Legal-name: Long Beach Local
Address: 2714 California Avenue
City: Long Beach
Organizational-status: 501(c)(3) nonprofit
Officer: Sasha Kanno, Executive Director
ContactName: Sasha Kanno
Title: Executive Director
GrantPurpose: With this grant, Long Beach Local, a non-profit urban farm Farm Lot 59, will provide meals to residents of the Elizabeth Ann Seton Residence who are transitioning from homelessness.
Periodoftime: Six weeks
Audienceserved: Formerly homeless families, pregnant women, and elderly and disabled individuals
Numberofserved: 110-130 per week
District: Our farm and the Elizabeth Ann Seton Residence (EASR) are located in District 7, but the benefit is citywide.
1. What disaster recovery service have already been provided? : On March 30th, along with a chef partner we prepared and served 114 farm fresh meals to EASR residents and staff. The organic soup and fresh bread was made specifically for them using nutrient rich organic farm produce, whole food and sustainable meat.
2. What disaster recovery service will be provided by this grant? : This grant will allow us to continue to provide much needed meals to EASR residents and staff for a total of six weeks.
3. What individuals (and/or organizations) will you assist? We will be serving residents of EASR, which is operated by Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, Inc. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on these at-risk individuals has been significant. They have experienced job losses, school closures, and difficulties in obtaining social and medical services because of the stay at home orders, among other issues. Many in our community are experiencing these same hardships, but they have a particularly severe impact on EASR residents who are still working their way from homelessness to self-sufficiency.
4. What other disaster recovery funds have you received? What amount?: We received a private donation of $7,000 to fund the first three weeks of our effort. No other assistance has been received.
5. What other disaster recovery funds have you applied for?: We have not yet applied for any other disaster recovery funds. We are actively soliciting additional public and private donations to be able to expand the program to provide more meals for the duration of the pandemic.