What we do

Hunger Action Los Angeles (HALA) works to end hunger and promote healthy eating through advocacy, direct service, and organizing.

Some of our ongoing projects include:

  • ANTI HUNGER EDUCATION AND ORGANIZING
  • CITY FOOD POLICY
  • MARKET MATCH BONUS PROGRAMS
  • CALFRESH OUTREACH
  • POLICY TRAININGS
  • PEOPLES GUIDE TO WELFARE HEALTH AND OTHER SERVICES (publication)
  • HOLLYWOOD HEALTH PARTNERSHIP
  • FOOD JUSTICE NEWS

HALA Projects list.

  • Featured page

    Vote-LA2050

    Vote Now To Help Thousands in LA County Afford Healthy Food!

    Market Match—an Oasis in LA’s Food Deserts

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    Hunger Action LA’s Market Match program is competing for a grant, decided by your votes, in the LA 2050 competition.

    Vote online between today and September 16, 2014, and help Market Match expand to more markets in LA County.

    Go to LA 2050 Site to Vote →

    Through Market Match, low income people are able to obtain up to $10 each market day in bonus coupons for fresh fruits and vegetables, grown by certified farmers in California, including greens, stone fruit, root vegetables, and all the rest of our state's locally grown bounty. Participants include people recieving CalFresh (Food Stamps), WIC,Social Security, and SSI (for seniors and people with disabilities.)

    Now in its fourth year, Market Match has served over 12,000 families and individuals in LA County. Market locations include Central LA, Compton, East LA, Gardena, Huntington Park, Long Beach, Monterey Park, Pomona, and Santa Monica among others. Winning the LA 2050 grant spearheaded by the Goldhirsh Foundation will help us expand to up to 8 new markets in 2015.

    Market Match is a four way Win-Win-Win-Win: It reduces hunger, makes healthy eating affordable, boosts the California small farm economy, and promotes environmentally sustainable agriculture.

    Votes will be accepted from Today Sept 2, 2014-to Noon, Sept 16, 2014

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    HOW TO VOTE

    1. Go to http://myla2050live.maker.good.is/projects/MARKETMATCH
    2. Sign in—or register as a new user— using your existing Good or Facebook account
    3. Vote for the → Hunger Action Los Angeles Market Match Program Making Healthy Food Affordable in the "LIVE" category
    4. Post it on Facebook---Tweet it---Forward to your friends!
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  • Featured event

    Dinner & Awards Tickets

    Champions Against Hunger and Poverty Awards

    EARLY BIRD TICKETS
    (ONLY AVAILABLE UNTIL OCTOBER 24TH)

    There are so many unsung heroes who are working tirelessly on behalf of others. The community has selected a variety of champions this year. Help us to celebrate them at the Hunger Action LA Awards and Dinner! Proceeds benefit HALA’s Market Match program, bringing healthy fruits and vegetables to thousands of LA families, seniors and people with disabilities.

    TICKET PRICES:

    • $75 PER PERSON BEFORE OCTOBER 24TH
    • $85 PER PERSON AFTER OCTOBER 24TH, OR AT THE DOOR

    Your donation is tax deductible. Tax ID #: 20-5142259. LA City Info Card V4277 


     

    WHEN
    November 13, 2014 at 6pm
    WHERE
    Kavar East Hollywood Banquet Hall
    $75.00 USD · 1 rsvp
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  • Featured page

    Hunger Champion Awards

    Hala Dinner and Awards 2014

    Event: Champions Against Hunger & Poverty Dinner/Awards Ceremony

    Do you know a person or a business that has made outstanding community contributions to reduce hunger and poverty in Los Angeles? Nominate them as a Champion Against Hunger and Poverty. Hunger Action LA (HALA) is awarding people, organizations, and companies whose work meets with its mission at its annual dinner on Thursday November 13, 2014 at Kavar Banquet Hall in East Hollywood. 

    Funds raised for this event will go towards the support of training and advocacy for the community on nutrition, food issues and policies; to support the publication of The People’s Guide; and to support bonus food vouchers for low income consumers through the Market Match program, now at 18 Farmers Markets.

    Help us to identify unsung heroes who are working tirelessly on behalf of others and celebrate them at the HALA Awards and Dinner Ceremony.  Nominations must be submitted by September 5th to allow nominee selection. Award recipients will receive complimentary dinner at event, award, and special recognition at HALA dinner, website, newsletter, and media advisory for event. 

    For more information contact Frank Tamborello at (213) 388-8228 or check out the awards page.

    Tickets

    Tickets to the Dinner & Awards event: 

    • $75 PER PERSON BEFORE OCTOBER 24TH
    • $85 PER PERSON AFTER OCTOBER 24TH, OR AT THE DOOR

    Get your earlybird Tickets to the event NOW → Tickets

    Sponsorship Levels

    Title Sponsor $10,000

    • Premier seating for 16
    • “Presented by” name included into event materials
    • Recognition at the event
    • Name or logo featured at the event
    • Full page ad in program book
    • Special acknowledgement in “Food Justice News” newsletter
    • Name or logo as Title Sponsor on HALA website

    Harvest Sponsor $5,000

    • VIP seating for 12
    • Recognition at the event
    • Name or logo featured at the event and in event materialsŸ
    • Half page ad in program bookŸ
    • Special acknowledgement in “Food Justice News” newsletterŸ
    • Name or logo as Harvest Sponsor on HALA website

    Growth Sponsor $3,000

    • VIP seating for 8
    • Recognition at the event
    • Name or logo featured at the event and in event materialsŸ
    • Quarter-Page ad in program book
    • Special acknowledgement in the “Food Justice News” newsletterŸ
    • Special acknowledgement on HALA website

    Seed Sponsor $1,000

    • VIP seating for 4
    • Recognition at the event
    • Business Card ad in program book
    • Special acknowledgement in the  “Food Justice News” newsletter
    • Special acknowledgement on HALA website

    Advertise With Us!

    Take this opportunity to promote your organization or business and reach new people!
    Advertisements: Event program will be printed in an 8 1/2 by 11 format.

    Full page (7 by 10):   $500
    Half Page (6 by 9): $300
    Quarter page (5 by 6): $150
    Business card (3.5 by 2): $100

    Artwork must be submitted as electronic files by 10/25/2014. High resolution PDF or JPEG files are preferred.
    Email your ad to: frank@hungeractionla.org

     

    Champions Against Hunger & Poverty Award Nomination Form

     

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  • Donate

    Donations

    Your Tax Deductible Donation is Vital in Supporting The Fight Against Hunger!

    Your donations help fund:

    • Policy Trainings where people can learn about important issues
    • The Peoples Guide to Welfare, Health and Other Services
    • Food Justice News Updates and Alerts
    • General Operations
    • The Market Match Bonus Program
    • Hunger Outreach
    • Hunger Action LA Events

    Donations by Check should made out to Hunger Action Los Angeles and mailed to:

    Hunger Action Los Angeles
    961 S. Mariposa #205
    Los Angeles, CA 90006

    Tax ID# 20-5142259

    Donate
  • Upcoming events

    Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 06:00 PM · $75.00 USD · 1 rsvp
    Kavar East Hollywood Banquet Hall

    Tickets

    Champions Against Hunger and Poverty Awards

    EARLY BIRD TICKETS
    (ONLY AVAILABLE UNTIL OCTOBER 24TH)

    There are so many unsung heroes who are working tirelessly on behalf of others. The community has selected a variety of champions this year. Help us to celebrate them at the Hunger Action LA Awards and Dinner! Proceeds benefit HALA’s Market Match program, bringing healthy fruits and vegetables to thousands of LA families, seniors and people with disabilities.

    TICKET PRICES:

    • $75 PER PERSON BEFORE OCTOBER 24TH
    • $85 PER PERSON AFTER OCTOBER 24TH, OR AT THE DOOR

    Your donation is tax deductible. Tax ID #: 20-5142259. LA City Info Card V4277 


     

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