Drive-thru food distribution scheduled Saturday in West Long Beach

The Port of Long Beach, Labor Community Services and the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank are teaming up to give out free food during a drive-thru distribution event in West Long Beach for families in need this Saturday morning.

From 9 a.m. to noon on March 27 at 1650 W. Ninth St., volunteers will give out boxes of groceries to families affected by the economic challenges of COVID-19.

Each family served will receive up to 50 pounds of dairy products, fresh produce, frozen meat and shelf-stable food, according to the Port. Participants are asked to wear face masks and stay in their vehicles while volunteers place the boxed groceries in car trunks and truck beds. Organizers advise people to arrive early.

Pre-registration isn’t required, but you must be in a car. No walk-ups will be permitted.

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