PRESS RELEASE

City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

10/29/2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 102920
Subject:
City of Long Beach Partners to Distribute Infant and Toddler Supplies
Contact:
City of Long Beach Joint Information Center
RESIDENTS: Call 562.570.INFO
jic@longbeach.gov





Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach announced that it will be allocating nearly $250,000 in Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to provide infant care items to local families and childcare providers during the pandemic. 

“The pandemic has had a significant impact on many of our local families and some are struggling to meet basic needs,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “This distribution of infant care items will alleviate some of those stressors and help take care of our city’s youngest residents.”

Working with local partners, infant care supplies, including diapers, formula, baby wipes and more will be available at weekly distributions to support families that have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. All Long Beach residents with young children, as well as Long Beach-based childcare and education providers, are eligible to receive supplies. Distributions for families will begin every Friday, starting Nov. 6 at the following sites, while supplies last:

Selected Long Beach Parks: Fridays, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Cesar E. Chavez Park (401 Golden Ave.)
El Dorado Park West (2800 N. Studebaker Rd.)
Houghton Park (6301 Myrtle Ave.)
Ernest McBride Park & Cal Rec Community Center (1550 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave.)
Silverado Park (1545 W. 31st St.)

Selected Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) School Sites: Fridays, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Addams Elementary School (256 E. Plymouth St.)
Nieto Herrera Elementary School (1620 Temple Ave.)
McKinley Elementary School (6822 Paramount Blvd.)
Roosevelt Elementary School (1574 Linden Ave.)

Note that distributions will not be held during holiday weeks.

Additional pick-up locations are expected to be added in the coming weeks. All locations will be operating in compliance with health and safety guidelines, and people are required to wear face coverings and maintain proper physical distancing. Long Beach licensed childcare and education providers interested in accessing supplies are encouraged to register to be scheduled for supply pick-ups. 

This effort is facilitated in collaboration with the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services and the Long Beach Early Childhood Education Program, Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine, The Nonprofit Partnership, The Mayor’s Fund for Education, LBUSD, the Salvation Army, and participating child care centers.

Updates on distributions, including any new distribution sites, will be available via the Mayor’s Fund for Education website. People may also find out more about supply distribution by calling the Long Beach Information Hotline at 562.570.INFO (4636).

The City received $40 million in CARES Act funding to support relief and community recovery and resiliency, of which the Long Beach City Council allocated $1 million for early childhood support.

For the latest information on COVID-19, with details on all that the City of Long Beach is doing to keep our residents safe, visit longbeach.gov/COVID19 and follow @LongBeachCity on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 

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