Authorities Saturday said an 82-year-old woman was fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver in the city of Artesia.
World Harvest Food Bank, which serves 30,000 families in Los Angeles, is concerned about the upcoming holiday season after one of its trucks was stolen.
The Second Harvest Food Bank has been in business for more than three decades, but the Riverside-based organization says an increasing demand for food is stretching them to the limit.
A food bank first formed in 1933 will close its doors Monday due to lack of resources and support.
Food pantries are places of last resort for many people down on their luck, trying to survive in this economy. But the L.A. Regional Food Bank reports that many of the agencies that provide free food for those in need are in need themselves.
At least one local food bank will be giving out more chickens than turkeys this Thanksgiving thanks to record demand amid a lingering recession.