2022 MLK Day of Service – Community Care Packages

2022 MLK Day of Service

 

Community Care Packages

Donation Drive

 

#LLBSERVES  #MLKDAY

Finding ways to serve our community, despite these unique times

Join us to make it a “Day On, not a Day Off,” on Monday, January 17th as part of the MLK National Day of Service in Long Beach.

Community Care Packages Drive

Food & Hygiene Drive

The Need We Serve:

 

We are partnering with The Long Beach Center for Economic Inclusion and the Long Beach Food Support Network to prepare community care packages that will be distributed to residents through a network of food pantries across the city. The Long Beach Food Support Network is a collection of 11 food pantry partners and other nonprofit organizations that have been working throughout the pandemic to meet the food insecurity needs of Long Beach. This network is now comprised of more than 20 organizations that provides free food distributions and fresh local produce to more than 2,000 households a week across our city.

If you know of anyone or any families that are facing food security issues, please connect them to the Long Beach Food Support Network at 562 336-1833 or direct them to the flyer of food local food pantries.

Fortunately, our local and regional food partners have responded to the crisis allowing Long Beach to bring additional food to our city to support this network. However, the needs of community members continue to grow and residents could benefit greatly from additional items besides food. We have talked with the food pantry partners and below are some items that are needed.

How We Serve:

Please collect items in boxes or bags.  Please donate only new, sealed products – partially used products are a potential health hazard. Some of these items may be stored for several weeks before distribution.

Items can be dropped off at the Office of Vice Mayor Rex Richardson’s field office at 6509 Gundry Ave the week of the MLK Day of Service.

Drop off hours:

  • Mon, Jan. 17, 8 am – 2 pm
  • Wed, Jan. 19, 8 am – 2 pm
  • Friday, Jan. 21, 9 am – 12 pm
  • Mon, Jan. 24, 8 am – 2 pm
  • Jan. 26, 8 am – 2 pm

Groups or individuals are welcome to sign up.

SUGGESTED DONATION ITEMS:

Full-size Hygiene Items

(Placed together in large ZipLoc Bags)

Toothpaste

Soap

Shampoo

Conditioner

Toothbrushes

Household Items

Kleenex

Toilet Paper

Paper Towels

Kitchen Items

Sugar

Flour

Ketchup

Mustard

Mayo

Seasonings

With the support of:

“Everybody can be great . . . because anybody can serve.”
– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929 – 1968)

Thank you to our sponsors!

Project #4

Veterans Park Beautification

Project Host:  6th District Council office

Volunteers will be involved with playground and park cleanup.

Project Host:  2nd & 3rd District Council offices

Project #6

Corridor Clean Up – Long Beach Blvd

Project Host:  8th District Council office