Food insecurity mitigated by pop-up food pantries in L.A. County.

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Community Resource Centers, jointly-operated by L.A. Care Health Plan and Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan, is rolling out a series of drive-thru and walk-up food pantry events across Los Angeles County in response to the growing food insecurity burdening nearly every community. The food distribution events are free and open to everyone. To maximize their food insecurity efforts, the Community Resource Centers will sponsor community based organizations that are already holding pop-up food pantries, and will also host their own drive-thru food distribution events in the neighborhoods they serve.  To read more click here and go to California News.

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