Donning protective face coverings, gloves and yellow and orange safety vests, volunteers from Los Angeles County organized thousands of food boxes and loaded them into hundreds of vehicles that began lining up at 8:30 a.m. as part of a free drive-thru food giveaway at Pioneer High School.
The Office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn, in partnership with the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and Whittier Union, sponsored the July 1 event, giving enough food away to feed 2,426 families. Each car that drove through received four 20-pound boxes of groceries, including protein, dairy, non-perishables and fresh produce.
“Partnerships like this are more important than ever as we confront this crisis and the impacts it is having on our students and families,” Superintendent Martin Plourde said. “We are grateful to Supervisor Hahn and the Regional Food Bank for hosting this event for our community, providing families with much-needed support and sustenance during what may be a very challenging time in their lives.”
For more information on L.A. County's food resources during the COVID-19 crisis, visit https://covid19.lacounty.gov/food/.
Whittier Union will also continue hosting its grab-and-go breakfast and lunch drive-thru service for children 18 years and younger from 11 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday through July 16. Click here for more information.
Published July 2, 2020