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Drive-Thru Food Distribution Event 6/26/21

June 26th, 2021

PRESS RELEASE

The Long Beach Bacolod  Association (LBBA) with the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department (LASD)’s Community Advisory Council  (CAC)) galvanizes numerous FilAm organizations and community leaders in a massive Drive-Thru Food Distribution  at Saint Barnabas Catholic  Church located at 3995 Orange Ave, Long Beach CA 90807. Over 1,000 food boxes were distributed in just two hours.  

Over 100 volunteers from The Kalayaan, Incorporated (Lady Hope President), the Philippine Women’s Club (Cora Aragon, President) , Knights of Columbus (Greg Czopek, Deputy Grand Knight), Manny Pacquiao Foundation ( Joe Sisson, Executive Director), Mabuhay Credit Union (Frederick Docdocil), Philippine American Law Enforcement Organization (Ron Lizardo and Madison Lizardo) St Barnabas Philippine American Association( Vice President Helen Cajayon) ,  St Barnabas CANA Movement (Tito Ruferzo), Filipino American Community of Los Angeles of FACLA (Trinity Foliente), Wives of the LASD (Rachel Camacho), Philippine Nurses Association of Southern California (PNASC) (Roland Santos,President & Vicky Perez De Leon , Past President/Advisor, PNASC  WLA  Subchapter) and the Philippine Consulate General (Deputy Consul Ambrosio Enciso 111) all came together as one volunteer group to distribute food to the needy.

Gold Star Moms (families whose relatives died in the line of duty) of Long Beach received over 150 boxes of food. A special thank you was given to Sheriff Alex Villanueva by Gold Star Mom’s Catherine Trevino and Sandra Aceves, both residents of the Gold Star Manor in Long Beach.

In addition to Sheriff Alex Villanueva special thanks were also given by Assemblyman Patrick O’Donnell’s chief of staff, Shane Weaver, Long Beach City Councilman Al  Austin, Carson Mayor Pro Tem Jim Dear, Korean Consul General Kyung Jae Park, Philippine Deputy Consul Ambrosio Enciso, and Philippine Cultural Officer Dolor Sales . Also present were District Attorney candidate Jonathan Hatami and California Attorney General Candidate Eric Early. Special mention goes to Marc Ang of Asian Business to Business and Long Beach Parks Commissioner David Zanatta.

Special thanks to the host of the food distribution event, Saint Barnabas’ Father Antony Gaspar and Business Manager Sam Christi.

Los Angeles County Sheriff Department (LASD)  Community Advisory Council (CAC) is a non-profit organization to promote  positive community relations to the diverse community of Los Angeles County. Food drives have been averaging two a month.

The Long Beach Bacolod Association (LBBA) is part of the Sister Cities of Long Beach, Inc and was formed to promote good will and community relations between Long Beach and Bacolod. The LBBA is open to all residents of Long Beach its theme is overcoming adversity through perseverance.I In the past 30 days, the LBBA has tripled its membership among FilAm residents living in Long Beach.

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