Food & Justice News April 28, 2020

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Food & Justice News April 13, 2020

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Food & Justice News Apr 13, 2020

Many thanks to our colleagues at various levels of government and advocacy who provided these crucial updates we’re passing along to you:

  1. How SSI Recipients And Others Who Don’t File Taxes Can Get The Stimulus
  2. LA County Begins Free Grocery Delivery Service
  3. WIC Expands Temporarily To Additional Foods
  4. CalFresh Boosted for March and April Benefits
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DPSS Coronavirus FAQ

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KTown Pho

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Hunger Action LA extends its gratitude to KTown Pho, who are donating BanhMi sandwiches on Wednesdays which we are taking to vulnerable seniors, homeless, and people with disabilities!
Here is their link:
https://www.ktownpho.com/#eat-together

 

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Stimulus Payments

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Dear Follower of Hunger Action LA:

 

The stimulus payments of $1,200 will be made automatically to most people in the U.S., including anyone who files a tax return, and most Social Security recipients.

 

But some of the most vulnerable people in our community won’t be able to get it unless they jump through hoops. Those are the millions of senior, blind or disabled persons who only receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI). This includes around a million people in California, many of them frail with life-threatening conditions that make survival difficult, even before the current crisis.

 

They can get the payments if they file a tax return. But the majority of them have either never had to file one because they have been blind or disabled from birth, or the last time they filed was years ago. And being in an especially vulnerable class, it is not easy for them to leave home and go hunting down a tax form.

 

Other recipients of benefits from the Social Security Administration are getting automatic direct payments. SSI recipients should, as well.

 

Call the Capitol Switchboard, ask for your Member of Congress. 

 

 (202) 224-3121

 

When you’re connected:

Ask them to sign the letter by Rep DeFazio demanding that SSI recipients get direct payments of the CARES Act stimulus payments.

 

SSI recipients should not have to file taxes to get stimulus payments, this is an injustice and basic issue of equity and fairness. 

 

Thank you

 

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HALA Needs Volunteers

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Hunger Action LA needs volunteers

 

Drivers to deliver meals and bagged food to recipients located all over LA County on Wednesdays: Meet on Wednesday, April 1, April 8, April 15, at 2 pm at 1432 West Adams Blvd, LA CA 90007 (at the farmers market)

Please provide your contact information to info@hungeractionla.org

 

Donations of cash or by PayPal for us to purchase ready-made meals from Everytable in bulk discount so we can provide meals to vulnerable people not able to cook: and for purchases of fresh fruits and vegetables from farmers markets to supplement diets of the recipients while supporting our local farmers

www.hungeractionla.org/donate

 

Donations of food: Please no expired food except packaged food within 2 months of the “best buy” date. Frozen meat is okay, prepared frozen meals, we are trying to limit canned food due to health issues of recipients.

Provide your contact info to info@hungeractionla.org

 

The recipients of the food are in the following priority groups

*Blind and low vision persons

*Seniors

*persons particularly vulnerable to coronavirus, or with a disability, who should not be outside standing in food lines or with a lot of people at the grocery store

 

Contact:

info@hungeractionla.org

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Food & Justice News Mar 23, 2020

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In Loving Memory of Beatriz Solis 1962-2020

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In Loving Memory of Beatriz Solis 1962-2020
 
While we are all dealing with coronavirus fallout at this time Hunger Action LA would like to pause for us to mourn,  but also to  celebrate,  the life of Beatriz Solis of The California Endowment who passed away this morning (Saturday March 21)  after a long struggle with cancer.
 
Beatriz was an extraordinary and compassionate individual who helped numerous organizations around Los Angeles, including us, with planning, logistics, and tremendous heartfelt encouragement. We will miss her and we extend our sympathy to her family, to The California Endowment, and to all of the community here whose work in fighting for equity in health care is her ongoing legacy. Goodbye Beatriz, we love you and appreciate all you have done.
 
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Food & Justice News March 17, 2020

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Food & Justice News Mar 17, 2020

Updated Coronavirus Resources

  1. Mutual Aid in Los Angeles
  2. Grocery Stores Opening Early for Seniors, Disabled, Pregnant Women (Exact Groups Depend on Particular Store)
  3. Los Angeles Unified School District Grab and Go Meals for Students
  4. CalFresh and other Public Benefits : Offices Closed But Phone and Online Are Available
  5. General Resources for Food, Housing, Health, Transportation and Education
  6. Demand Sick Days for Food Workers

Stay tuned for more updates. We will be working to advocate for following identified needs:

  • meal or grocery delivery for people under age 60 who are disabled or immune-compromised
  • a moratorium on evictions and utility shutoffs
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Food & Justice News Mar 16, 2020

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