Empowering Communities Through Food Security
D.E.S.I. Extra Helpings Food Recovery Program
In 2016, in order to provide better food security for its clients, D.E.S.I. partnered with the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank to launch an emergency food pantry.
Today, the D.E.S.I. Extra Helpings program provides food to over sixty families in East Los Angeles and surrounding communities every week.
Moreover, the program provides job training opportunities for D.E.S.I. clients who desire to explore a new career while helping others.
As a partner of the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, DESI collects food directly from several participating grocery stores. Distributions occur twice a week at the DESI Client Resource Center in East Los Angeles.