Community feeding community program relaunched in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles

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Little Tokyo Community Council Relaunches Community Feeding Community Program

The program provides meals for workers impacted by COVID-19 closures while supporting small businesses in Little Tokyo

LOS ANGELES – The Little Tokyo Community Council (LTCC) is proud to relaunch its Community Feeding Community (CFC) in response to Los Angeles’ county closure of outdoor dining establishments and recently imposed stay-at-home order. The program provides free meals for those whose jobs were impacted by COVID-19 closures while supporting small businesses in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo neighborhood by purchasing and distributing meals within the community.

First launched in April of this year in response to the pandemic that forced restrictive access of essential businesses like restaurants, LTCC developed the CFC program to help sustain local businesses while supporting those in need.

Donations are collected to buy meals from Little Tokyo restaurants that are distributed free of charge to workers whose jobs were directly affected by the crisis.

The program has distributed close to 6,700 meals and supported 75 local businesses to date. In partnership with East West Players, Visual Communications and LA Artcore, CFC hopes to also reach artists and those in the creative fields whose livelihoods have been impacted by the pandemic.

Meals are distributed every Saturday from 2 – 4 p.m. at 327 East Second Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. The menu rotates weekly and advanced reservations are required to reserve a time slot to pick-up meals.

Reservations open every Tuesday before the upcoming Saturday distribution date and close on Friday at 5 p.m. The CFC program will continue to provide meals for as long as the donations allow, there is no set end date to the program at this time.

People whose jobs were impacted by COVID-19 can reserve a meal online at littletokyola.org/cfc.

For those wishing and able to make a donation to CFC to pay for a meal, please visit littletokyola.org/cfc. For $15, you can give back and help feed someone who brought a smile to your lunch break, served your favorite drink or dish during happy hour, or made your morning coffee exactly how you imagined it. 100% of donations go directly to workers in need and supporting small businesses.