Thank you CBS News Los Angeles for featuring our Healthy Families event!
On Saturday, May 23rd, 2020, Gasol Foundation teamed up with World Central Kitchen at the Forum in Inglewood, California for our Healthy Families event. The purpose of the event was to bring immediate relief and healthy solutions to families impacted by COVID-19. We are proud to share that we provided over 4,000 healthy and fresh grab-and-go meals to vulnerable children and families. We also provided more than 3,000 backpacks from Jansport complete with Gasol Foundation activites to keep kids active and healthy at-home.
Not only was the event made possbile through generous support of donars and partners, including Baby2Baby, who donated 30,000 diapers and wipes. Additionally, many other organizations provided volunteer support including the Woodcraft Rangers, Hawthorne/Lennox Rotary Club, and the students from Cal State Los Angeles and Cal State Long Beach. We are so grateful to see so many organizations and individuals come together to help families when they need it most.
COVID-19 has derailed the lives of children and families all over the world. We are happy we could provide some aid, we well as a glimpse of hope at a time when it may be hard to find.
If you would like to learn more on the coronavirus and its effects on childhood obesity, check out our article Coronavirus Qurantine: How COVID-19 Affects Childhood Obesity, Healthy Habits and Vulnerable Populations
If you would like to support Gasol Foundation programs, you can donate at https://donate.gasolfoundation.org/