Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Burbank, said Thursday that more than 2,500 Southern California residents donated more than $90,000 to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank in the past several days, enabling it to pay for 360,000 meals for those impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
“Earlier this week, I asked if you could pitch in whatever you could afford toward the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank in order to provide food and necessities for those impacted by the coronavirus pandemic in our community. And now, you delivered,” he said in a statement. “That’s truly incredible and exactly the kind of goodness and generosity our country needs right now.”
Schiff asked Southern Californians to assist two more organizations helping people in need during this public health and economic crisis: Project Angel Food and United Way of Greater Los Angeles.
“Project Angel Food prepares and delivers healthy meals to feed people impacted by serious illness and compromised immune systems — exactly the sort of people at greatest risk from coronavirus,” he said. “Right now, they’re urgently working to secure three weeks worth of shelf-stable meals to provide for their clients in the face of the COVID-19 emergency, and could really use your help.”
The congressman noted that United Way of Greater Los Angeles “provides housing, education and economic opportunities to those impacted by poverty and homelessness.”
“They’ve just launched their Pandemic Relief Fund to support LA County’s unsheltered residents who are especially vulnerable to the coronavirus, as well as the large number of working families, students and other low-income individuals at imminent risk of homelessness and hardship due to the health and economic impacts of the pandemic,” Schiff said.
This piece was originally published in the Los Angeles Daily News.