Jose Ramirez has dedicated his career to serving those in need. Since 2010, Jose has worked at the St. Francis Center, which is located in the heart of Los Angeles, and also serves as a member of the LA Food Policy Council which is a member of the Don’t Waste LA Coalition. The mission of the LA food policy council focuses on helping to combat food injustice which is in line with the mission of the St. Francis center, which also focuses on helping to rescue food that would otherwise be thrown away, and providing groceries and prepared meals to families in need. Jose’s leadership has been instrumental in getting many homeless and extremely low-income individuals on a healthier and more sustainable path.
Jose and the St. Francis Center have greatly benefited from the implementation of recycLA due to its stronger prioritization of food recovery. Because of this, the St. Francis Center has been able to increase its volume of food donations, and will eventually expand its operations, including purchasing more trucks for handling the increased food volume, and hiring more employees.
Jose and his work at the St. Francis Center are perfect examples of the benefits that recycLA has brought to Los Angeles. Not only is food being kept out of landfills which contribute to global warming, but the rescued food is helping to create more jobs and feed families in need.