City of Long Beach
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Long Beach, CA 90802
Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) has awarded contracts to 16 organizations to provide food and nutrition-related services and support to populations experiencing high levels of food insecurity and/or barriers to healthy food access as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Many of our friends and neighbors are experiencing food insecurity due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “These local organizations will provide important and necessary food and nutrition resources throughout our community.”
The following nonprofit organizations, micro-entrepreneurs, faith-based organizations and educational institutions were awarded contracts. They are all based in Long Beach except where noted:
Activities funded to take place through March 20, 2021, include food distribution events intended to reach neighborhood residents in need, while others are working specifically with pre-identified “high priority” populations. To learn more about the specific community nutrition projects and enroll in services, please visit the Health Department’s COVID-19Assistance and Resources page.
These programs are made possible by Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding. The City received $40 million in CARES Act funding to support relief and community recovery and resiliency, of which the Long Beach City Council allocated $3 million to support projects aimed at increasing food security, including more than $500,000 to organizations to provide food and nutrition-related services and support to communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
For the latest information on COVID-19, with details on all that the City of Long Beach is doing to keep our residents safe, visitlongbeach.gov/COVID19 and follow @LongBeachCity on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.