COVID-19 Update: Food Resources Offered to Angelenos

City Hall

Friends,

 

Public health officials are warning Angelenos of a potential for an increase in COVID-19 cases in the next two weeks. The Mayor has ordered residents to stay home, and to limit travel outside to take care of essential needs. This coronavirus is highly transmissible, and we need to prevent the spread of this disease from overwhelming our healthcare system.

 

While it’s important to stay home, I wanted to inform you of the various food resources available to assist as you remain in self-quarantine.

 

These resources include:

  • Critical Delivery Service is a free delivery program for older adults and individuals with disabilities. The service delivers groceries, household items, and other vital necessities to those who are unable to leave their homes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. See link for more info or call 1-888-863-7411. 
  • LAUSD Grab & Go Food Centers offers free nutritious meals for children at 60 locations throughout the city. This service operates between the hours of 7:00am - 11:00am. See link for location details.
  • The Dream Center offers residents in the 13th District free breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The meals can be picked up at 2301 Bellevue Avenue, anytime from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., seven days a week.
  • Open for Business in CD13 is a list of the various mom-and-pop restaurants throughout the district offering delivery and takeout! You can view the running list of restaurants offering these services in the link.

I hope you’ll find these resources helpful and begin using them over the next several weeks as we continue to do our part in flattening the curve.

 

Stay safe,



MITCH O’FARRELL

 

MAYOR: PARKS CLOSED EASTER SUNDAY


LOS ANGELES -- Mayor Eric Garcetti announced that all City of Los Angeles parks will be closed to the public for more than 24 hours beginning Saturday evening. The move comes ahead of Easter Sunday, to help encourage Angelenos to remain in their homes at a critical moment in the fight against COVID-19.

Currently, trailheads, recreation centers and all City park amenities are closed –– with parks open only for walking or jogging. The Mayor has directed the Department of Recreation and Parks to fully close all parks beginning the evening of Saturday, April 11 through the morning of Monday, April 13. Restrooms in parks will remain open during normal hours.
 

FARMERS' MARKETS TEMPORARILY CLOSED


LOS ANGELES - On the guidance of the Mayor and the County's Department of Public Health, all SEE-LA markets will be closed for one week in an effort to help bring the rate of infection down in our city. These markets include Atwater Village Farmers' Market, Echo Park Farmers' Market and Hollywood Farmers' Market in addition to the East Hollywood Farmers' Market and Silver Lake Farmers' Market.
 

PROVIDING FOOD FOR OUR SENIORS


HOLLYWOOD - This morning, Councilmember O'Farrell joined the Los Angeles Conservation Corps and volunteers from the Central Hollywood Neighborhood Council who assembled 250 food boxes for seniors in the neighborhood. This a regularly occurring program that Councilmember O'Farrell is supporting. Thank you Ferris Wehbe, Louis Abramson, and all who helped give wings to this community service project that ensures our most vulnerable neighbors are being taken care of.
 

OPEN FOR BUSINESS!


COUNCIL DISTRICT 13 - In an effort to support local businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Office of Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell is compiling a list of restaurants in the 13th District that are offering delivery and take-out services. Please help support our local small businesses!

SEE THE LIST: OPEN FOR BUSINESS IN CD13

SUBMIT RESTAURANT OPEN FOR DELIVERY/TAKE-OUT
 

SPRING HAS SPRUNG ON DESCANSO DR


SILVER LAKE - On the lighter side of news, spring has sprung along Descanso Drive in Silver Lake. Drought tolerant vegetation with blooming purple flowers, additional trees, and improved lighting are just some of the new elements that were part of this major reconstruction project that recently took place. Last year, our office worked on the construction of this new median as well as installing 14 new streetlights to better enhance the safety of drivers and pedestrians in the neighborhood.
 

MORE CORONAVIRUS UPDATES

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Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Response to Coronavirus

 
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COUNTY
 
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Daily Updates on COVID-19
 
LA Homeless Services Authority Response to COVID-19 

Assistance for Seniors

 
LA SCHOOLS
 
Los Angeles Unified School District Info for Parents and Students
 
Los Angeles City College Classes