If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be? Many of us wouldn’t answer community engagement coordinator, but for Natalie Flores it is devastatingly effective. Flores was among millions in Los Angeles whose lives were upended due to the Coronavirus pandemic. She went from relationship-building and inspiring at-risk youth to being a paper pusher.
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Grace Assembly Church of God in Los Angeles is staying connected to community and church members through their bi-weekly food distribution. The Community Food Assistance program is in response to many families and individuals difficulty purchasing groceries.
We shouldn’t take lightly the lives lost to COVID-19, and its devastating effects on the global community. In contrast, the pandemic ushered in a rejuvenation for life. As we were told to “stay inside and save lives,” more people flocked to the outdoors. Families were seen biking, walking, and laughing together. Kids finally stepped away
The role of food recovery organizations is to rescue food that would typically be thrown away, by grocery stores, restaurants, and farmers markets, and routing the excess back into the community. The concept of gleaning goes back to biblical times, when the poor were allowed to gather grain that had fallen to the ground. Now, gleaning refers