Why The Westside Food Bank?

The need for food assistance is at an all time high. One in six families now need help keeping food on the table which matches the nationwide average. In the U.S. 50 million people are unsure where their next meal is coming from with women, children, and minorities most impacted by food insecurity issues.

Annually, The Westside Food Bank distributes 4.5 million pounds of food to over 70 local social service agencies. For more information, please click here to visit their website. 

"Feeding Families One Sweet Treat at a Time!"

The Sugar & Stilettos Charitable Foundation raises funds for Los Angeles community food programs to help end the issues of hunger and food insecurity.

In early 2009, Nanci Christopher put together a small baking club in the hopes of sharing family recipes and stories with close friends. Who knew that years later, this fondness for sweet treats would turn into a movement to help L.A. families in need. 

As a small grass-roots community organization, The S&S Charitable Foundation has established a close relationship with The Westside Food Bank -- the sole beneficiary of its efforts -- and continues to look forward to making a difference from its own backyard. 

What differentiates S&S from other organizations? Is it the tiaras? Sure. Is it the high-heels? Why not? Is it the custom sashes and crowing ceremony? Of course. 
Or is it the close-knit group of hard-working women who have grown into a family, volunteering their time to put together an experience that leaves their community feeling more supported and full of joy than ever before. Oh that? OOH LA LA!

The Sugar & Stilettos Charitable Foundation is proud to have donated close to $400,000 in sweet sponsorships, in-kind donations, and Jewelry chance auction items since it's first Bake Sale Extravaganza for Charity in 2011 representing more than 1.6 MILLION MEALS provided!

Fiscal Sponsor Information:

Sugar & Stilettos Charitable Foundation (S&SCF) is operating through a fiscal sponsorship with Players Philanthropy Fund, Inc. (Federal Tax ID: 27-6601178), a Maryland charitable trust with federal tax-exempt status from the IRS under Section 501(c)(3). Contributions to S&SCF are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. For more information, please contact us


S & S Executive Committee & Staff:

Nanci Christopher, Founder/President*
Jacklynn Evans*
Penny Gundry*
Michal Harris*
Anita Withrington*
Tracy McAllister
Casey Neidorf*
Alexis Parkes
Perry, Neidorf & Grassl Bus. Man. LTD.
Tiffany Hayden*
Alisa Wyman*
Jesse Orrall
Jaime Roll*
Jessica Goldman*

*Denotes Executive Committee Member

Mr. Sugar & Stilettos Titleholders:

Richard Lewis – 2011
Steven Weber – 2012
Paul DiMeo – 2013
Bradley Whitford – 2014
Jere Burns – 2015
Greg Germann – 2016
Peter Mackenzie – 2017
Ed Begley, Jr. – 2018

** Lee Meriwether/Miss America 1955 Special Guest in 2015