The County of Los Angeles is regularly updating resources on COVID-19 and offers today’s update in an effort to keep you and yours informed. Please share the following up-to-date information:
NEW Food Portal: Food Resources & Ways to Help
Los Angeles County is committed to preventing hunger and ensuring access to food for all residents. The County is currently mobilizing a Countywide response to hunger by coordinating public agencies, nonprofits, and volunteers to provide meals to anyone in need during the weeks and months to come.
Starting today, LA County residents can visit the County COVID-19 website’s food portal to receive or provide support at this critical time.
Individuals or Families in Need Can:
- Get help with food expenses (apply here & see eligibility requirements here)
- Find free food near you
- Get food delivery assistance (online or by calling 1-888-863-7411)
- Dial 2-1-1 for assistance, if you do not have access to the Internet
Providers/Nonprofits in Need Can:
- Request volunteers
- Request food to redistribute
- Join a food recovery network (Food Finders, ChowMatch)
Ways LA County Residents Can Help:
- Give food-related offers and donations
- With other types of donation and support
- Start a food pantry (follow these guidelines & consider partnering with the L.A. Regional Foodbank)
- Join a food recovery network (Food Finders, ChowMatch, Postmates Merchant App)
- Volunteer your time
For more information on program sign-up information, maps, and frequently asked questions — visit the County COVID-19 website’s food portal.
To see today’s press release on LA County food resources, click here.
Keep Up the Good Work, Los Angeles.
LA County residents have learned to recognize their faces, their voices, and even their styles for communicating the latest on COVID-19 in the County of Los Angeles. Well, The California Endowment is now recognizing them, too!
By saluting Dr. Barbara Ferrer, LA County’s Department of Public Health Director, and Dr. Muntu Davis, LA County’s Health Officer, for their leadership and early calls to Stay Home and Flatten the Curve:
LA County residents are making progress in this fight – but it isn’t over. We still have to do more to better protect our most vulnerable populations who are suffering disproportionately from this pandemic.
So, stay home. Wash your hands. And especially if you’re sick, isolate yourself from everyone – even your family. Keep flattening that curve.
To learn more about The California Endowment, a private and statewide organization committed to expanding affordable, quality health care to underserved communities and improving the overall health of all Californians, click here.