Pantry Palooza Press Release


Laguna Food Pantry in the News


Laguna Beach, CA (April 30, 2019) – Friends, neighbors, and supporters celebrated Laguna Food Pantry’s 25th anniversary at Pantry Palooza, a happy hour with heart on Friday, April 26th at Skyloft, nearly $30,000 was raised through ticket sales, a giving tree in which guests made a small dedicated gift, a 25% donation of all food and drink from Skyloft and raffle prizes that included two tickets and a backstage tour of Pageant of the Masters and dinner for two at the newly renovated Terra. The crowd danced to the sounds of The Agave Brothers.

“We couldn’t be more grateful to everyone who joined us. Thanks to your generosity, we help our neighbors put food on the table for themselves and their families,” said Anne Belyea, executive director of Laguna Food Pantry. “All it takes is just $25 to provide groceries for six families per month. Events like Pantry Palooza allow us to continue offering our shoppers free, fresh, nutritious groceries.”  

Photos by Crush Studios can be viewed here

Pantry Palooza 2019 sponsors were:

Platinum $5000

Anonymous Family

Gold $2,500

Jean and Tim Weiss

Jeri and Danny McKenna

Silver $1,000

Kate and Jim Rogers

Pat O’Brien and Chris Reed

Pamela and Sam Goldstein

Suriya Khana

Tabitha and Steve Unterberger

Bronze $500

Bud Kuhl Wood Bat Foundation

Debbie Drucker

Kristy and Danny Melita

MacGillivray Foundation

Ted and Susan Hathaway

Copper $250

Kathryn and John Marconi

Lesli Henderson and Steve Goldman

Mary and Mike Aranda

Mike Johnson Group

Tracy and Steve Friedman

For more than 25 years, Laguna Food Pantry has been a safety net for anyone - seniors, underemployed or people out of work, disabled, students, individuals, and families - who need free, fresh, nutritious food.   

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