BAPS Charities Donates 1,000 pounds of food to Assembly member Eloise Gómez Reyes’ drive-thru food giveaway on MLK Day
Assembly member Reyes shared a reminder about the spirit of MLK Day and shared her gratitude to BAPS Charities. “On this day, it is so inspiring to see so many come together to help our community. As the pandemic continues, we need to do more and more of these types of events, especially as food insecurity increases in our community. Thank you for joining us today to make a difference.”
As a part of a focus on food insecurity perpetuated by the pandemic, BAPS Charities in Los Angeles mobilized food donations to homeless shelters, food banks, and low-income communities. BAPS Charities thanks all of the volunteers and donors of diverse ages and backgrounds who came together to help the community.
Samay and Niyati Patel, both siblings and BAPS Charities volunteers that live in the area volunteered their time for the event. “Service is a powerful way to commemorate and honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We are honored to be BAPS Charities volunteers and humbled to spend our day serving our community during these unprecedented times.”
Donations were collected while observing appropriate masking and social distance guidelines to protect the health of everyone involved. BAPS Charities volunteers all across the US and around the world are finding ways to help their communities. From the distribution of food to the donations of N95 masks to hospitals to providing monetary assistance to charitable organizations, BAPS Charities aims to support local communities.