Connecting COVID-19 Vulnerable Populations for Groceries, Meals and More
LA County Grant Meal Program
The Topanga Community Center is teaming up with 3rd District LA County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl to help our neighbors in need. We are launching a meal program and invite you to take part.
What’s it about?
The program provides FREE MEALS made by local businesses three days a week.
Anyone living in Topanga affected by COVID-19 qualifies for a meal.
Start date: July 13th 2020. Meals will be served on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays for anyone in Topanga affected by COVID-19. Pickup is at the library at a time best for you between 3:30-5:00pm.
We know some residents are home bound or unable to make it to the library. Anyone may pick up on your behalf if you need that done.
How to get a meal:
Fill out the form below! We are only using this for our own TCC accounting. We want to be able to tell our restaurants how many meals to make and need to account for them for the grant.
Ways to fill out the form:
- Online. Click the link below to complete the form online.
- Print the form and turn in at Waterlily Cafe or Cafe 27.
- Over the phone. Call the TCC at 310-455-1980 and leave us a message. Tell us your name and which days you would like a meal, and if you are not picking up personally, who will be getting your meals for you. Then come on the first day of meal service to complete the rest of the information.
- In person. You do not need to pre-register, but pre-registration will guarantee your meal. If you would rather register in person, simply come to the library on the first day of meal service.
The Canyon Sages have been working with programs such as Meals on Wheels — hoping to get meals to those unable to cook who reside in the canyon. As you can imagine, these programs are experiencing delays due to the demand, but rather than wait some local heroes are stepping up to heed the call to action.
Lifelong Topangan and TCC member Kristina Rocco Levy has emerged as a hero for many in the canyon. Levy, whose family name is a canyon favorite, recognized the need for a home cooked meal. Rocco’s Cucina in Topanga has changed hands, but Rocco’s Cucina in Pacific Palisades is cranking out meals to go every day.
While we wait for the Meals on Wheels program to begin in the canyon, Levy and her team have coordinated with the TCC’s Canyon Sages to identify those who need it most, and is preparing meals 3 times a week for more than 30 seniors in need until the Meals on Wheels program is able to serve this population.
Levy does this out of the kindness of her heart, but if you can, please consider ordering a meal from Rocco’s Cucina (they deliver Monday-Saturday in the canyon from 5-6:30 at Pine Tree Circle and it’s always good to support our local businesses in a time like this) or donating for the cause to the Topanga Community Center and denote “meals” when making your donation, or send funds to Kristina Levy directly via venmo @Kristina-Levy.
Thank you for your support!
Helping Vulnerable Populations with Groceries,etc.
COVID-19 has changed the way we’ll be living for the immediate future and we want do do what we can to connect our most vulnerable canyon populations with neighbors who are willing to help them. The TCC and Canyon Sages are coordinating an effort to connect these parties. If you can help or you need help, please click the appropriate button below. We will do our best to match you with someone within 24 hours.
Thank you, together we will get through this!
COVID-19 Information Sources
We would like to remind everyone that the TCC is providing this as a community matching service in an earnest attempt to help our neighbors. Please exercise every possible precaution to help prevent the spread of this virus.