LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A state-wide map of greater than 1,800 meals banks, pantries and emergency meals distribution facilities was launched Thursday by Los Angeles Controller Ron Galperin.
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Unemployment is almost at 20%, and meals banks are serving as much as 10 instances extra Californians through the COVID-19 pandemic, the controller’s workplace mentioned in a press release.
“There is an alarmingly high level of food insecurity in every corner of the state right now,” Galperin mentioned in a press release. “Job losses, reduced work hours and school closures have made it hard for Californians to both pay their bills and get enough food to feed their families.”
The interactive map provides the names, addresses and cellphone numbers of greater than 1,800 areas the place residents can choose up free meals. The controller’s website additionally features a separate map of almost 500 grocery shops in LA County with particular working hours for seniors and high-risk consumers.