The City of Santa Monica is partnering with Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, Cedar Sinai, and SEE-LA/local farmers to distribute food to up to 1,500 Los Angeles County residents in need. The event is open to all and Santa Monica residents who could benefit are encouraged to participate. There are no eligibility requirements. The event is strictly drive-up and recipients must wear face coverings and may not get out of their cars.

Wednesday, August 12, 9 a.m. to noon

Santa Monica Airport Interim Open Space,

Enter from Airport Avenue off of Bundy Drive

“Ensuring our community members have access to food is a critical concern right now,” said Lindsay Call, the City’s Emergency Operations Center Director. “We must continue to support our most vulnerable friends and neighbors, as we know so many are suffering the impacts of this health emergency. Santa Monica is honored to join partners in providing additional food resources and we hope our residents in need will participate on Wednesday.”

To access the food event, participants must enter Airport Avenue using Bundy Drive. Airport Avenue via 23rd Street/Walgrove Avenue will be for business access only. Airport Park parking lots will be closed to the public from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday due to event impacts. Expect increased traffic around the Santa Monica Airport, particularly around Bundy Drive at Airport Avenue.

In addition to the drive-through food distribution event on April 12, Cedar Sinai is supporting the food security efforts at the Virginia Avenue Park (VAP) Emergency Food Pantry by contributing hundreds of produce boxes to be distributed over the next several weeks. For more information about how to access the weekly food pantry at VAP, call 424-410-1354 or 310-458-8688.

Submitted by Constance Farrell, Public Information Officer