This year Food Bowl comes to you. Food Bowl has always been about the simple act of gathering together over a meal. This year Food Bowl is still convening in support of each other and its partners the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and World Central Kitchen.

The Los Angeles Times is announcing Food Bowl: Takeout and Give Back, a new campaign to encourage support for restaurants in Southern California and raise awareness for local and global food relief efforts. Due to public health guidance related to the coronavirus pandemic, the fourth annual Food Bowl festival, originally scheduled for the month of May, will shift from its traditional in-person format to a series of online events through the Takeout and Give Back campaign.

Kicking off in August, the lineup will include an interactive dinner party featuring food from The Times’ Restaurant of the Year honoree, charity food drives and a cook-a-thon livestream featuring special guest appearances. Registration for the live cook-a-thon is available now at

Food Bowl will also present a virtual dinner event in celebration of the annual Gold Award and Restaurant of the Year winners. The 2020 award recipients will be announced by The Times Food staff in late July. Registration is available now on the website

The LA Times Foundation Fund will be granting up to $100,000 to various charity partners in 2020, including $25,000 to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and $25,000 to World Central Kitchen to help launch a virtual food drive and the Cook-A-Thon initiative.

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