Checkbox-571: #1, #4, #5
Legal-name: The Salvation Army Long Beach Community Center
Address: 3060 Long Beach Blvd.
City: Long Beach
Officer-title: Captain, Commanding Corps Officer
Annual: $1.3 million
Contacttitle: Community Programs Director
GrantPurpose: We respectfully request funding to purchase food and other items for our Food Pantry to meet the increasing demand, as specific funding has come in designated for SENIORS, this money will be used for families and individuals experiencing food insecurity due to the COVID-19 crisis.
Periodoftime: May 18-July 10, 2020
Audienceserved: Low-income families and individuals, homeless, Veterans, elderly, those experiencing food insecurity, and those with compromised immune systems due to the COVID-19 crisis.
Demoofaudience: All ages, all ethnicities, low-income/no-income, and all those with food insecurity.
Numberofserved: 1,000-2,000/week (see attached stats from past 7 weeks)
District: ALL Districts
Question1: We have been providing food boxes (includes meats, cheese, milk, eggs, fruits, vegetables, bread, and nonperishables as available) for families and food bags for homeless individuals. We also have been delivering food boxes to seniors and those who are quarantined because of compromised immune systems. We have been issuing referrals to The Salvation Army’s Bell Shelter and other local shelters. Additionally, we have been providing toiletry/hygiene kits, cleaning supplies, baby food, formula, diapers, water, pet food, and TAP cards as available.
Question2: A multiplication of that listed above, because of the higher demand during COVID-19, including an increase in food and other items being delivered.
Question3: MHALA, Aspiranet, VA, government senior housing (Carmelitos and 8 other low-income housing units), Villages at Cabrillo, all low-income, homeless, and food insecure at this time. We have also spread the word to local schools, on social media, and other community partners that are connecting clients or picking up food for clients which has driven the number of our families even higher.
Question4: We are grateful to be a recipient of the Long Beach Coronavirus Relief Grant that helped cover the first 8 weeks of our response. We respectfully request an additional grant for the next 8 weeks.
In addition, we have received the following recovery funds:
$10,000 grant from The Salvation Army emergency disaster account held at Headquarters
$1,000 donation from Signal Hill Petroleum
$5,000 from Long Beach Rotary
$500 Altrusa International Club
Individual gifts from donors toward recovery purposes.
DESIGNATED FOR SENIORS:
$10,000 Supervisor Janice Hahn
$20,000 SCAN (to be received)
Question5: None that have not been received.