Hundreds of Americans Line Up for Food Bank Handouts in LA and Pennsylvania

April 29, 2020

Hundreds of Americans lined up to access much-needed food handouts in Los Angeles and Prospect, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday.

Masses of cars waited in line for the drive-thru food giveaway in Pico Rivera, California, as volunteers sporting face masks, gloves and high-vis jackets helped dish out supplies.

Over in Prospect, vehicles were seen snaking through the Big Butler Fairgrounds. It comes as millions of people across America lose their jobs amid the coronavirus pandemic and households have been thrown into turmoil.

The City of Angels’ reputation for being one of the wealthiest parts of the US – home to the Hollywood elite – appears to be a distant memory, as residents waited to access food to be able to feed their families.

Photos revealed cars lining up along the edge of deserted basketball courts and an empty football field at the shuttered Ruben Salazar High School.

An aerial photo revealed a community pool – which would usually be packed full of people enjoying the heatwave – lying abandoned and covered over, as people flocked to the area not for a swim but to sit in their cars and line up alongside it to enter the food bank area.

Gallons of milk were passed through car windows, at the event run by the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and the city Tuesday.

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