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Long Beach childcare providers and families in need can pick up free diapers, baby formula and other essential items for infants and toddlers starting Friday, Nov. 6.

The city today announced it is using $250,000 of federal coronavirus relief aid to provide baby-care items during the pandemic.

“Working with local partners, infant care supplies, including diapers, formula, baby wipes and more will be available at weekly distributions to support families that have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic,” city officials said in an announcement.

The items are free to all Long Beach-based childcare providers and all Long Beach residents with young children, according to the city.

Starting Nov. 6, the items will be available every Friday at the following times and locations:

Fridays, 3 to 5 p.m.

  • Cesar E. Chavez Park (401 Golden Ave.)
  • El Dorado Park West (2800 N. Studebaker Rd.)
  • Houghton Park (6301 Myrtle Ave.)
  • Ernest McBride Park & Cal Rec Community Center (1550 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave.)
  • Silverado Park (1545 W. 31st St.)

Fridays, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

  • Addams Elementary School (256 E. Plymouth St.)
  • Nieto Herrera Elementary School (1620 Temple Ave.)
  • McKinley Elementary School (6822 Paramount Blvd.)
  • Roosevelt Elementary School (1574 Linden Ave.)

Distributions will be canceled during Holiday weeks, according to the city. Additional distribution sites may be added in the future, and city officials encouraged anyone in need to check the Mayor’s Fund for Education website and the Long Beach Information Hotline at 562-570-INFO for updates.

You must wear a mask and maintain physical distancing to pick up the items. And the city encouraged licensed childcare and education providers to register with the city to schedule pickup times.