Compton Chamber of Commerce Issued Statement In Response To Scurrilous Social Media Attacks

Compton Chamber of Commerce issued the below statement in response to scurrilous Fake News social media attacks related to alleged claims of food waste and other irregularities at the Chamber operated Compton Food Pantry.

Press Release


Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Contact: Dennis Aytekin

Digital Media Manager

Compton Chamber of Commerce

Phone: (310) 631-8611 or (714) 841-3932


Compton, CA— As one of Compton’s oldest (founded in 1923) and the most effective business advocacy organizations and one the most civic minded public benefit organizations in the region, the Compton Chamber of Commerce is compelled to defend its reputation against slanderous attempts of defamation. Let’s be clear, this entire smear campaign is about intimidating and suppressing the ability of this honorable organization of great legacy to service the people in need, and eventually to seize control of the pantry operations for personal and/or political gain, or simple bumptiousness.

So that the Chamber leadership is unambiguously clear, as Jesus said in the Bible, John 8:32, “And ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.” Therefore, we ask the members of our community, the residents and the businesses of the great City of Compton, to always bear these words in mind, and strive for the truth.

In the late hours of last Sunday, on March 14th, it was brought to our attention that a photograph was circulating on social media platforms what appeared to be some dozen of produce crates filled with food having been thrown away in a dumpster outside the new location of "Compton Food Pantry" in Compton's Lueders Park. This deceptive photograph must have been taken sometime during day time on Sunday, March 14th.

Before we get into the meat of our statement, we must add that a picture can say a thousand words, and for some, that means everything. When you get a glimpse of a photograph, the only thing you can know for sure is what is presented to you to see. What happens before a "set up" photograph is taken may remain a mystery forever unless challenged by the effected party and the factual truth is put forward.