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Bagel Brigade

Wednesday, Feb 5, 2014  |  Updated 5:00 PM PDT
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 The Bagel Brigade, a nonprofit organization, was founded by Herman Berman approximately 17 years ago.

Seven days a week, 365 days a year, The Bagel Brigade collects bread donated by supermarkets, bagel shops, etc. and distributes it to people in need. Our primary concern is to see that children do not go to school without breakfast and do not go to bed hungry. Some estimates are that as many as 500,000 children in Los Angeles county go to school without breakfast, that 10% of the general population does not get enough to eat and that another 34% lack sufficient access to food. With the current economic crisis, those numbers may even be low. We distribute food to schools, food-banks, shelters, etc. In a given month we have been known to give out approximately 84,000 loaves of bread and 54,000 bagels.

We service the West San Fernando Valley and in need of more donor stores and volunteers for pickup and delivery who are available as little as two hours once a week. To volunteer, click here.

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