Today, Compton Chamber of Commerce is proud to have served 100,000 residents in our region, collecting, packaging, curbside distributing and delivering food and hygiene items. We would like to extend our gratitude to the Chamber President Dr. Lestean M. Johnson for tirelessly managing the entire program. This program would not have been a success without her selfless leadership and unwavering dedication. Also, volunteers are the backbone to all food pantries. Without the hands-on support of countless volunteers, this program could not have completed such a monumental task.
Compton Chamber thanks every food donor for their generous food donations. The Chamber also thanks the sponsors for their generous assistance with continual transportation vehicles; both trucks for major food donation pick-ups, and for vans used to distribute food to partner organizations across Compton, as well as delivery to senior group homes.
Compton Chamber of Commerce is fully committed to fighting hunger through community partnerships with the Compton United Response Effort (CURE), and the City officials. We closely monitor the ongoing developments in our region as it pertains to COVID-19 (coronavirus), and are committed to ensure that everyone in our community has access to fresh nutritious food.
As the pandemic continues into 2021, Mayor Aja Brown has committed to a new permanent location for the Compton Food Pantry managed by the Chamber. The Mayor has announced her commitment with a post on Instagram last week.
As of February 1, 2021, the Chamber will go on with the pantry operation at its new "permanent" site at the Lueders Park Community Center located at 1500 East Rosecrans Ave. in Compton. Hours of operation at the new site will be Wednesday through Saturday from 10am to 2pm.
An official press release will be published soon.