COVID-19 Emergency Food Bank

The Urban Partners Los Angeles food bank has more than doubled its distribution of free groceries since the first COVID-19 Safer at Home measures were announced.  Over the past month since the pandemic began, volunteers have distributed 9,060 bags of groceries (184,000 lbs) to over 4,500 low-income families and seniors. This massive increase in distribution was only made possible by an equally massive increase in community members who responded to an urgent call for assistance.

The Urban Partners Los Angeles food bank has more than doubled its distribution of free groceries since the first COVID-19 Safer at Home measures were announced.  Over the past nine months since the pandemic began, our volunteers have distributed over 220,000 grocery boxes to struggling families and seniors in Los Angeles. 

As our operations have grown so has our need for donations of all kinds, from gloves for the volunteers to diapers for the community. Please click the link below to see our donations wish list and information on how you can make direct donations.

UPLA Food Bank Donations Wish List

In response to COVID-19 we have significantly modified our distribution protocol to implement additional safety and infection control measures, all of which have significantly increased our operating costs. Since we no longer allow members of the public to enter the facility to collect groceries, we are more reliant on our staff than ever and have had to engage more than double the number of volunteers to pack grocery bags and maintain a 6ft distance between recipients.

THANK YOU TO OUR DONORS AND COMMUNITY SUPPORTERS

Urban Partners Los Angeles would like to thank our donors and supporters. On behalf of the UPLA family and vulnerable residents who depend on us for groceries weekly, thank you for supporting our critical lifeline program to feed thousands of neighbors in need.

AETHER Apparel
American Beverage Association
Assemblymember Miguel Santiago
California Community Foundation
California Fire Foundation
Congressman Jimmy Gomez
David and Natasha Fizdale
Diane Keaton
First Unitarian Church of Los Angeles
HopeNet
Los Angeles County Federation of Labor
Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis
Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
Mark Gonzalez – Chair, Los Angeles County Democratic Party
Media Box Camera
Miguel Contreras Foundation
Mutual Aid Network Los Angeles
Nam Le – Political Director, UFCW Local 770
Teamsters Local 396
The Diane Hall Living Trust
The Wonderful Company
United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 770
UFCW Local 770 Icaza Foundation
Verizon
Wilshire Center Koreatown Neighborhood Council

Media Coverage and Content:
CNN: Trinity Tran, Executive Director of Urban Partners Los Angeles: Food bank lines are reminiscent of Great Depression era.

CNN: Interview at Urban Partners Los Angeles Food Bank

NBC News: Urban Partners LA is Feeding Neighbors During Pandemi

CBS 2 and KCAL 9 News: Free Groceries Giveaway Helps Families Impacted by Coronavirus Pandemic

Urban Partners LA Food Bank Short Film by Myrrh Raguro

Photo gallery from our 4/11/20 food distribution by Jayrol San Jose:  https://adobe.ly/3cafrit

Photo gallery from our 8/1/20 food distribution by Zyra Raguro:
8/1 Food Bank Gallery Link


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