Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Molina to Volunteer at Food Bank to Observe Cesar Chavez Birthday




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                CONTACT:  Angie Castro, Molina’s Office

                                                                                       (213) 703-2823 mobile






Food Bank is Authorized Census Questionnaire Assistance Center



WHAT:            As part of the County’s Cesar Chavez Community Service Week, Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina will join County employees and Church volunteers to package and distribute food boxes provided by the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.  The church distributes food packages to 150 families weekly. 


Census workers are also on site to assist the public with Census form questions at this authorized Census Questionnaire Assistance Center (QAC). 


WHEN:            March 31, 2009 at 11:00 a.m.


WHERE:         My Friend’s Church

6525 Norwalk Boulevard, West Whittier, 90606


WHO:              -  Supervisor Gloria Molina

-  County Employees

-  Church and Community Volunteers


WHY:              “Families across the county are relying on food banks for daily meals now more

than ever, and I look forward to being a part of this special project on
Cesar Chavez’ birthday,” said Molina. “County employees are also helping ensure a complete count in L.A. County so that we get our fair share of federal funding for food banks, hospitals, schools, road improvements and other vital public service programs.” 


Molina said, “In honor of Cesar Chavez’ legacy of service to others, County employees volunteer one day in the community during our annual tradition of community service – it is our way of observing this significant Holiday in a meaningful and significant way.”


Instead of taking a day off, County employees volunteer a day in the community during the County’s annual Cesar Chavez Community Service Week.  In addition to the traditional service projects, the County family is working in partnership with community volunteers to urge local residents to fill out and return their Census questionnaires.  The County’s 9th Annual Cesar Chavez Week is being observed March 29 to April 2, 2010.


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