The GPIA Senior and Homebound Lunch Program will be winding down on Saturday, June 20. Our thanks go out to Gilbert Cedillo for the funding, the Greater Cypress Park Neighborhood Council for their support and Lemon Poppy Kitchen for cooking up the wonderful meals all of which helped us successfully feed more than 40 of our neighbors for over two months.
With the funding nearing depletion, we’ve arranged for all the seniors on our program in Cypress Park and Glassell Park, as well a handful of seniors in Eagle Rock, to continue to receive food support through the Mexican American Opportunity Foundation, MAOF.
It must be noted that the key element that allowed us to reach out and support our neighbors was our volunteers. I have been both humbled and impressed by the care and compassion of our volunteers, all neighbors who answered the call to help. Each of them made arrangements in their lives so they could dedicate time to help their neighbors and contribute to their community.
Along with Bill Cody from CD1, Clint Birdsong, President of GCPNC and Lemon Poppy Kitchen, we thank; Jennifer Campbell, Diana Lannes, Karima Taylor, Heather Sabin, Julie Williams, Isaiah Soto, Patricia Rigney, Hannah Dunham, Hector Pino, Kim Haden, Amanda Toppe Lopez, Carol Garcia, Teresa Roman, Roberto Ayala, Robert Rivera and Bryan Kramer.
We hope to hold onto the volunteers who can remain available to help us with our latest effort.
The GPIA has received funding from the GCPNC through a Neighborhood Purpose Grant that will allow us to buy and distribute bags of supplies to our neighbors for additional support. Each bag will contain a variety of goods that are needed on a daily basis such as toiletries, non-perishables, pet supplies, hand sanitizers and masks.
So we still need volunteers. If you have a couple hours you can spare, one day a week, over a few weeks, please jump in and give us a hand.
Glassell Park Improvement Association (GPIA)