The Los Angeles Food Policy Council hosted the 9th Annual Food Day at LA City Hall on Friday, October 25, 2019. The theme was Currents of Food: Changing the Food System Through Art and Culture.
American Friends Service Committee’s Roots for Peace and All Peoples were selected as Councilmember Price’s Good Food Champion and presented with certificates during the event. Mayor Garcetti attended the event and spoke about “LA’s Green New Deal” – a sustainability plan to continue and accelerate the city’s efforts to combat climate change.
Additionally, attendees enjoyed the Food Day Art and Culture Showcase that featured local artists that create work about food and social issues.
Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard made a recent stop by All Peoples to take a tour of the Community Farm with Executive Director Saundra Bryant. The Congresswoman was able to speak with local families that are directly involved in growing produce.
About All Peoples Community Center
All Peoples Community Center (All Peoples) is an all-encompassing neighborhood center whose mission is to provide social services and programs that empower individuals and promote community, respect, and self-determination for all.
Founded in 1942, All Peoples has served as a true safe haven and trusted place for low-income children and families in South Los Angeles. Today, All Peoples provides a myriad of social and educational services to more than 6,600 people per year in its 20,000-square-foot center located in a residential area of South LA’s Vernon-Central neighborhood, immediately south of downtown Los Angeles. Services are designed to achieve the following goals: to help children succeed at each stage of development; to strengthen and support individuals and families and build community; to prevent violence and crime in the community and the home; to address the root causes of gang involvement; to provide job training and create job opportunities; and to help seniors stay active and engaged.
All Peoples is a vibrant hub of activity for children, youth, and families six days a week, year-round. Services include licensed extended day childcare, after school programs, academic tutoring, a computer lab, summer camp, summer jobs, an alternative high school, workforce development and career assistance, financial literacy and education, parenting classes, domestic violence support groups, food distribution, a community micro-garden, a senior volunteer program, and more.
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