Three weeks ago we fed a few hundred families. Two weeks ago, when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, we fed 500 families. This past weekend, our food bank distributed 30,000 pounds of food to nearly 700 seniors and low-income community members.
We are now preparing emergency food assistance for an even greater number of struggling families—families who have suddenly lost their jobs and their support systems and even their homes, families who have elders or people who have fallen sick at home and have no funds to purchase their groceries.
Urban Partners Los Angeles urgently needs funds to expand our operations and distribute food with extra precautions and acquire safety equipment such as sanitizers, face masks, goggles, gloves to safely distribute food, and minimal staff to coordinate delivery and storage.
Your support is critical in this effort.
Please consider donating $20, $50, or $100 to UPLA now as we fight to provide food for thousands of families and low-income community members in need. It’s up to us and together we will create communities strong enough to combat hunger.
Urban Partners Los Angeles started as a response to the 1992 L.A. riots. Our communities were suffering due to the failures of the system to provide a level of support to families living in poverty. It was a dangerous time and the building we work in still bears scars from bullets fired in the streets at that time.
Once again, our communities suffer. Once again, we will provide a level of support to our neighbors and their families with free groceries. The dangers today are very different, but just as serious. The economic slowdown and shuttering of businesses will create unforeseen consequences for vulnerable populations across Los Angeles.
Our first and most important action is to strictly adhere to guidelines laid out by Governor Newsom, the LA County Public Health Department, and the CDC. Next, we will provide as much food to our community as safely possible.
NOTE: This video was recorded last summer, prior to taking our current COVID-19 food distribution precautions.