Holy Nativity Episcopal Church in Westchester has launched a program entitled ìWe Can With One Canî to bring food to those in need.
With more than 700,000 people considered ìfood insecureî in Los Angeles County alone, the program centers around trying to encourage food donations in the community, according to the church. Whenever people go shopping, go to work, go to the gym, go to a business chamber meeting, or just run errands, they will have multiple chances to donate, church representatives said.
ìIf you have wanted to reach out but have felt that alone you could do little or you could not really decide what to do, here is your chance,î says the Reverend Peter Rood, rector of Holy Nativity. ìIf we band together as one community, we can make a difference.î
Rood calls on the public to help create as many collection points as possible in the community.
ìEncourage your group leader, pastor, boss, local merchants, hairdresser, bank manager, and gas station attendant to put out a barrel for food collection,î he said. ìEach time you leave your house, take a can ñ just one can ñ and put it into the barrels.î
Donations can be brought to Holy Nativity at 6700 West 83rd St., at the corner of Dunbarton, in Westchester for delivery or be delivered directly to Food Pantry LAX, located at 355 East Beach Ave. in Inglewood. Deliveries are taken on Tuesdays and Fridays from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Information, (310) 677-5597.