The Los Angeles Dream Center is excited to announce that this past weekend, their drive-thru meal service for those in need will transition into a community kitchen. The Dream Center kitchen will be open daily from breakfast until dinner for anyone to walk in and receive a meal.
Over the past three months, the City of Los Angeles faced unprecedented challenges with the coronavirus pandemic, and yet the Dream Center continued to adapt and grow to fit the needs of the community. Immediately, the Dream Center set up an emergency response relief effort to feed the people of Los Angeles. Day after day, from morning until night, the parking lot of the Dream Center has stayed in consistent operation thanks to its dedicated staff and generous donors. From March 15 until June 6, they spent 13 hours a day, every single day for eighty days in a row, serving nearly one million meals.
This effort to establish a community kitchen will help the dedicated team at Los Angeles Dream become more socially connected to those in their neighborhood through their diner/cafeteria experience. They are following the restaurant guidelines for Los Angeles, and they are expanding their capacity by adding more outdoor seating as well.
The Los Angeles Dream Center is a faith-based non-profit organization located in Echo Park, dedicated to transforming lives and underserved communities in the city of Los Angeles. By offering residential and outreach programs to individuals, families and communities in the areas of homelessness, hunger, poverty, addiction, domestic violence, education, and human trafficking, the Dream Center is committed to enabling immediate and long-term transformation. The Dream Center welcomes those in need into our community completely free-of-charge with the resources, training, and support they need, regardless of faith, age, gender, orientation, nationality, or any other defining factor.