LAFC and the LAFC Foundation, together with the Sustainable Economic Enterprises of Los Angeles (SEE-LA), LA County District 2 Supervisor Mark-Ridley Thomas, Unite Local 11, Banc of California Stadium, Expo Park, Everpark and Cedars-Sinai, announced today a free healthy meal giveaway service for 1,100 preselected families experiencing financial insecurity during COVID-19 that will begin on Wednesday, April 15.
With the recent closure of some farmers markets due to the health crisis, SEE-LA is providing procurement of wholesale produce from their network of regional family farms to create the ultimate “farm boxes” of healthy food. This box will include a week’s worth of fresh seasonal produce including a dozen eggs, 5-7 varieties of vegetables, 10 pounds of oranges, plenty of berries, and information about local public nutrition benefit and incentive programs. The goal is to feed around 1,100 families weekly, every Wednesday, for the next four weeks.
LAFC, Banc of California Stadium and Exposition Park are supporting the effort through a donation of the site and equipment. The Club has also facilitated the donation of packaged food, including CLIF Bars, that will be included in the box, as well as personal protective gear for the 50 volunteers that will distribute the boxes.
Unite Here Local 11 members, many of whom have been laid off or had their hours reduced due to the COVID-19 crisis, along with preselected families living in public housing within South Los Angeles, will receive the boxes. Boxes will be distributed in a drive-thru format on Exposition Park Drive, near the north gate of Banc of California Stadium.
Food Box Distribution at Banc of California Stadium
Wednesday, April 15
Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas
Representatives of Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC)
Representatives of Sustainable Economic Enterprises of Los Angeles (SEE-LA)
Representatives of the UNITE HERE Local 11
Representatives of Cedars-Sinai
Exposition Park – Christmas Tree Lane
700 Exposition Park Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90037
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. PT
B-roll footage availability begins at 7:00 a.m.
Program starts at 10:00 a.m.
Media Availability for Representatives between 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Media can park free of charge in the Gold/VIP Lot, located on the southwest side of the stadium.