Help For The Hungry

Thank You for Supporting NBC4 and Telemundo 52 Help For The Hungry

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UPDATE: Thanks to NBC4 and Telemundo 52 viewers and community partners, NBC4 and Telemundo 52 Help For The Hungry raised $745,000 in donations to support local food banks and provide nearly 3 million meals throughout Southern California.

NBC4 and Telemundo 52's Help For The Hungry donation drive returns for a fourth consecutive year to support local Feeding America food banks and help provide millions of meals to families in need this holiday season.

Demand for aid has skyrocketed as well as a surge in food prices during the pandemic leaving people across Southern California struggling with economic hardships, job loss and homelessness.

From November 22 through December 31, the public can donate any amount by texting H4H to 41444 or visiting

A QR code will also appear on screen during newscasts to give viewers another option to give.

One hundred percent of donations collected will go directly to regional food banks and local food pantries in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties to feed families, seniors, veterans, students and other individuals in need. Regional food banks include Los Angeles Food Bank, Second Harvest OC, Feeding America Riverside | San Bernardino and Food Share Ventura County.


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McDonald's of Southern California recently partnered with NBC4 to support the station’s Help For The Hungry campaign. This donation drive supports local food banks and helps provide millions of meals to families in need this holiday season. Local McDonald's franchisee's donated $45,000 to this important campaign, which will help provide nearly 200,000 meals. You can help by texting H4H to 41444 – 100% of your donation goes directly to local Feeding America food banks. A big thank you to NBC4’s Community Partner: McDonald's.

Since 2018, the award-winning campaign created by NBC4 has raised more than $1.5 million in cash donations and provided six million meals across Southern California. This year, Telemundo 52 joins the effort to elevate the awareness to a bilingual, bi-cultural audience.

The campaign also welcomes back partners Ralphs and Food 4 Less supermarkets. Customers who donate $10 at check-out will receive a free limited-edition reusable tote bag. 

"We're pleased to bring back our stations' Help For The Hungry donation drive at a critical time to meet the needs of our diverse communities," said Steve Carlston, NBC4 president and general manager. "We're grateful to our generous viewers who pay it forward year after year to help us provide millions of meals to tens of thousands of people across the Southland."

NBC4 Reporter John Cádiz Klemack reports live from LA-based Don Francisco Coffee as the company announces an in-kind donation of $35,000 worth of coffee to the NBC4 Help For The Hungry campaign to benefit local food banks.

"We are proud to join this year's campaign in an effort that will help direct critical funds to support our local communities during these challenging times," said Celia Chavez, president and general manager of Telemundo 52 Los Angeles.

The Tournament of Roses donated $5,000 to the NBC4 Help For the Hungry 2021 campaign to benefit local food banks in Pasadena.

Throughout the campaign, both news stations will cover stories on food insecurity in Southern California and how donations can make an impact in people's lives.

NBC4 and Telemundo 52 have a legacy of supporting diverse communities throughout the Southland, including those affected by the coronavirus crisis. For the past two years, both stations awarded nearly $550,000 to a dozen local nonprofit organizations tackling social issues and urgent COVID-19 needs through their Project Innovation grants. In 2020, a partnership with Ralphs and Food 4 Less resulted in an additional $235,000 of emergency relief funds awarded to groups providing direct aid to the most vulnerable during the pandemic.

NBC4's "Streets of Shame" news franchise also digs deep into the homelessness crisis further exposing the great need among vulnerable communities in the region. Audiences can watch NBC4 reports on Today in LA from 4 a.m. to 7 a.m., and newscasts at 11:00 a.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 11 p.m.

On Telemundo 52, tune-in to Noticiero Telemundo 52 morning newscasts at 5 a.m. and 6 a.m., Noticiero Telemundo 52 al Mediodía at 12 p.m., and evening newscasts at 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m. 6 p.m. and 11 p.m.

Viewers can also catch stories on both stations' digital, mobile and OTT platforms.

For more information about how to donate, visit or Follow @nbcla and @telemundo52 on all social media platforms for ongoing updates.

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