Los Angeles Unified School District Feeding The Community

When the Los Angeles Unified School District had to close due to the coronavirus pandemic many worried about what would happen to all the students who depended on the schools not just for their education but for their food. LAUSD provided free meals for students who qualified from low income families in the district. Where would the children get food now? So the Governor of California and Mayor of Los Angeles announced that the schools would continue to provide meals for the students. The school meal preparation would continue and the families could pick up the food.

This expanded to giving food to anyone in need that shows up. In partnership with the Red Cross and the regional food bank the LAUSD has provided 10 million ‘grab and go’ meals since March 18 from 63 campuses across the district. (reported in the LA Times).

Featured image of LAUSD seal via Wikimedia.org, Los Angeles Regional Food Bank image from Walmart on Flickr.com

We Are The World Blogfest, #WATWB, “seeks to promote positive news. There are many an oasis of love and light out there, stories that show compassion and the resilience of the human spirit. Sharing these stories increases our awareness of hope in our increasingly dark world.”

The cohosts are:  Eric LahtiSusan ScottDan AntionDamyanti BiswasInderpreet Kaur Uppal.

7 thoughts on “Los Angeles Unified School District Feeding The Community

  1. JoAnna

    It’s good to see so many people and systems doing the right thing. Today, I stopped by a table outside a nearby high school to see what they were doing. Teachers were there to give meals to students. They said if I knew anyone who needed food they’d give me meals to deliver – no questions asked. I couldn’t think of anyone in my neighborhood, but shared it on FB.

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  2. Susan Scott

    Such a great #WATWB post Deborah thank you for sharing it. 10 million grab and go meals since March 18? The mind boggles. It just shows how this CAN be done. Kudos to all involved in this feeding scheme ..

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  3. Kalpana

    It’s just wonderful how many local people are rallying to take care of the hungry and the needy. The virus has brought out a great deal of compassion and fellow feeling. There is the other side of the coin, but we won’t dwell on that.

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