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Frank Tamborello
2019

Frank Tamborello

The David Chow Humanitarian 2019 Award

Frank Tamborello is Executive Director of Hunger Action LA. He was born into a large family in a small town. He then expanded his narrow mind by traveling into the wide world, including a stint working with street children in Luanda, Angola. Upon his return to the U.S. he eventually co-founded Hunger Action LA (HALA) in 2006. HALA’s recent milestones include the passage of the city of LA’s surplus food ordinance in 2010, the launching of LA’s first Market Match program in 2010; leading statewide advocacy efforts over years finally resulting in the repeal of the ban on CalFresh benefits for people with past felonies, organizing state advocacy to increase SSI benefits, and partnership with numerous other groups on the rights of workers, tenants, homeless persons and seniors to live with dignity and sufficient healthy affordable food.