Since the COVID-19 pandemic closed schools, non-essential businesses and many services, the City of Lynwood’s Department of Recreation and Community Services has kept an eye out for our residents.
Since mid-March, the Department has served more than 70,000 meals through the Grab n’ Go Youth Meals Program and the senior meals home delivery program.
The Youth Meals Program, which started during the school year and continued as the Summer Meals Program has provided two meals every Monday-Friday. In the last two weeks alone, the City provided about 550 meals a day at the Henning Youth Center and 900 meals a day at the Avalos Community Center. This program is open to all youth 1-18 years and requires no registration.
About 1,650 meals per week are delivered to the homes of Lynwood’s seniors through the City and the Human Services Association. Seniors can get program information by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Besides meal delivery, the City of Lynwood has not forgotten about its seniors during the public health emergency. The Recreation & Community Services Department also makes sure our seniors are doing well with other programming including:
-Bi-Weekly “ConFriends” Call – Seniors can call in to a special conference call number to chat with their senior center friends and hear about the latest resources for seniors.
-Birthday Card Program – Registered Senior Center seniors receive a personalized birthday card (and small treat) during their birthday month through the meal delivery program.
-Recreation & Community Services Department staff make personal check-in calls with each registered senior each week to make sure they are well and have the resources they need.
Keeping our residents safe and healthy is a priority for the City of Lynwood. Thanks to our Recreation and Community Services team working with our youth and seniors!