Sonali Kolhatkar speaks with Trinity Tran, a volunteer with Urban Partners Los Angeles and Lead Organizer at California Public Banking Alliance
As the number of Americans being laid off in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic skyrockets into the millions, food insecurity for the most vulnerable people is rising just as fast.
Stepping in to the vacuum of government-assistance are local food banks, who are now facing the challenge of mobilizing volunteers at a time of required social distancing.
In Los Angeles, California, the organization Urban Partners LA is leading the way with a weekly food distribution program that puts 25,000 pounds of food into the hands of those who need it.
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