In conjunction with Coastal Cleanup Day Saturday, Sept. 25, the Latitude 33 housing complex in Marina del Rey is hosting a fundraiser featuring more than 25 Los Angeles area food trucks and benefiting Heal the Bay and the International Bird Rescue Research Center.
Open to the public, the fundraiser event will be held directly following the 21st annual Coastal Cleanup from noon to 4 p.m. onsite at Latitude 33, a 122-unit modern beach-inspired community at 330 Washington Blvd., Marina del Rey. Proceeds from the event, including 10 percent of all food truck sales as well as all attendee donations, will benefit Santa Monica-based Heal the Bay and the International Bird Rescue Research Center.
Celebrity TV host Carson Daly, an avid supporter of Heal the Bay, will promote both the Coastal Cleanup Day and Latitude 33 food truck festival events on NBC’s “Last Call” With Carson Daly show, which will broadcast nationwide every weeknight, in a request for further donations for the environmental organizations.
Food trucks confirmed for the event include: the Grilled Cheese Truck, Papas Tapas, Big Swirl, Fry Smith, Del’s Lemonade, Vesuvio, India Jones, Crepe n Around, Ahn Joo, World Fare, Buttermilk Truck, Lake Street Creamery, Morsels Truck, Border Grill, Dosa Truck, the Sweets Truck, DimSum Truck, Organic Oasis, DogtownDogs, Get Shaved Ice, Slice Truck and Canters.
Heal the Bay’s Coastal Cleanup Day is part of an annual international event drawing volunteers in more than 90 countries in a worldwide effort to clean and protect the world’s beaches and waterways. The Los Angeles Coastal Cleanup event is expected to draw upwards of 14,000 volunteers in a concerted effort to clean the beaches of Southern California.
The closest clean-up sites to the Latitude 33 event will be the Grand Canal Lagoon in Venice at 3300 Strongs Drive and the Venice Beach Pier at Washington Boulevard and Ocean Front Walk.
For additional locations, www.healthebay.org/volunteer/ccd/2010/locations/.
Information on Latitude 33, www.Latitude33LA.com/.