COMPTON, Calif. - The city of Compton announced it will run a drive-thru meal giveaway program funded by Dr. Dre, a Compton native, and Interscope Records co-founder Jimmy Iovine from Wednesday through June 16.
A statement said Compton will run the program with Everytable, a food company that, since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, has become a major emergency food relief resource partnering with several local agencies and organizations to provide more than 1.5 million meals to those in need throughout Los Angeles County.
The program will provide two free meals per person per day, while supplies last, according to the statement. Only Compton residents can take part and will have to show ID or a recent utility bill.
"The healthy and nutritious meals will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis, and Everytable will rotate three of its most popular menu items during the meal giveaway, including the Trap Kitchen Curry Chicken, Turkey Taco Bowl and the Chicken Tinga Bowl,'' the statement said.
The meals can be collected at the Everytable facility at 253 E. Compton Blvd. in Compton.
"Increasing access to healthy food is one of the most significant challenges, especially in times of crisis as we are currently experiencing," said Mayor Aja Brown. "The City is extremely grateful for our partners at Everytable who will help us distribute free, nutritious meals to the people and families in our community that need it the most."
Added Sam Polk, co-founder and CEO of Everytable: "While our mission has been clear from the start, our emergency food relief efforts during the past months has exposed the enormity of food insecurity in Los Angeles and our country. Through the generous support of Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, our partnership with the City of Compton and Mayor Brown will allow us to continue to provide fresh, healthy meals for the Compton community."
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