laguna niguel military support committee

Taste for the Troops


Our Story

The Laguna Niguel Military Support Committee (“LNMSC”) is the civilian fundraising arm for the military personnel and their families of the USS Stockdale, a guided missile destroyer home-ported in San Diego; the First Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, based out of Camp Pendleton; and the 1st Assault Helicopter Battalion, 140th Aviation Regiment, a Blackhawk Combat Helicopter Battalion stationed at the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos. Our sponsored military units cannot ask for donations. As a result, the LNMSC conducts a variety of fundraising activities that enable us to support our military service persons and their families throughout their service.


The Laguna Niguel Military Support Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation (Tax ID# 32-0241114), supports the activities and events of the Military Support Committee. The Foundation accepts donations on behalf of the Committee and disburses funds as needed to help accomplish the Committee’s mission. The men and women of our armed forces and their families often face special challenges and needs. The Committee works closely with command-appointed liaisons from these units to determine their needs and how best to meet them.
The Committee conducts a variety of fundraising activities and relies heavily on the kindness and generosity of the public, businesses,
and corporate sponsors to support events and activities that include: 

  • Sending care packages to deployed units.
  • Providing baby gifts to expectant mothers.
  • Providing family members travel expenses when a service member is injured or deceased.
  • Sending cards & letters to the troops.
  • Sponsoring welcome home receptions, holiday parties and holiday toy drives.
  • Providing funds for special medical treatment not covered by insurance.

What is Taste for the Troops?

This is our major fundraiser in support of the City’s adopted troops and their families. The event features “tastes” of signature dishes from dozens of local restaurants, craft beer and wine tasting, live music, and auction items.

Who attends the event? The event is attended by residents and business leaders from Laguna Niguel and surrounding communities who are supportive of our military service personnel and their families.

Funds raised from the Taste for the Troops event will benefit the military personnel and families of our adopted units through the Laguna Niguel Military Support Foundation, a California 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation (TAX ID# 32-0241114).


2023 Event Sponsors

Thank you to all of these event sponsors for their generous support of our adopted military units and Taste for the Troops 2022!

2023 Participating Restaurants

Thank you to all of these restaurants for their generous participation in Taste for the Troops 2022!