Firm Sponsors Community Food Bank

Lang, Richert & Patch is pleased to announce that it has teamed up with Community Food Bank as one of its primary corporate sponsors. The Food Bank has been preventing hunger and malnutrition throughout the Central Valley since 1992. Community Food Bank is currently partnered with over 160 local agencies which directly serve 80,000 people each month. These agencies include food pantries, residential shelters, community kitchens, and adult and child day care centers and before and after school programs.

According to a California Health Information Survey conducted in 2003, more than 2.9 million low-income adults in California lack sufficient resources to adequately put food on the table on a stable basis and are thus considered “food insecure.” The results of this problem are far reaching.

“Consequences of food insecurity include not only risk of poor nutrition, but also physical and emotional illness requiring greater use of medical care, increased complications from chronic diseases such as diabetes, and poor school performance among children and adolescents in these households,” said Gail Harrison, professor of community health sciences at the UCLA School of Public Health and senior research scientist at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.

Community Food Bank combats food insecurity in Fresno, Madera and Kings Counties. Fresno County alone has approximately 100,000 food-insecure adults. Lang Richert & Patch has donated significant resources to Community Food Bank to assist in the prevention of hunger throughout the Valley.

Lang Richert & Patch’s commitment to Community Food Bank is not limited to monetary support. Laurie Quigley, a partner in the firm’s personal injury practice, is serving on the Board of Directors of the Community Food Bank. Lang, Richert & Patch has also committed to including Community Food Bank in its advertising.

Community Food Bank has also educated the attorneys and staff of Lang, Richert & Patch in the hunger needs of the Central Valley with the presentation of “Hunger 101.”

In April, the attorneys and staff from Lang, Richert & Patch attended Community Food Bank’s fundraiser “Empty Bowls.” The attendees were delighted with the soup served in bowls handmade by local students.

In July, a team of 35 attorneys and staff from Lang, Richert & Patch volunteered at the Community Food Bank.
Lang, Richert & Patch is inspired by the good work of The Community Food Bank and looks forward to a long and fruitful relationship.