Los Angeles (CBSLA) – Long lines of people formed across Los Angeles on Monday to receive turkeys, groceries, clothes and hot meals for the holidays, showing that many families in Southland are still facing food insecurity.
“It’s very helpful now that I’m not working,” said Santiago. “And that will help feed my family for the rest of Thanksgiving.”
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LA City Council President Nury Martinez said one of the freebies in Sun Valley will help feed over 600 families in her district this holiday season, but said more help was needed. “People are still trying to get back to work,” Martinez said. “Mothers still can’t go back to work because they are looking after their children and things are so much more expensive than they were before the pandemic. So we’ve seen that the need for food insecurity pretty much doubles. “
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During this holiday season, food banks like the Los Angeles Food Bank want to continue helping those in need, especially while the pandemic continues. If you want to know more about the board and its services, click here. If you need help with eating, click here.
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“It’s a blessing because everything is a little more expensive these days and sometimes our budget only allows us to get what we need to celebrate this holiday, but thank you, thank you,” said recipient Christina.