Controller Galperin Connects Angelenos to Healthy Food Resources During Coronavirus Pandemic
LOS ANGELES — In the wake of local school and business closures and the recent “Safer at Home” order aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus, L.A. Controller Ron Galperin released an online map detailing critical food resources for Los Angeles residents. “Food Access in L.A.,” accessible at lacontroller.org/foodaccess, maps local food pantries, LAUSD’s Grab and Go centers and farmers’ markets across the City to help Angelenos locate food and meals to stay healthy and meet nutrition needs during this pandemic.
“The coronavirus outbreak is impacting the lives and livelihoods of everyone in Los Angeles, especially working and low-income families,” said Controller Ron Galperin. “But even with schools and businesses shuttered, families can still access healthy and nutritious meals. This map connects people in need with neighborhood food resources that will help them get through this extremely difficult time.”
“Food Access in L.A.” is part of Galperin’s mission to use data, technology and innovation to connect people with public resources and services that will improve their lives. In addition to mapping food distribution locations, users can also take a look at how accessible grocery stores are to residents in different Los Angeles neighborhoods.
Check out Galperin’s Food Access in L.A. Map.
Galperin has previously mapped resources for emergency preparedness, LGBTQ homeless youth, tax preparation, homeless housing, domestic violence services, youth programs, summer fun activities and more.
View all of Galperin’s maps: lacontroller.org/resourcemaps.