Since migrating to Los Angeles from St. Louis in 2016, the Rams have been committed to serving the communities in the City of Angels. On Monday night, the organization partnered up with the LA Food Bank for the 2nd annual "Taste of the Rams" Event at Universal Studios.
Rams running back Todd Gurley served as the honorary chair of the event, and brought many of the players out to support a great cause.
Gurley served as the host in many ways, and brought out many Rams players such as Tavon Austin, Sammy Watkins, Andrew Whitworth, Gerald Everett, Cooper Kupp, Robert Quinn and Pharoh Cooper. Rams COO Kevin Demoff also mingled in the crowd and spoke with many fans throughout the night. Rams play-by-play announcer Andrew Siciliano served as the announcer and introduced the Rams players to the crowd, and emphasized the purpose of the LA Food Bank's program.
"It's great to be the honorary chairman of the Rams," Gurley said on the red carpet. "Last year, we raised over $200,000, and it's a good opportunity to eat some good food. Being here at Universal Studios with my teammates and everyone is supporting it, so it's going to be a good event."
Proceeds from the 2017 sponsorship opportunities, ticket sales and live and silent auctions will help the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank provide meals to families struggling with food insecurity in our community. Last year, the event raised nearly $200,000 to provide meals to feed the hungry.
Many of the Rams players sampled the variety of food made by a host of chefs throughout the Globe Theater. Between taking photos and signing autographs with fans, the players and the Rams organization showed how many of them continue to have a vested interest in the community. With over 500 guest in attendance, it was an evening for a great cause. A cause that made anyone be grateful for what they have, and it provided an opportunity to help out those who are less fortunate than them.
About the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.
For 44 years, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has worked to mobilize resources in the community to alleviate hunger. Under the leadership of President and CEO Michael Flood and Board Chairman David Bishop, the L.A. Food Bank provides food to more than 300,000 people monthly in Los Angeles. It collects food from hundreds of resources, which it distributes through a network of 625 partner agencies throughout Los Angeles County. With the help of 27,000 volunteers annually, 97 percent of funds raised and in-kind donations go directly to programs. In 2017, over a billion people are scheduled to be fed by the organization.