A Home for Someone Homeless

I’m at Roger Jessup Park to look at the Community Garden when I spot it. I’m not really sure what this mailbox is receiving mail for, but because it’s right next to the porta potties and where this person’s card is, it looks like this is their home. It is almost domestic. It looks likeContinue reading “A Home for Someone Homeless”

Can We Talk About Food?

Food Insecurity  – it is a fancy way for saying “I could go hungry or be unable to feed my family”. Food is a main part of human budgets. Food is fuel, medicine, community, and comfort – but without food, a person will surely die. Almost 13% of Americans are “Food Insecure”. Food insecurity: “LimitedContinue reading “Can We Talk About Food?”

The Importance of Food to Health

Food is a necessary ingredient to sustaining human life. It is also culturally defined the community experience, a family gathering point, personal history, exercise and activity, a component of wellness, a social event, currency, crafts, and employment. (Paraphrased from Chef Richard Weinroth) Food is expensive – even with coupons and food stamps. It is evenContinue reading “The Importance of Food to Health”

MEND Gala Wrap Up

Every well run fundraiser is well planned. Sometime in September the lights stay on for late Wednesday evening meetings at the MEND center on San Fernando. I have never been a “lady who lunches”, instead I am a “lady who grabs my kid from daycare, zooms through McDonald’s and rushes up a flight of stairsContinue reading “MEND Gala Wrap Up”

Karsplus Warehouse – just, no.

Oops. In an earlier post if I spelled the name wrong of the car store. I know that the story is true because it happened to a friend of mine who then posted a review on Yelp. The car store has harassed her for posting her story. People who are low-income have a hard timeContinue reading “Karsplus Warehouse – just, no.”

Pacoima Food Pantries

Note: Pantry distribution dates and times are subject to change. Please call the pantry to verify that this information is current. Most pantries serve according to geographical service area. Food pantry clients should bring photo identification with them to the pantry. The identification should show client’s current residential address. Some pantries have an application processContinue reading “Pacoima Food Pantries”

This week out of the Welfare office

In the welfare office things are as predicated … The super large former gang banger is collecting toys for his side charity work. My boss snickers when I mention that some individual recognition for my quality of work would be both shocking and appreciated. Administration remains oblivious that actual people work and create the number inContinue reading “This week out of the Welfare office”

Local activism

Dear @fuentds4la, I love Pacoima and bought a home here but now there is talk of gentrification what are the plans to keep the low income families in their homes and what’s the plan to boost mom and pop businesses and reduce crime. Let’s work together to make Pacoima a place of universal pride soContinue reading “Local activism”

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