LOS ANGELES (CNS) - More than 1.5 million Thanksgiving meals will be distributed to Los Angeles Unified School District families in need today through the district's Grab n Go centers.
“This effort sounds like something out of the Guinness Book of World Records because I don't think any relief program has ever provided a million and a half meals in just one day,'' Superintendent Austin Beutner said Monday.
A list of Grab n Go locations can be found at achieve.lausd.net/Page/16904.
Manish Singh, director of LAUSD Food Services, said the district has delivered 80 million meals to families in need since the onset of the pandemic in March.
The meals to be distributed Wednesday will include sliced turkey, mashed potatoes with gravy and green beans. Meatless meals are available for students and families who request them in advance.
“It's been a team effort, which has helped us to get to that point, and I'm so grateful that we got this opportunity to serve our families,'' Singh said.
Beutner also said the district is partnering with Entercom Communications to help raise money to provide gifts and clothes to LAUSD families in need over the holiday season. People can text GIVER to 76278 to donate or visit LAStudentsMostInNeed.org for more information.
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