Having difficulty finding healthy food options during the COVID-19 outbreak? A new resource created by the Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin's office may help.
The Controller's office has published an online mail showcasing available food resources in the City of Los Angeles. The Food Access in L.A. map includes:
- local food pantries;
- LAUSD Grab and Go Centers; and
- farmers' markets.
The map also sheds light on the accessibility of grocery stores to residents across the city. Many residents of South Los Angeles, the Eastside, and the North San Fernando Valley live more than one mile from the nearest supermarket.
“The coronavirus outbreak is impacting the lives and livelihoods of everyone in Los Angeles, especially working and low-income families,” said Galperin in a prepared statement. “But even with schools and businesses shuttered, families can still access healthy and nutritious meals. This map connects people in need with neighborhood food resources that will help them get through this extremely difficult time.”
Galperin's office has previously created map resources for emergency preparedness, LGBTQ homeless youth, tax preparation, supportive housing resources, domestic violence services, and youth programs.