LOS ANGELES, Calif.— Los Angeles County Supervisor, Holly J. Mitchell, representing the Second District hosted a Veterans Food Drive-Thru Distribution to address food insecurity among veterans and military families in Culver City. Local families and veterans were served with groceries donated by SEE-LA and connected to resources shared by the Veteran Peer Access Network.
The event was hosted at the Culver City Senior Center in partnership with the County of LA Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and the Culver City Recreation & Community Services Department with the support of volunteers who helped place groceries directly onto vehicles following COVID-19 safety guidelines.
“A majority of veterans are over the age of 60 and with the pandemic impacting our senior community the hardest, it is our responsibility to ensure they have the resources to live healthy lives,” said Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell. “Our veterans have already given so much for our country and food insecurity isn’t something they should have to worry about.”
“In appreciation for having served our nation and veteran community, this food distribution is to honor them and their families. We also want veterans to know that our Department of Military and Veterans Affairs is here to help with benefits and services,” said Brigadier General Ruth A. Wong, United States Air Force (Ret).
Since April 2020, LA County has provided more than 6 million meals to residents in need. To find additional food resources, residents can call 211 or visit https://covid19.lacounty.gov/food. To connect to veteran resources, please visit https://mva.lacounty.gov.