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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 021821-2
City of Long Beach Funds Community Projects to Improve Access to Affordable Healthy Food for People Experiencing Food Insecurity Due to COVID-19
City of Long Beach Joint Information Center

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:

  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Long Beach
  • Brockus Project Dance Company (Los Angeles)
  • Cambodian Association of America
  • Centro CHA
  • Christian Outreach in Action
  • City Fabrick
  • Dignity Health - St. Mary Medical Center Foundation
  • Grow2Zero FARMS
  • Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Long Beach & West Orange County
  • Long Beach Community College
  • Long Beach Center for Economic Inclusion
  • Long Beach State University
  • Love Beyond Limits
  • Primal Alchemy Catering
  • Puente Latino Association
  • South Coast Interfaith Council

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.

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