Have a vehicle? You may be able to get free groceries in North Long Beach this Saturday

Families in need of groceries will be able to drive up to Jordan High School this Saturday and receive boxes of food without having to leave their vehicle.

The effort is hosted by North Long Beach Councilman Rex Richardson, state Sen. Lena Gonzalez, labor organizations and the Los Angeles Food Bank.

“Service to others during this critical moment is among our most fundamental responsibilities,” Richardson said in a written statement.

A total of 3,000 grocery boxes will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Boxes will include meat, fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables.

Families just need to pull up to the distribution site, pop open their trunks and allow organizers to place their boxes. No walk-ups will be permitted.

The event will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. Jordan High School is located at 6500 Atlantic Ave.

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Stephanie Rivera is the community engagement editor for the Long Beach Post. After graduating from CSULB with a degree in journalism, Stephanie worked for Patch Latino and City News Service before coming to the Long Beach Post in 2015.