COVID 19 Pandemic Crisis
As the coronavirus continues to spread through our community. I wanted to provide some updates on how we may be better prepared to help ourself and our love ones stay healthy, safe and comfortable, while Los Angeles County 'stay at home' order is in place.
More CalFresh on your EBT Card for April and May
If you get CalFresh, you may get extra benefits on your EBT card to help buy food during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis in April and May.
How to Use LA County’s Free
Grocery Delivery Service for Seniors
More information on the
Critical Delivery Service
for seniors and
people with disabilities.
Here’s what to know:
·Items may be delivered 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
· There is no delivery cost to the client.
· No application process is required, but items must be pre-paid and ready for pickup.
· Deliveries may be scheduled by calling 1-888-863-7411 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays.
· Clients may utilize this service up to four times or 40 miles per month, whichever comes first.
Drive-thru Food Bank and a Food Pantry that will deliver!
Two South Bay churches, Saddleback Church South Bay and Nova Community Church, will host their next drive-thru food bank from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 11 at Nova Community Church, 4345 Emerald St., — No registration is needed for the monthly drive-through food bank — so food can immediately get into the hands of those who need it. Saddleback Church South Bay also has started a food pantry since the pandemic began, and has delivered food and care boxes to those in need — although the deliveries may take up to a week to arrive. Information on registering for those programs is available at:
On Wednesday, Mayor Garcetti urged Los Angeles residents to wear face coverings when doing essential tasks in public.
During her recent press conference, Dr. Barbara Ferrer, Director of Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, echoed this advice, to help in preventing transmission of the corona virus. They recommended that we should use homemade face coverings so that medical masks can be reserved for use by health care professionals. They also emphasized that we should not allow coverings to give a false sense of security, and should continue to maintain physical distance from others while wearing a face covering.
CDC Director Robert Redfield said that the agency is taking another look at the data around mask use by the general public.
Every Vote Counts
This election, plan ahead to cast your vote and stay healthy.
October 19, is the last day to transfer or register to vote for the General Election, November 3rd, 2020.