Perpetual Food Drive Bins

Perpetual Food Drive Reaches 7 Tons Milestone

Perpetual Food Drive BinsThe Perpetual Food Drive reached a milestone of 7 tons of beans, rice, and baby cereal at the end Fall Quarter 2017.  Unlike a typical food drive that take place once or only during the holiday season, AULA’s Perpetual Food Drive will continue indefinitely until hunger is no longer an issue in Los Angeles.

All food is donated to the Westside Food Bank in Santa Monica. The food distributed by the Westside Food Bank often spares low-income individuals and families from having to make the agonizing choice between paying for rent or food when they cannot afford both, saving them from potentially becoming homeless.

Project Second Life, a collaborative project of the Applied Community Psychology Specialization and the Education Department, launched the Perpetual Food Drive in the spring quarter of 2011.

AULA community members took the following pledge: “As long as I enjoy the privilege of food security, each time I shop for my own groceries, I pledge to purchase rice, beans, or baby cereal for members of my community who are food insecure.”


Karen Hamilton ’17 (Antioch Los Angeles, MA) is Antioch's Director of Marketing for Content and Communications. She has used her storytelling and copywriting skills for more than twenty years, crafting articles and creating publications. She believes that communication is a powerful driver for social change.

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