COVID-19 Update: Food Resources in the 13th District

Posted on 06/04/2020
City Hall

Since the COVID-19 Safer at Home order went into effect in mid-March, several wonderful organizations have stepped up to prepare and distribute food to Angelenos in need. My office is proud to be a financial or resource partner, helping them in support of their heroic efforts. Please join me in thanking them!
  • SALEF/Clinica Romero - assembled and donated 70 bags of healthy food items for families and youth. The program was also expanded into Hollywood, assisting youth facing homelessness at the Covenant House. 
  • Dodgers Foundation - distributed 100 food boxes and Smart & Final gift cards to local families in Glassell Park and Silver Lake neighborhoods. This event was in partnership with the Salvation Army, the Hollywood-Sunset Free Clinic, Padres de Juntos Park, and Honda.
  • East Hollywood Neighborhood Council - Rick’s Produce and community volunteers will help distribute more than 600 boxes of fresh produce and eggs to families in need in the 13th District.
  • Central Hollywood Neighborhood Council - Senior Food Relief Program, which helped provide boxes of food for over 600 seniors in the community. The neighborhood council also received food from the LA Regional Food Bank and local produce vendors. Volunteers distributed over 32,000 pounds of food
  • Korean Air and the Koreatown Youth Community Center -  will assemble and deliver over 400 food bags for older Koreatown residents who are formerly homeless individuals who are now living in A Community of Friends housing. 
  • SRVE - supported essential workers on the front lines by preparing and delivering over 75 meals for the staff at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in East Hollywood.
  • LA-Más - the local non-profit in Elysian Valley is delivering roughly 800 home meals a week to low-income, working class families and seniors. So far, the group has made over 8,000 meal donations!
  • No Us Without You - distributed 130 meals to families who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 public health emergency order. This  non-profit-organization is dedicated to assisting undocumented back of house restaurant workers and their families during the pandemic in Los Angeles.
  • The Dream Center - continues to provide meals to local families while LAUSD schools remain closed. Since this free meal service began, over 850,000 meals have been donated throughout Echo Park and surrounding neighborhoods. A special thank you to LA Dodger Justin Turner and his wife Kourtney!
  • Project Angel Food -  continues its mission to prepare and deliver over 3100 meals per day for those impacted by serious illness.

These organizations represent the true spirit of who we are in the City of Angels. Their relentless commitment to giving, and providing resources where they are needed most, is what will get us through these trying times.

Kind regards,




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LOS ANGELES - On Thursday, Councilmember O'Farrell joined 'No Us Without You' to distribute 130 meals to families who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 public health emergency order. This non-profit organization is dedicated to assisting undocumented, back-of-house restaurant workers and their families during the pandemic.



ECHO PARK - The Dream Center is providing meals for those residents in need in the 13th District. The Dream Center is located at 2301 Bellevue Avenue, and the hours of operation for the free meal service are between 7:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., seven days a week.



LOS ANGELES - LA Animal Services is opening a new Community Pet Food Pantry on Monday, June 8. The pantry will provide those facing financial hardship with food for their animal companions. For more information, call the Pet Food Pantry for Chesterfield Square at 213-326-2788 or the Pet Food Pantry for East Valley at 213-264-8985.


LOS ANGELES - Councilmember O'Farrell is accepting entries from LGBTQ+ community members, partners, and allies for ‘Pride & Pandemic.’ The series will feature essays and other forms of literary storytelling to share personal experiences of survival during the AIDS epidemic, which began in the 1980's, and how it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic we are living through today. Please send your essay to with "Pride Month Writing Submission" in the subject line. The deadline to submit is Friday, June 5.



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