**MEDIA ADVISORY**SEE-LA & SUPERVISOR MARK-RIDLEY THOMAS’ VEGGIE BOX DONATION EXTENDED TWO ADDITIONAL WEEKS
|The Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) and the LAFC Foundation, together with the Sustainable Economic Enterprises of Los Angeles (SEE-LA), LA County District 2 Supervisor Mark-Ridley Thomas, Unite Local 11, Banc of California Stadium, Expo Park, Everpark and Cedars-Sinai, announced today a two week extension of the veggie box giveaway service.
With the two week extension, the group plans to feed an additional 3,000 families including 1,300 on Wednesday, May 20 and 1,700 on Wednesday, May 27. Boxes will be distributed in a drive-thru format on Exposition Park Drive, near the north gate of Banc of California Stadium.
With the recent closure of some farmers markets due to the health crisis, SEE-LA has provided procurement of wholesale produce from their network of regional family farms to create the ultimate “farm boxes” of healthy food. Boxes include a week’s worth of fresh seasonal produce including a dozen eggs, 5-7 varieties of vegetables, 10 pounds of oranges, plenty of berries, and information about local public nutrition benefit and incentive programs.
LAFC, Banc of California Stadium and Exposition Park have been supporting the effort through a donation of the site and equipment. The Club has also facilitated the donation of packaged food, including CLIF Bars and Califia Farms products, that are included in the box, as well as personal protective gear for the 50 volunteers that have been distributing the boxes each week.
These are ticketed events. Veggie box recipients have been previously registered and selected by the organizers.
Food Box Distribution at Banc of California Stadium Extended Two Additional Weeks
Wednesday, May 20
Wednesday, May 27
Exposition Park – Christmas Tree Lane
700 Exposition Park Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90037
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. PT
Media can park free of charge in the Gold/VIP Lot, located on the southwest side of the stadium.
SOCIAL DISTANCING and OTHER HEALTH GUIDELINES
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