LA Rams assist feed hundreds throughout vacation season
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (KABC) – The Los Angeles Rams have partnered with Pechanga and the LA Regional Food Bank to host a mobile distribution of holiday groceries at Inglewood’s SoFi Stadium.
“It is truly unique to harness the power of football, to work smartly together, and to provide holiday lunches for the community we serve,” said Rams director of social justice and football development, Johnathan Franklin.
“I think it’s very nice because most people don’t have it around and at this time of the day people need sources like that,” said Henry Torres of Watts.
“This is just something we can do to give back,” said Pechanga Resort Casino Ciara Green’s PR director. “We hope that this will then help other people to help in any way they can.”
The event is expected to serve around 2,500 families in need with more than 135,000 meals.
“This type of distribution brings groceries, fresh produce, meat, dairy and shelf-stable products to families for the coming week to feed themselves,” said Michael Flood, CEO of the LA Regional Food Bank.
“There are a lot of us out of work and our hours are getting shorter, even with my family,” said Karla Garcia of LA. “So it’s a huge help to all of us.”
This food distribution is part of Rams’ third annual Community Blitz Day of Service. It is also the third mobile food distribution partnered with the LA Regional Food Bank to be hosted at SoFi Stadium during the 2020 NFL season.
“This is what we do, we are cheerleaders,” said Rams cheerleader Yalissa C. “We perform in the stadium, we perform and dance, but we also love being out here with the community and being part of it as well to be them. ” as we can. “
“That’s wonderful for a time like this and what’s going on,” said Stevie Lincoln, a Hawthorne resident. “To give people a chance to get out, they don’t have to get out of their car and they put it in your trunk. It’s wonderful, it’s great.”
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