YWCA Glendale Repurposes Lending Library into Curbside Food Pantry to Meet Families’ Needs During COVID-19

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YWCA Glendale Repurposes Lending Library into Curbside Food Pantry to Meet Families’ Needs During COVID-19

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March 25th, 2020

(Glendale, CA) On Wednesday, March 25th, the YWCA Glendale repurposed its existing Community Lending Library Box on the corner of Lexington Drive and Geneva Street to meet the needs of its most vulnerable neighbors during the COVID-19 public health crisis and Shelter in Place Order. Non perishable food items will be stocked daily from Monday-Friday. Community members are invited to take what they need from the box – and to donate items to the box for others. The YWCA asks that everyone respect the six foot social distancing health recommendation as they retrieve items.

“During this unprecedented moment, it is important for us as an essential business service provider to do everything within our power to support our Glendale families.  Our domestic violence shelter remains open, but we have had to shift community services to phone calls and video conferencing. Our new food box is just one small way we can support families in receiving the essentials they need. We are so grateful to our friends at Glendale Kiwanis and the Vincent and Toni Espinoza family for creating the Lending Library box for us – it’s become a donation that continues to serve our community in a new and equally powerful way,” Tara Peterson, Executive Director, YWCA Glendale.

More on the YWCA Glendale:

For nearly 95 years, YWCA Glendale has been at the forefront of developing programs and solutions to address the most critical issues of our time: voting rights, civil rights, violence against women and children, and affordable housing. Its comprehensive programming includes: domestic violence emergency shelter and supportive services (case management, legal advocacy, and therapy); violence prevention education for students and our community; and workshops, events and summer camps to inspire and empower girls.

More on How to Support YWCA Glendale during COVID-19

Updates on services and organization needs will be updated in real time on the home page of www.glendaleywca.org. Financial donations can be made on the website and our Amazon wish list located on the homepage of the website details current items needed for families in our shelter.