The Coronavirus pandemic threatens the livelihood of low-income seniors and working class people who already struggle with lack of access to food and adequate nutrition will be the hardest hit. We are preparing to safely distribute over 25,000 pounds of food weekly to those who cannot afford to stock up on supplies and the at-risk elderly population who will need groceries delivered to their homes.
Urban Partners LA is now in need emergency funding to 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 LA 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 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s steps to prevent illness. 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.