LA City Councilmember Curren Price stood alongside Council President Nury Martinez and Council President Emeritus Herb Wesson on Thursday, March 26 to kick off an initiative that will provide 200,000 diapers to families who may not be able to find or afford diapers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The donation from the Good+Foundation will bring much-needed relief to families in need. In all, Councilmember Price’s Office will help allocate 10,000 diapers to CD 9 families. The distribution will be coordinated in collaboration with nonprofits and faith-based organizations that assist low-income and other families in need.
“We’ve seen news of individuals hoarding toilet paper, panic buying and stockpiling,” said Councilmember Price. “This morning, we did quite the opposite. To the desperate mother or father who can’t find or afford diapers, we say, ‘Don’t worry, we got you!’
With the combined efforts of people and organizations willing to sacrifice their own resources to provide essential items to ease the burdens that the coronavirus has caused, we will get through this dark moment together and come out stronger."
Founded in 2001 by Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld, the Good+Foundation is a leading national nonprofit that works to dismantle multi-generational poverty by pairing tangible goods with innovative services for low-income fathers, mothers and caregivers, creating an upward trajectory for the whole family.
To ensure vulnerable seniors have food during the COVID-19 crisis, Los Angeles City Councilmember Curren Price launched on Wednesday, March 25 a FREE emergency meal delivery program to help local individuals 65 and older.
The new service, in partnership with Everytable, which makes nutritious, fresh food affordable and accessible to all, will provide meals for up to 700 people identified by the Office of Councilman Price.
The special program is meant to protect those most at-risk from COVID-19 and will be accessible through at least June, but could be extended if necessary.
“These are challenging times for everyone, particularly our seniors who have been strongly advised to stay home,” said Councilmember Price. “They should not have to worry about where their next meal is coming from. It is important for us to do what we can to pull our resources together to ease the minds of some of our most vulnerable, to keep our community strong and focused on staying healthy.”
The local initiative is expected to generate approximately 28,000 meals to seniors from the area, and it includes many of the District’s senior residential facilities.
"The Everytable mission has always been about access - making sure everyone, everywhere has access to healthy, fresh food at affordable prices. With this great disruption to our way of life, there are so many seniors across Los Angeles who don’t have the ability to order food online, have limited funds and are now totally isolated and hungry," said Sam Polk, CEO of Everytable. "We're honored to work with Councilmember Curren Price on this senior meals program to deliver healthy, delicious food for lunch and dinner right to their doorstep, at least twice a week."
Our CD 9 Farmers Market is back in business this coming Thursday, March 26 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and taking extra precautions to protect our South LA community.
Farmers Markets are a great opportunity to not only give the community access to fresh fruits and vegetables but they are also a safe, open area to shop without having to worry about being in a crowded market.
See the details below and help us spread the word to your neighbors.
Regresa nuestro CD 9 Mercado de Agricultores este próximo jueves 26 marzo de 10 a.m. a 2 p.m. y estamos tomando precauciones adicionales para proteger a nuestra comunidad del sur de Los Ángeles.
Mercados de Agricultores son una gran oportunidad para no solo dar acceso a la comunidad a frutas y verduras frescas, sino que también proporcionan un área segura y abierta para comprar sin tener que preocuparse por estar en un supermercado lleno de gente.
Vea los detalles a continuación y ayúdenos a correr la voz entre sus vecinos.