Aug 222014

Los Angeles – The feeding program for the community is back at FACLA. The Filipino American Community of Los Angeles revived the food distribution, which was a “traditional of sorts” for the Filipino-American community then. “It’s good that the feeding program and food distribution started again” Filipino World War II Veteran Orencio Salem said.

The Historic Filipinotown California Expo (HIFI CALI LLC), The Filipino Ministry of the Wilshire United Methodist Church (FM-WUMC) in cooperation with FACLA announced that they will conduct their monthly feeding program and food distribution beginning this Saturday, Aug. 23 at 10 a.m. at FACLA.

Filipino civic leader Sid Balatan said “This will be the second time that the groups will provide indigent Filipino-Americans who lived around Historic Filipinotown with free food and distribute food packages for Filipino-American clients. “We invite the seniors and the needy to come for our feeding program in FACLA at 10 a.m.

More than 30 Filipino American families availed of the feeding program of lugaw (poridge) and the food distribution held last July 26 also at FACLA, Balatan said.

Balatan, FM-WUMC Pastor Rodolfo Sumaling, Dr.Veronico Agatep, Justice for Filipino American Veterans coordinator Arturo Garcia and S4PACE President Jovy Alejandrino and other volunteers will coordinate the event on Saturday.

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