Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, in collaboration with the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, Labor Community Services, the City of Baldwin Park and other organizations, on May 1 hosted a special food distribution in the City of Baldwin Park. This drive-thru food pantry began at 9 a.m. and was expected to end at noon.
“More families are experiencing food insecurity as a result of the pandemic, and I am working with the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, the Labor Community Services, and the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank to make sure we do all we can to promote the health and well-being of our neighbors,” said Supervisor Solis. “I want people to know that whoever you are, wherever you are, if you need food, we are here for you. No one should think twice about joining us at our food distribution at Morgan Park in the City of Baldwin Park. Through this partnership with the LA Food Bank, the Labor Community Services and the LA Federation of Labor, we will help families put food on the table.”
Organizers anticipated over 3,000 cars at today’s food pantry. Supervisor Solis was on hand to help distribute bags of food to families impacted by the COVID-19 economic crisis and was accompanied by several union members and community volunteers.
“In the midst of this global health crisis, as bills pile up and rents are due, our members are putting their personal safety, and that of their families at risk to serve our communities. Some also have the stress of figuring out how they are going to feed themselves and their loved ones when budgets are stretched beyond normal,” said UFCW Local 1428 President Mark Ramos. “We believe in building better communities. With the partners who join us with activities like this, our members working on the frontlines and our own food pantry, we are stronger together to answer this need.”
“The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank is only able to hold drive-through distributions by partnering with the community,” said Michael Flood, President and CEO of the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. “Los Angeles County officials, including our long-time friend, Supervisor Hilda Solis, are major heroes in the fight against hunger.”
Throughout this public health crisis, the Food Bank has experienced an increase in requests for help. Click here for an updated Food Bank fact sheet.
To find a food pantry near you, please visit lafoodbank.org/find-food/pantry-locator.
For more information about the pop-up food distribution in the City of Baldwin Park, please call the Baldwin Park hotline at (626) 214-1670.
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