Project Second Life is a collaborative project of the Applied Community Psychology Specialization and the Education Department. The goal of the project is to raise awareness among AULA community members about global and local issues that impact individual and collective well-being. One of their activities is the Perpetual Food Drive, which is an ongoing effort to combat food insecurity in our community.
It is estimated that 17.4% of the population of Los Angeles County is food insecure, meaning that people lack access to enough nutritionally adequate food for active, healthy life for all household members. Food insecurity is a daily, year-round problem. The Perpetual Food Drive is an effort to collect nutritious, staple foods (rice, beans & legumes, and baby cereal), year-round, on a continuous basis until food insecurity in Los Angeles County has been eradicated.
How to Participate
Contribute When You Can: When your budget permits, pick up a bag of rice or beans, or a box of baby cereal and drop it off in one of the collection bins on campus.
Take the Pledge: Take the Perpetual Food Drive pledge and make the commitment to purchase rice, beans, and/or baby cereal each time you go to the grocery store.
To date we have collected 3 TONS of food! We strive to collect one ton (2,000 pounds) of food each year. We invite our alumni and friends to support this important project!