The City of Long Beach announced that it will be allocating nearly $250,000 in Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to provide infant care items to local families and childcare providers during the pandemic. Working with local partners, infant care supplies, including diapers, formula, baby wipes and more will be available at weekly distributions to support families that have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. All Long Beach residents with young children, as well as Long Beach-based childcare and education providers, are eligible to receive supplies. Distributions for families will begin every Friday, starting Nov. 6 at the following sites, while supplies last.
Selected Long Beach Parks: Fridays, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m:
Cesar E. Chavez Park (401 Golden Ave.
El Dorado Park West (2800 N. Studebaker Rd.)
Houghton Park (6301 Myrtle Ave.)
Ernest McBride Park & Cal Rec Community Center (1550 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave.)
Silverado Park (1545 W. 31st St.)
Selected Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) School Sites: Fridays, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Addams Elementary School (256 E. Plymouth St.)Nieto Herrera Elementary School (1620 Temple Ave.)
McKinley Elementary School (6822 Paramount Blvd.)
Roosevelt Elementary School (1574 Linden Ave.)
Additional pick-up locations are expected to be added in the coming weeks.
All locations will be operating in compliance with health and safety guidelines, and people are required to wear face coverings and maintain proper physical distancing.
Long Beach licensed childcare and education providers interested in accessing supplies are encouraged to register to be scheduled for supply pick-ups. This effort is facilitated in collaboration with the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services and the Long Beach Early Childhood Education Program, Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine, The Nonprofit Partnership, The Mayor’s Fund for Education, LBUSD, the Salvation Army, and participating child care centers.
Updates on distributions, including any new distribution sites, will be available via the Mayor’s Fund for Education website. People may also find out more about supply distribution by calling the Long Beach Information Hotline at 562.570.INFO (4636)