Local food banks in need of donations, volunteers amid coronavirus outbreak

Local food banks are preparing for an increased demand due to the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Officials with LA Regional Food Bank say that operations are continuing with no major impact on staff and facilities, however, volunteer activity has declined.

The food bank has started to implement its contingency plan to supplement regular staff and volunteer workforce with temporary employees. Due to the unplanned expense the extra employees would require, the food bank is asking the community to consider donating to help them meet these high volume demands.

The food bank ensured the public that there have been no reported coronavirus cases among its staff or volunteers. They are also taking the necessary precautions to make sure that food and products remain safe and decontaminated. 

"The Food Bank will continue to mobilize of resources to help people who are in need of food assistance. If you are in need of food assistance, please dial 211 or visit our pantry locator. The Food Bank does not provide meals at our warehouse facilities," the company's website reads.

If you'd like to volunteer or donate to the LA Regional Food Bank, click here.