Org trusted to help thousands with food insecurity through pandemic
Para Los Niños (PLN) is coordinating to provide food for over 3,000 families in some of Los Angeles’ most vulnerable communities through CARES Act funding distributed by the County. Using its strong distribution infrastructure developed in response to the pandemic in 2020, PLN and its partnership with dozens of local organizations are helping some of SoCal’s hardest hit communities.
In December, when the County was looking to facilitate $1 million in food distributions to as many people as possible in a short amount of time, Para Los Niños was prepared. In two weeks, the organization was able to register over 3,000 families to receive a box of food every month from January through April – delivered straight to their homes.
“We are honored to take on this initiative, and expand the infrastructure to serve those in need across our County,” said Brenda Aguilera, Director of Community Transformation at Para Los Niños, of the project. “Our deep community relationships and connections are critical to our ability to be effective in helping families access the resources they need.”
PLN has been helping families in need access food since the start of the pandemic through distributions across their sites and delivery through partnerships with other local organizations.