Councilman O'Farrell Partners To Provide Food Boxes In Hollywood

Kenan Draughorne
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HOLLYWOOD, CA — Councilman Mitch O'Farrell announced a partnership with two organizations providing food boxes to those in need during the pandemic. O'Farrell will host monthly distribution events in tandem with the Salvadoran American Leadership and Educational Fund, and Sustainable Economic Enterprises of Los Angeles.

Councilman O'Farrell plans to focus on residents in his Council District 13, which includes parts of Hollywood along with Echo Park, Silver Lake and Atwater Village among others. The first food box distribution will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Friday at O'Farrell's District Office at 1722 Sunset Blvd.

Future distribution events will take place on the second Friday of every month at O'Farrell's District Office through 2021.

"As my constituents continue to struggle due to the pandemic, my office is doubling down on our efforts to keep people fed and housed, moving forward with our work to help our most vulnerable residents and their families," O'Farrell said. "I'm proud to partner with SALEF and SEE-LA to host this monthly food distribution in concert with providing subsidies to help keep tens of thousands of city residents housed, both with $1 million from my office's discretionary funds and $103 million from my work with the City Council."

Residents in the 13th Council District can register for the monthly event by emailing Julio Ramos of SALEF at jramos@salef.org, or by calling or texting 213-246-2471.

"COVID-19 has impacted all communities. We have seen the loss of jobs increase food insecurities in the most vulnerable communities across Los Angeles," SALEF Executive Director Jocelyn Duarte said. "We will provide essential resources like healthy and culturally sensitive foods as well as information to connect residents to healthcare services and other vital resources."

This article originally appeared on the Hollywood Patch