Community service is very important to the “I Have A Dream” Foundation – Los Angeles (IHADLA). As an organization dedicated to empowering communities, we know the importance of reaching out and helping community members in need, especially in under-resourced neighborhoods in the Greater Los Angeles area. Our students, (whom we call “Dreamer scholars”) in Inglewood also know firsthand the power of community service, so they were recently thrilled to be able to give back and positively impact the Greater Los Angeles area by joining an IHADLA volunteer group for a community service trip to the Los Angeles Food Bank.
Inglewood IHADLA Dreamer Scholars Helped Glean Donated Food at the Los Angeles Food Bank
Everyone in our volunteer group, which consisted of IHADLA staff, Dreamer scholars, Dreamer scholar friends, and one of our Dreamer scholar mentors, was very excited for the trip, and all of them put in hard work throughout the day. Along with other volunteers, our group primarily assisted by helping the staff “glean” the food donations. Gleaning refers to the process of sorting, inspecting, and repackaging food items, and it’s a process that needs to be done every day for all the new donated food at the LA Food Bank. The IHADLA volunteers primarily helped glean apples, heads of lettuce, and tomatoes.
IHADLA Dreamer Scholars Get their Friends Involved in Community Service Trip to Los Angeles Food Bank
This community service trip was truly an IHADLA group effort, and we were very proud to see our Dreamer scholars give back to the community. We were especially proud to see several of the Dreamer scholars positively influence their friends by getting them involved in community service. Thanks to these Dreamer scholars’ initiative, their friends now know the joy and life-changing power of giving back. This trip was a great example of our Dreamer scholars helping IHADLA reach entire communities by encouraging people close to them to help fellow community members in need.
Thanks to the work of the Los Angeles Food Bank and the help of our IHADLA volunteer group, fresh and healthy food will be available for people in need in the Greater Los Angeles area. We are so proud of our Inglewood Dreamer scholars and staff for their show of community support!
The Los Angeles Food Bank cannot do its work without the help of volunteers. If you would like to volunteer for the food bank, please visit the Los Angeles Food Bank Volunteer Information page.
IHADLA is also always grateful for volunteer support. If you would like to learn more about how you can help us, please visit our How You Can Help page.