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Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis on the LA Regional Food Bank

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis on the LA Regional Food Bank

For decades, Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis has fought for the communities of Los Angeles County, as an activist, a Member of Congress, Secretary of Labor under President Obama and now as a County Supervisor. In all those roles, she has tirelessly worked to help her community, especially children, seniors and working-class families, improve their quality of life. She has seen firsthand how COVID-19 has devastated many of her constituents and how the pain has continued as the health and economic crisis persists. We caught up with her at a Food Bank distribution in East LA, one of the many distributions she has visited and worked at during the pandemic.

“This is a critical moment for all of us, and I want to say thank you to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank for your caring outreach to all those who live in Los Angeles County. You’re not only providing sustenance and meals here, but you are helping so many people… I can’t even begin to tell you.” – Hilda Solis LA County Supervisor

LA County Supervisor Hilda Solis and LA Food Bank President and CEO Michael Flood

“I’ve seen the impact across the County, in my own District as far off as Pomona, Claremont, the San Gabriel Valley, the Southeast communities as well as the Northeast. You are a community pillar at a time when we most need it. We all have to come together to help our most vulnerable, and this is one of the best ways to safely bring everyone together as we all practice physical distancing with each other while tending to the needs of our most vulnerable residents. We are all supporting our brothers and sisters, our neighbors, our factory workers, people who just got laid off, homeowners, Moms and Dads who are wondering what’s going to happen tomorrow. Our vision is to give hope, and I know that the Food Bank and all of the people volunteering here, including the AFL-CIO, are committed to stepping up to the challenge.” At this East LA distribution, we served 40,000 pounds of food to our neighbors. We have never seen demand for food like this in our 47-year history. And we anticipate that we will continue to distribute healthy meals at this pace for at least the rest of this year and longer. This is the important work your donations fund. Together, WeFeedLA.

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