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Monday, June 8, 2020
Let’s Feed LA County: Drive-thru Food Giveaway Scheduled for Thursday
Altadena residents can come pick up food at the local Drive-Thru Food Giveaway from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, June 11 at the LA County Public Works Yard located at 252 Mountain View St.
The project was organized by the Altadena Town Council, Let’s Feed LA County and Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger, in collaboration with the LA County Food Bank, the county Department of Public Works, and the LA County Library.
“People across L.A. County need support,” Barger posted on Twitter Monday. “Residents can pick up food at the Altadena giveaway on Thursday, June 11. There are lots of opportunities in many communities where you can get food or serve as a volunteer. Visit http://covid19.lacounty.gov/food to find one close to home.”
This will be a drive-thru distribution only and no walk-ups will be entertained. Entry to the food giveaway area is only on Figueroa Drive. The line formation begins at 8:30 a.m., a notice about the event said. Everyone is advised to wear a face covering.
LA County also offers additional food resources during the COVID-19 crisis, including CalFresh, California’s food stamps program, and Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program, which helps provide nutritious food to keep growing families healthy. Both programs help individuals and families pay for food through an electronic benefit transfer (EBT) card, which works like a debit card.
WIC also offers nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and referrals to healthcare and community services.
To apply for Calfresh, visit www.getcalfresh.org.
To apply for WIC, visit www.phfewic.org/how-wic-works/apply-for-wic.