LPA Gives Back Through Rise Against Hunger

More than 50 LPA employees recently joined together in the Irvine studio to package meals for those in need.

The team lifted, measured, weighed, heat sealed and boxed more than 12,744 meals – which will be shipped and distributed by the nonprofit Rise Against Hunger.

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“After months of working from home, LPA employees came together in person to give back to the community,” said Denise Mendelssohn, managing director at LPA. “It was an engaging, rewarding and laughter-filled event for a good cause.”

LPA set up packaging stations in the first-floor lobby and collaboration area, with space available for those wanting to remain more socially distanced. A representative from the nonprofit kicked off the event by sharing information about the global movement to end hunger.

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According to Rise Against Hunger, 690 million people globally don’t receive enough nutrition to lead an active, healthy life.

The LPA Foundation, which was founded in 2015 to support the firm’s charitable giving and volunteer efforts, donated the cost of the meals.

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Rise Against Hunger’s mission is to end hunger by empowering communities, nourishing lives and responding to emergencies. Along with providing meals paid for and packaged by volunteers, the organization works with and educates impoverished communities. Rise Against Hunger served more than 2.8 million people through meals and other assistance in 2020.