Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Port of Long Beach to Co-sponsor Food Drive

The Port of Long Beach, Labor Community Services and the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank are co-sponsoring a drive-through food drive for Harbor District residents impacted by the economic hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The event - which is expected to feed about 2,000 families with up to 50 pounds of groceries per family - will take place from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 20, at 1650 W. Ninth St. in West Long Beach. Families are encouraged to arrive early, wear masks and stay in their cars while volunteers put groceries in their trunks. No walk-ups will be allowed.

“Too many families within our community are struggling to put food on the table as the COVID-19 pandemic continues with unprecedented effects,” said Port Executive Director Mario Cordero.

“We hope this event will help to bridge the gap and we look forward to working with our labor, industry and community partners by assisting in any way we can.”

Visit LAFoodBank.org or lcs-la.org for more on the event or how to donate