The Los Angeles Dream Center, a faith-based non-profit, has announced it’s responding to the needs of the local community as the COVID-19 outbreak leads to more and more shutdowns. Since schools have closed, this week the Dream Center will be open from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm to provide meals for families.
There are no specified mealtimes and the center reports food will be served any time during the 11-hour time frame. To comply with all of the advice from Gov. Gavin Newsom and LA Mayor Eric Garcetti, and CDC regulations, it is a “pick-up-and-go” system for those who walk into the center. There’s also a drive-thru option available.
In addition to helping seniors and the elderly, the LA Dream Center is putting together care packages that will be delivered this week, including a large load of hygiene and cleaning products and food to Parkview Senior Living Apartments located across the street from Angelus Temple, and also to the Dream Center’s existing outreach sites.
“When there’s a need in our community, the Dream Center is laser-focused on whatever that need is,” said Dream Center co-founder Matthew Barnett. “We’re living in turbulent times, and we need to be able to adapt quickly and help those who need it most. Providing meals is just one small way we can lend a helping hand as Los Angeles grapples with this pandemic.”