LAFC is continuing to be a force for good in the community during a difficult time. On Tuesday, the Club teamed with partners Legends and the LAFC Foundation to donate fresh fruits and vegetables to local community partner Union Rescue Mission.
“We wanted to support our local community during this time of hardship and need,” said LAFC Director of Community Relations Aida Morrow. “Union Rescue Mission focuses on helping men, women, and children experiencing homelessness. As a force for good in our local community, we wanted to align with an organization that is working to make a difference in our city.”
The food donated to the mission was originally purchased for LAFC’s upcoming matches at Banc of California Stadium. Due to the suspension of the MLS season and the urgent need for such supplies, the Club and its partners felt donating the perishable goods would be the greatest help to the surrounding community.
“Union Rescue Mission is based in downtown LA and speaks true of LAFC’s goal to positively impact the heart of Los Angeles,” Morrow said. “Throughout our growing partnership, LAFC has donated food and clothing, served food at URM’s events, and thrown a holiday party for their residents.
“We want to continue that partnership with the help of Legends and the LAFC Foundation by supporting Union Rescue Mission’s ongoing efforts to care for the homeless population in and around downtown Los Angeles.”
For more information on Union Rescue Mission and how you can help, visit www.urm.org. And for more community information, including the latest COVID-19 news, tips to stay safe, and updates from state and local officials, go to publichealth.lacounty.gov or bookmark lafc.com/covid-19.