Date: April 15, 2020
Source: Orange County Breeze
Senator Ling Ling Chang (R-Diamond Bar) and La Brea Bakery teamed up to distribute more than 36,000 White Sandwich Rolls, Telera Sliders, and Holiday Stuffing Rolls to more than 30 different organizations, ranging from senior citizen centers, food banks, community resource centers, community colleges, school districts, and churches in Senate District 29.
“We are all in this together to support our neighbors, families and businesses in need,” said Senator Ling Ling Chang. “Due to COVID-19, an increasing number of families are facing food insecurity and food pantries are experiencing a drop-off in donations. I’m humbled to partner with La Brea Bakery to get food on tables and offer families in California’s Senate District 29 a hand-up during these tough and challenging economic times.”
Following the physical distancing guideline and other strict protocol, Senator Chang’s staff rolled up their sleeves, donned masks, and wore gloves to distribute thousands of food to the various non-profits that stopped by her Brea office to pick up food. Those who came to pick up the food had to schedule an appointment with her office.
“Bread has been a staple of family meals for generations,” said Christopher Woo, Vice President of ARYZTA, which owns La Brea Bakery. “Since 1989, La Brea Bakery has nourished Southern Californian families with our wholesome artisan bread, whether it was through our high quality Take and Bake loaves and rolls at the grocery stores or our hearty meals at the La Brea Bakery Café in Downtown Disney. When we heard that Senator Chang was undertaking her tremendous efforts in distributing essentials to community members during these times of need, we wanted to contribute to this noble cause and continue supporting our La Brea Bakery customers, who we consider our family.”
Since COVID-19 outbreak, Senator Chang has authored legislation to expand paid family leave and hosted three grocery distributions and an elderly care drive.