In order to ease the situation in the greater Compton region, the Compton Chamber of Commerce set up a Food Pantry in March 2020 serving Seniors, Disabled, and Veterans during the early days of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Today, we are proud to share with the greater Compton community that Compton Chamber of Commerce has collected, packaged, curbside distributed and delivered food and hygiene items to over 100,000 residents in our region.
This effort is organized under the auspices of Compton Mayor's office as part of the Compton United Response Effort (CURE). The program is supported by a caring number of Compton based non-profit organizations, churches and community groups and sponsored by private parties.
We thank the leadership of Compton Chamber of Commerce for supporting this life saving mission critical operation.
We thank every food donor for their generous food donations. We also thank our sponsors for their generous assistance with continual transportation vehicles; both trucks for major food donation pick-ups, and for vans used distribute food to partner organizations across Compton as well as delivery to senior group homes.
We thank our countless volunteers without whom we could not have accomplished this monumental task.
We would like to extend our gratitude to the Mayor Aja Brown and the City Manager Craig J. Cornwell for providing adequate space for this monumental operation.
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.
We closely monitor the ongoing developments in our region as it pertains to COVID-19 (coronavirus), and continue to work with the Compton United Response Effort (CURE), the City officials and our community partners to ensure that everyone in our community has access to food.