Beach Homes have been serving a lot of people enjoy the coastal side. They can make your life easier too by finding you a perfect home or condo in Silicon Beach and beyond.

Benefits of Living near Coast 

Living near the coast has a lot of perks. Here are some of the benefits of getting your real estate residence near the coasts.

1. Rest and Relaxation

The soothing sea breezes and warm sands helps you reduce stress, thus making you relaxed. People are least stressed when the visit a coastline. An evening walk with your special partner or pet can open your mind and induces creative thinking. 

Resting on the side of the coast has a really positive impact on the human body. You feel more fresh, energetic and relieved after making a visit to a beautiful seaside. 

2. Fun & Recreational Activities

Staying active is essential for a healthy body. Working a full time 9 to 5 job in the city is a very tough routine and you can’t enjoy and avail a lot of fun and recreational activities. The coast offers a variety of recreational activities that are good for your mind and body. 

 

You will have a lot of activities to do including swimming, fishing, sunbathing, surfing, kayaking and much more. Not only adults, but kids would also love the idea of having so much fun and enjoying endless activities with such easy access. 

3. Higher Vitamin D Levels

You get good sunshine near the coast, so more chances of absorbing Vitamin D. It is one of the vital components of the human body which is responsible for making bones strong and improving the immune system. Vitamin D deficiency can cause of a number of problems like Rheumatoid Arthritis, depression, hypertension, Crohn’s disease and more. 

People living in dull and gloomy environments are more likely to be Vitamin D deficiency. A house by the seaside would assure that enough Vitamin D is being consumed by your body to ward off these kinds of deadly diseases. 

4. Fresh and Delicious Seafood

Resisting seafood any time of the year is not possible for a seafood lover like me. Beach town inhabitants have the privilege of having freshest seafood from the entire country. Going to the sea, catching your own fish and eating it has its advantage. 

The fresh seafood be it shrimps, crab, lobster or just your regular fish tastes so much better. They are packed with healthy nutrients as compared to the frozen ones or the processed ones we usually get in markets.

5. Making New Friends

When you own a coastal real estate for you and your family, you meet a lot of people who could share the same interest as yours. Being in the coastal area, you might be spending a lot of time outdoors, which means meeting new people and more opportunities. 

Networking with people can boost your business and enhance your productivity to a great extent. 

6. Social Status

Social status is something a lot of people strive to show. Because real estate cost much more near coastal areas than in the city, so living near the coast automatically exhibits an aura of your persona to be successful.  

For that Silicon Beach Homes can help you get affordable real estate property near seaside without breaking the bank. 

7. Improves Sleep and Mood

We feel so relaxed when we go to the beach. This is due to the presence of negative ions in the air which helps in easily absorbing more oxygen. This results in the improvement of good feel hormone known as Serotonin. This assists us in getting a good baby like sleep and improves moods and reduces depression in mind. 

 

8.  Cure of Skin diseases

Because seawater comprises of minerals like sodium, potassium, magnesium, and Sulphur, they have a healing effect on the skin. Studies have shown that skin diseases like atopic dermatitis and Psoriasis can be effectively cured by seawater. 

9. Reduces any risk of Cardiovascular & Respiratory problem

As we know that seawater is actually mineral-rich water and has a lot of benefits. The therapeutic nature of seawater helps decrease TG, TC index and MDA (Malondialdehyde) levels which can reduce the effect of any cardiovascular disease. It also assures no plaque deposits on the inner linings of the arteries.  

The inflammatory respiratory condition like Sinusitis can also be healed by sea air as it contains the mist of saline water. 

10. Body and Mind Wellness

As seaside living promotes an active lifestyle, you are ahead of body and mind wellness from the rest of the people. Fresh and soothing environment is better for both the body and the soul. 

Life on the coast is absolutely amazing for a number of reasons and you now know why. So what are you waiting for? Let’s move to a property near the coast and enjoy such a natural life where you could live happier and healthier. 

 

Posted in Silicon Beach News
Jan. 5, 2020

2020 — The Year of the Woman

 

Did you know that 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the passage the 19th Amendment? A A quick history refresher: the 19th Amendment is the amendment that guarantees and protects the women's right to vote. This monumental anniversary offers an opportunity to commemorate a milestone of democracy and to open a dialogue about issues regarding equal rights today. 

 

Not unlike the suffrage marches 100 years ago, women in 2020 are coming together all across the country to march and empower women. This year’s Women’s March takes place on Saturday, January 18 at three locations in and surrounding Los Angeles. 

 

About Women’s March

According to the website the mission of Women’s March is to “create transformative social change. Women’s March is a women-led movement providing intersectional education on a diverse range of issues and creating entry points for new grassroots activists & organizers to engage in their local communities through trainings, outreach programs and events. Women’s March is committed to dismantling systems of oppression through nonviolent resistance and building inclusive structures guided by self-determination, dignity and respect.

 

History of Women’s March

On the first full day of Donald Trump’s presidency in January of 2017, hundreds of thousands of people crowd into the U.S. capital for the Women’s March on Washington. The initial march was a massive protest aimed largely at the Trump administration and the threat it represented to reproductive, civil and human rights.

 

At the same time, more than 3 million people in cities across the country held their own simultaneous protests in a show of support for the movement. The march has now grown into an annual event for women to come together to empower one another. 

 

Upcoming Events

Rise and Empower: Women's March 2020 Los Angeles

Saturday, January 18, 2020 • 11:00 AM

MacArthur Park

2230 W 6th St

Los Angeles, CA 90057

 

Official Women's March Los Angeles 2020

Saturday, January 18, 2020 • 10:00 AM

Pershing Square

532 S. Olive St.

Los Angeles, CA 90013

 

Orange County Women's March 2020

Saturday, January 18, 2020 • 10:00 AM

Downtown Santa Ana

602 N Flower Street

Santa Ana, CA 92703

Jan. 1, 2020

How to Achieve Your Real Estate Goals in 2020

 

Have you always dreamed of owning a home, but are not sure where to even begin? Or maybe you already own a home and are looking to expand your financial portfolio with more real estate but aren’t sure how to get started? Then this blog post is for you! Below, we break down the 5 attainable real estate goals you should set if you want to purchase a property in 2020!

 

Goal 1: Write Down Your Plan

It might sound old school, but take out a piece of paper and write down how much money you would need to put down in order to get the type of home you want while keeping your monthly mortgage at a rate you can afford. Then break down that goal by the amount you need to save weekly or monthly and a goal date for being able to buy that house. This way you have weekly attainable goals that before you know it will grow into the funds you need to buy your first, or next, house!

 

Goal 2: Make Some Budget Cuts 

Budget cuts are never easy — especially when you are faced with the idea of having to cook every night because that take-out just no longer fits the budget. But, budget cuts are the next step to saving enough money to put a down payment on a property. In order to budget, first look at how much you take home monthly and then eliminate any set expenses that you can’t get rid of — i.e. rent, car payment, and anything else that can’t change. 

 

Then look at where you could start making changes. Maybe you don’t need the unlimited data package on your phone plan or a full cable package when you already have Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and Disney+. Lastly, look at the daily things that you can cut back on such as buying lunch at work or those $5 lattes 7-days a week. Once you make these changes you should loosen up some cash to help achieve what was written down in goal #1. 

 

Goal 3: Have a Side Hustle

Do you have any marketable skills that could be used to make a few extra bucks? Maybe you are fluent in Spanish and can tutor high school kids? Maybe you have time on Friday nights to to babysit for friends or Neighbors? Maybe you have an eye for refurbishing and reselling old furniture? Whatever it is, use your spare time to make a little extra cash. 

 

Goal 4: Don’t Become a Hermit

It’s all too easy to say to yourself “it’s too expensive to go out.” Get that mindset out of your head! Spending $10 on Happy Hour drinks with friends or $15 on a movie ticket won’t make or break you. Just be mindful about your spending! Look for the best Happy Hour deals or brunch specials near you so that you still get to hangout with friends but for less money than if you did dinner. As for the movies, maybe just steer clear of the $6 M&Ms and $12 large tub of popcorn! 

 

Goal 5: Keep Your Eyes on the Prize

When your instagram feed is full of everyone vacationing on a tropical island or galavanting through Europe, you might want to throw in the towel. But just remember one thing — as you buy your home you can take all of your future side-hustle money and spend it on a fancy vacation. And then at least you’ll have a house to come back to!

Dec. 26, 2019

Where to Party on New Years Eve in LA

LA and NYE 2019

We only have a few short days left in the year, and we’re ready to go out with a bang. It’s time to celebrate the start of a fresh, new decade and whether you want black tie apparel, or a quiet night out, below is our list of recommendations for celebrating the New Year in Los Angeles! 

N.Y.E. LA 

The most popular way to spend New Years in LA is at N.Y.E. LA! Ring in the new year with a massive dance party at the West Coast’s largest New Year’s Eve celebration. Grand Park and The Music Center’s N.Y.E.L.A. is the place to welcome in the New Year and countdown to midnight.

 The event takes place at Grand Park + Music Center: 200 North Grand Avenue Los Angeles, California 90012. The event starts at 8:00pm on December 31 and ends at 1:00am on January 1. 

 

The Bazaar and Gate Bar Centro 

Grab your masquerade mask and head on over to Beverly Hills for cocktails and an amazing meal. The Bazaar by José Andrés is celebrating the end of a decade with two different events. There’s a Spanish masquerade, with a menu packed with every decadence–oysters, truffles, caviar–available as an early-evening dinner or a seating intended for those who want to stay past midnight. Alternately, you could spring for a special experience at modernist cocktail bar Gate Bar Centro, adjacent to the Bazaar. The New Years Eve Flight includes Champagne, cocktails, and late-night access to the masquerade party. The Bazaar, 465 S. La Cienega Blvd., Pico-Robertson. Tickets $175-$400.

 

CandiPop

Is it December 1999 or December 2019? At CandiPop you can celebrate the end of the decade with the most popular music of the last 20 years! This year’s CandiPop features all of your guilty pleasures -- Glitter, Lollipops, Rainbows, Unicorns and of course your favorite bubblegum pop favorites like the Spice Girls, *NSYNC, Madonna and Britney Spears, to name a few.

The event takes place at Don Quixote 2811 East Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles the cover charge is $15. 

 

NYElectric W Hollywood Rooftop 2020

The W’s Rooftop is open any day of the year, but with its 360-degree view this is the perfect place to ring in the New Year. This one of a kind club is a hot spot for Los Angeles’ trendiest and New Year Eve is no different. 

 

The hotel is located at 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles and the club cover ranges from $195 – $3,425. 

Dec. 15, 2019

Where to eat Christmas and Christmas Eve Dinner in LA

 

 

Not everyone enjoys cooking a giant Christmas dinner and sitting around a dinning room table. Sometimes, especially when life is busy, it is easier to enjoy a meal cooked by someone else on a holiday. This Christmas and Christmas Eve, check out some of the restaurants below. Pro-tip: be sure to reserve a table in advance, as there are limited places open on the holiday so tables fill up fast!

 

Saddle Peak Lodge

Where: 419 Cold Canyon Rd, Calabasas, CA 91302

 

When: Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

 

What: The rustic and glamorous Saddle Peak Lodge hosts a pre-fixe menu on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. From 4:00pm - 9:00pm choose from a handcrafted dishes such as 

hand-rolled cavatelli pasta with truffle sauce; fire-roasted chestnut soup; “Christmas ham” pork belly with honey glaze; roast turkey with sausage stuffing and green beans; prime rib with mashed potatoes and creamed broccoli; and roast salmon with acorn squash. If you are looking for something a little different, you can opt for the game supplements ($15–$25) and receive Saddle Peak specialties like New Zealand elk tenderloin and bison short ribs.

Price: $79 per adult, $49 per child 12 and under

Reserve: Call 818-222-3888 to reserve a table

 

Culina

Where: 300 South Doheny Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90048 

 

When: Christmas Day

 

What: Head to the Four Seasons for this high-end Italian Christmas dinner. This pre-fixe feast includes chicken ravioli in capone broth; roasted Jidori chicken with chestnut pureé and glazed Brussels sprouts; octoupus with chickpea pureé, a roast-beet vinaigrette, crushed pistachio and crispy guanciale; and chocolate peppermint cake, to name a few options.

 

Price: $95 per adult, $45 per child aged 5 to 12

Reserve: Call 310-860-4000 to reserve a table

 

Le Petit Paris

Where: Downtown Historic Core

 

When: Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

 

What: Add a Parisian flair to your holidays! Le Petit Paris is hosting a three-course prix-fixe dinner, where you can feast on veal with black-truffle potato gratin; turkey-and-mushroom ballotine; king crab tartare with chervil panna cotta; and the classic Bûche de Noël, here made with shortbread, almond dacquoise cake, cherry jam and poppy seeds. Seatings are from 4:30 to 10pm.

 

Price: $85 per person, $35 per child 10 and under

Reserve: Call 213-217-4445 to reserve a table

Dec. 10, 2019

Why the Holidays are a surprisingly good time to buy or sell a home

 

It seems counter intuitive to add moving stress onto this already stressful time of season — trust us, we get it! We don't want to add stress onto your holiday season any more than you do! We do want to point out however, that there are some pretty good perks to buying and selling your home during the holidays. Below, we have outlined why this time of year is a shockingly good time to buy or sell a home.  We at Silicon Beach Homes will share more information below.

 

Buyers: You’ll face less competition 

That dream home your fell in love with? Chances are there are far fewer offers on it during the holidays than during any other time of year. Less competition means that you have a better chance of your offer being accepted and getting move into your dream place in Silicon Beach.

 

Sellers: There’s less inventory

You’ll often hear people say that you should wait until the spring to get the most from a home sale, but studies have shown that homes listed around the holidays can command more money and sell faster than during the Spring. With less inventory on the market there is more demand for product which means you can actually list your price slightly higher. 

 

Buyers: A lot of great sales on home decor

It costs a pretty penny to fully furnish a new home, especially if you are moving from an apartment or a condo into a single family home. Luckily, with Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday and post Christmas sales, you can furnish your brand new home for half the price. 

 

Sellers: Your neighborhood may look more appealing in Silicon Beach 

This time of year homeowners throughout the country spend an entire afternoon decorating their yards with lights and ornaments. The flickering lights, Christmas trees in picture windows, and light up reindeer on lawns adds a friendly touch to neighborhoods.

 

Buys and Sellers: Everyone is motivated 

No one decides to buy (or sell) a home during the holidays unless they are extremely motivated to move. Whether you are moving for a new job, your lease is up, or your moving closer to family — usually only those who have a strong need to move do it during the holidays. This means that houses can close faster and people can be into their new place within weeks during this time of year. 

Dec. 1, 2019

Best Winter Weekend Getaways near Los Angeles

 

 

 

When people think LA, they immediately think about the year long sun and mild weather. A rarely discussed perk of living near Los Angeles is the proximity to world class mountains. Simply drive 2 hours and you have left behind the noise and warm LA weather, for freshly fallen snow. Whether you’re looking for a weekend getaway or a week long retreat, we have the best ski resorts to explore this winter. 

 

 

 

Snow Valley

 

Pack up the car and drive 2 hours and 30 minutes from LA to the Snow Valley Mountain Resort, tucked into San Bernadino National Forest. Snow Valley operates under a special permit from the United States Forest Service and is the oldest continually operating ski resort in Southern California. 

 

Nearly 100 years ago, the site was developed as a lumber mill and roadside resort — by the 1930s, slopes were developed for tobogganing and skiing. Snow Valley featured one of the first overhead cable ski lifts in the country, and today the mountain boasts 240 acres of skiiable terrain, including 12 lifts and two terrain parks.

Lift ticket pricing: $69–$85 for adults (ages 22–64); $59–$75 for young adult (ages 13–21); $29–$39 for children (ages 7–12); $59–$75 for seniors (ages 65–69).

 

 

 

Mountain High

 

Just 2 hours and 30 minutes from LA, Mountain High is a great option for a weekend getaway! According to Timeout Los Angeles, Hikers and skiiers began using the area currently known as Mountain High, along the CA-2, back in the 1920s, with extra attention being paid in 1929 when construction began on the world’s largest ski jump at the time in an attempt to attract a bid for the 1932 Winter Olympics. 

 

The resort has changes quiet a bit since its first year of operation in 1937, skiiers were hauled up the mountain with a rope tow. Today, the resort is split into three different areas, with lift tickets valid at each area and shuttles running between them.

Lift ticket pricing: $79–$84; free for children 6 and under and seniors 70 and older.

 

 

 

Bear Mountain & Snow Summit

 

Two of the more popular mountains near LA, are sister mountains Bear Mountain and Snow Summit, which are just 3 hours away from LA.

 

Snow Summit has a mid-sized resort, with 1,209 feet of elevation and 240 acres of skiable terrain. A majority of the runs at Snow Summit are Blues, but small beginner area is a great place to start for anyone who’s just learning.

 

While Snow Summit is for the beginners and the moderate skiiers, Bear Mountain nicknamed “the Park” for its irregular terrain. The mountain also offers an additional 24 traditional runs, mostly comprised of intermediate blues and blacks (only 15 percent of the mountain is designated for beginners). Bear Mountain boasts three main peaks, including Bear’s Peak, Southern California’s highest peak, served by a lift at just over 8,800 feet. 

Lift ticket pricing: $71–$109 for adults (ages 18–64); $58–$89 for teen (ages 13–17); $28–$44 for children (ages 5–12); $58–$89 for seniors (ages 65–79).

 

Nov. 25, 2019

Hanukkah Events in Los Angeles

 

 

 

Believe it or not, Los Angeles is home to a larger Jewish population than that of Jerusalem, which means that every single year we see a plethora of events to celebrate Hanukkah. This year, the holiday falls on December 22nd through December 30. Below, find a list of events to attend and fun things to do to celebrate Hanukkah!

 

 

 

Skirball Hanukkah Family Festival
The Skirball Hanukkah Family Festival, which takes place Sunday, December 15, honors the light of creativity with holiday with music, dance, and storytelling. 

 

Guests can get in the holiday spirit with musical performances by Klezmer Juice, hear classic Hanukkah tunes and folk music by fiddler and accordionist duo Zingarella, and be dazzled by capoeira performed by Dana Maman and Friends.The family friendly event also offers arts and crafts to keep your kiddos entertained. 

 

 

 

Menorah Lighting Ceremony

 

Head to Newport Beach on December 22nd for a free candle lighting to celebrate the holiday. 

 

Guests are invited to celebrate Hanukkah with festive traditions and sweet treats at a Menorah Lighting Ceremony hosted by Chabad Center for Jewish Life. The festivities include dreidels, Holiday donuts, balloon animals, face painting, gifts, crafts, and treats for children.

 

 

 

Hanukkah Fun at the Farmers Market

 

Bring your family to see a one of a kind menorah at the Farmers Market at The Grove. This giant Lego Menorah is a sight to see, especially for the family! Celebrate the first night of Hanukkah with music, story time, arts and crafts on the Market Plaza.  

 

On December 22nd, join the TNT Dunk Squad for a on of a kind menorah lighting. The TNT Dunk Squad features high flying trampoline acrobats, aerial stunts and spectacular slam dunks to entertain the entire family. In edition to the acrobats, the Hanukkah celebration on Hermosa Beach Pier features children's activities, holiday crafts, hot latkes & donuts, and a giant menorah lighting. 

 

 

 

Hanukkah Concert and Celebration

 

On December 6, the Malibu Jewish Center is celebrating its 20th annual Hanukkah concert celebrating the Festival of Light with a concert. This concert, which is open to the public, features the MJC&S Choir & Orchestra and special guest magician Eric Buss.

 

Nov. 18, 2019

Food Banks in Los Angeles to Donate to this Holiday Season

 

One in five people in Los Angeles County experiences food insecurity. This holiday season, help ensure that no one goes hungry by giving back to the community. Below, we have listed some of the best food pantries and food drives in Silicon Beach and Beyond to donate to!

 

The LA Food Bank

The Los Angeles Food Bank has been fighting hunger since 1973. Over the past 4 decades, The LA Food Bank has given over 1.1 billion pounds of food to those in need. With the help of 37,000 volunteers annually and an agency network of more than 600 partner agencies, the food banks serves more than 300,000 people on a monthly basis. 

 

Approximately one-quarter of the food donated to the LA Food Bank goes to children, and roughly one-fifth goes to older adults. It is estimated that only 10% of the food goes to the homeless, instead, the majority of the food going to low-income families and individuals who sometimes struggle to make ends meet in the expensive Los Angeles County.

 

Just $100 provides $400 meals to those in need! To donate to the LA Food Bank and help keep bellies full this holiday season, click here! 

 

World Harvest Food Bank

The World Harvest Food Bank is different from others in the area because it acts just like a supermarket. For $40, people and need can receive up to two carts full of groceries. Don’t have the $40? No problem. The owners exchange 4 hours of work for the cost of the groceries. 

 

World Harvest Food Bank operates one branch facility in Downtown Los Angeles, with 200+ partner agencies, including food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and after school programs for children. The Food Bank assists families and individuals in 58 counties within the state of California and they currently distribute an average of 25 million pounds of food.

 

To donate to Work Harvest Food Bank, click here! 

 

The Westside Food Bank 

Westside Food Bank is an independent, non-profit corporation that was founded in 1981. The goal of the Westside Food Bank is to provide food to social service agencies on the Westside of Los Angeles County.

 

According to the Westside Food Bank website, the food donated “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.”

 

The Westside Food Bank accepts both monetary and food donations! To learn more about both click here!