Hunger Action LA's Awards And Dinner Ceremony

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We’d love to have you come join Hunger Action LA (HALA) as we award people, organizations, and companies whose work meets with its mission at our annual dinner this November.

The  “Champions Against Hunger and Poverty” dinner will take place on Thursday, November 19, 2015, at Kavar Banquet Hall, 4777 Santa Monica Blvd, LA 90029.


The “Champions Against Hunger and Poverty” award celebrates the innovative efforts of Los Angeles County residents to address pervasive problems that impact low-income community members. Members of the public submit nominations for the awardees, who come from all facets of Los Angeles society. Past recipients include State Sen. Holly Mitchell, KPFK’s Background Briefing host Ian Masters and Michael “Waterman” Hubman. 

2015 Honorees

This year we will be honoring the following Champions Against Hunger:

Robert Gottleib
Robert Gottlieb
Occidental College Professor Emeritus &
Founder of The Urban & Environmental
Policy Institute (UEPI)

SEIU Local Stakeholder Group
SEIU Local 721 LEADER Stakeholder Group
SEIU 721 represents county and city employees
across Southern California as well as employees
of special districts and publicly-funded
non-profits such as health clinics. website

Sonali Kolhatkar: Author/Journalist
Guest Speaker: Sonali Kolhatkar
Author/Journalist and Founder of KPFK's: Uprising Radio
Sonali Kolhatkar, founder, host, and lead producer
of Uprising Radio has connected many global issues
with local ones in an attempt to motivate listeners
to take an active role in their communities.
Hear her speak at this years Dinner & Awards Ceremony.

HALA 2015 Super Volunteer Susana Tapia
HALA 2015 Super Volunteer Susana Tapia
Susana Tapia has gone above and beyond the call of duty
when it comes to fighting hunger. We are happy to honor her
at this years Champions Against Hunger event.

Special Presentation

Water Woes: We Plan for Your Eating
A Film by Diana Rodgers about the impact of the drought
on small acreage California farmers.

Who Benefits

Funds raised for this event will go towards the support of bonus food vouchers for low-income consumers through the Market Match program at 16 Farmers Markets. Over 10,000 people were served through the program this year. Funding also supports HALA’s training and advocacy for the community on nutrition, food issues and policies; and the publication of The People’s Guide, a 72-page booklet and e-book helping those trying to get through hard times.

More than 1.4 million people suffer from food insecurity in Los Angeles County. Nearly 2 million of people living in Los Angeles are below the poverty line. Hunger Action LA’s mission is to end hunger and promote healthy eating through community education, outreach, networking, and empowerment of low-income people to speak on issues that affect their lives directly.



Tickets for this event are available at the end of this page in the tickets section
(updated Wed Oct. 28th, 2015)

Tickets are $75.00 per person before Nov. 1 and $85.00 after Nov. 1
Proceeds will go towards the support of HALA’s signature programs,
including Market Match, the People’s Guide, and Hunger Action Day

  • Valet Parking will be available
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Attire: Dressy Casual

We will honor advocates fighting poverty all over the county, make new friends and see old friends.

If you’ve been to any HALA events, you know we do it like no one else.
Buy a ticket (or two) and come have a great time with us!
For more information regarding your RSVP or other info contact: [email protected]

Your thoughtful consideration is deeply appreciated.



Matt Sharp's signature

Matt Sharp
Chair, Board of Directors

Frank Tamborello's signature

Frank Tamborello
Executive Director



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November 19, 2015 at 6:00pm - 9pm
Kavar Banquet Hall
4777 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90029
United States
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