Ontario nonprofit seeks donations to continue food giveaways

April 30, 2020 / Comments (0)

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Lampkin Foundation accepting cash, food for grocery baskets during coronavirus pandemic

By STEVE SCAUZILLO | sscauzillo@scng.com | San Gabriel Valley TribunePUBLISHED: April 30, 2020 at 4:31 p.m. | UPDATED: April 30, 2020 at 4:34 p.m.

As a cancer patient, her treatments have left her immunocompromised, so much so that she’d carefully plan her trips to the market to limit human interactions.

Since the novel coronavirus pandemic hit, Billie-Jean Ruiz found herself stuck in her downtown Ontario home, unable to access the market to buy food or pick up prescriptions. In mid-March, she stumbled on a social media post from the D’Andre D. Lampkin Foundation.

“These amazing people gave me a hot meal and some supplies, like flour and some rolls of toilet paper,” she said in an interview Wednesday, April 29. Now, they check in on her by phone, and sometimes deliver groceries and medications to her doorstep.

Ruiz, 49, who lives alone, is part of a range of people who have come to rely on meals and grocery baskets from the foundation for their basic needs. Others include undocumented residents who are afraid to reach out for help and workers laid off or furloughed from restaurants, retail stores and distribution centers, said Tom Burciaga, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church’s liaison with the foundation.

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