Extra Helpings Westside(EHW), is our volunteer-run food recovery and distribution program. Through a cadre of some 120 dedicated volunteer drivers, we are able to retrieve prepared and perishable food from markets, delicatessens, bakeries, and farmers’ markets–food that would otherwise be thrown away–and deliver it directly to our agencies.
Nearly a third of our total food distribution comes from EHW donations. You can help EHW by donating or volunteering.
"Extra Helpings" Donors
Extra Helpings Westside is actively seeking donations of prepared and perishable food from business owners, delis, restaurants, caterers and other food suppliers. We can also arrange to pick up food left over from events such as parties, weddings, etc. All food pickups must be arranged in advance with the EHW coordinator, Allison Griffith .
Why the Emerson Act is important Each year, 14 billion pounds of food are sent to landfills. Meanwhile, nearly 30 million Americans, including 12 million children, are at risk of hunger. Potential donors most often cite fear of liability as the reason they refuse to donate to feeding programs. Before passage of the national law, all 50 states and the District of Columbia had adopted laws protecting donors. Yet, differences in language and applicability between states often discouraged national and regional companies from donating.
With the national law in place, regional and national donors have the uniform language that protects them from civil and criminal liability.
Westside Food Bank 1710 22nd St. Santa Monica, CA 90404 Phone:(310) 828-6016 Fax:(310) 828-2646 Tax ID: 95-3685875