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Free Grab-and-Go Lunches Offered During School Closures

The grab-and-go meal program will run through May 1

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A "Grab & Go" meal program is being offered for students who are unable to access meals due to the novel coronavirus quarantine. The program, being put on by the YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles and Thru Guidance Ministries Inc., will provide a healthy breakfast and lunch to students during the school closures.

The program will distribute free meals twice per week, providing meals for multiple days. The meals are available for households with children age 18 and younger.

The program will have seven meal distribution sites here:

  • San Pedro & Peninsula: 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. on Tuesday and Thursday
  • Wilmington YMCA: 9 a.m. on Tuesday anmd Thursday
  • Weingart East Los Angeles YMCA: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday
  • Mid Valley Family YMCA: 11 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
  • Southeast-Rio Vista YMCA: 11: a.m. - 2 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday
  • Ketchum-Downtown YMCA: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Tuesday and Friday
  • Crenshaw Family YMCA: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday

The program will begin on Monday and end on May 1. The meals will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. All social distancing guidelines should be followed when students pick up meals from the distribution sites.

“During this difficult time, the YMCA-LA continues to provide much needed services and support to residents in their local communities,” YMCA wrote in a statement. “The non-profit is committed to building and strengthening the communities served by 26 branch locations across Los Angeles County.”

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