City Council President Nury Martinez will hold a drive-thru food distribution event Thursday in Panorama City.
During the Council District 6 Drive-Through Food Pantry Giveaway, up to 2,500 families will receive 80 pounds of groceries, which will include meats, dairy items, grains, canned goods as well as fruits and vegetables, Martinez said.
The food drive will begin at 9 a.m. and is a first-come, first-served event. It will take place in the Grace Community Church’s north parking lot, which is across the street from the church, located at 13248 Roscoe Blvd. Traffic must enter the parking lot heading west on Roscoe Boulevard.
The event is designed to assist people in need during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has shut down businesses and created hardships for Angelenos, Martinez said.
Martinez represents part of the northeast San Fernando Valley, which she said is home to a high percentage of working poor Latino families who need assistance.
The food giveaway will not include walk-up service, and all drivers and passengers must remain in their automobiles. Volunteers in masks and gloves and practicing physical distancing will place food items in the trunks or backseats of recipients’ cars.
The food giveaway will be conducted in partnership with the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, as well as the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and Labor Community Services, according to Martinez’s office.
People can find out more information by calling Martinez’s Van Nuys office at 818-778-4999 or the Sun Valley office at 818-771-0236.
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