Meals banks: the place to seek out one in Los Angeles

We mapped all the places we could offer free food

Los Angeles Food Bank

Like the number of COVID-19 cases in California exceeded 3,000Just going to the supermarket has become an odyssey. But those who lost a paycheck or job to the shutdown may need something else – a food bank.

Federal aid is still available a couple of weeks off and April rent is due in a few days. A variety of public funds are emerging across the city of Los Angeles to meet the growing demand.

Here is a map of all of the available food banks in Los Angeles Controller’s office. While details can vary, many are in need for anyone.

If you have resources and are ready to donate, visit the local food banks’ websites for tips on how to get involved.

In addition, several school districts in Los Angeles County offer grab-and-go meals for students. The Los Angeles Unified School District, where 81% of students are entitled to free or discounted lunch, released a map of places where families can get two free meals per student.

In addition to LAUSD, school districts such as Arcadia Unified School District and Pasadena Unified also list resources. In some cases, eligible young people can also qualify, e.g. B. Unregistered siblings of students.

How we did it: We examined publicly available LA resource data. Learn more about our data Here.

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