A number of food banks for striking janitors have gone up around town, where donations of canned and other nonperishable foods are welcome. Donations are tax-deductible, as are direct financial contributions to either the food bank or the janitors strike fund. Checks for the strike fund (non-deductible) should be addressed to:
SEIU Local 1877, Strike Fund
1247 W. Seventh St.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Checks to the food bank should be sent to:
Labor Community Services
SEIU Local 1877 Strikers
2130 W. James M. Wood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90006
Canned goods and other nonperishable food items can be dropped off at the L.A. Weekly, 6715 Sunset Blvd., in Hollywood, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. The following food banks are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.:
Service Employees Local 434B
2515 W. Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles
Communications Workers Local 9000
5855 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles
Communications Workers Local 9503
9155 Alabama Ave., Unit A, Chatsworth
AFSCME Local 1117
1618 Gramercy Ave., Torrance
Machinists Local 777
319 W. Broadway, Long Beach
NABET Local 53
1918 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank
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Teamsters Local 396
880 Oak Park Road, No. 200, Covina
Updates to these listings, as available, will be posted on the L.A. Weekly Web site. Information can also be obtained by calling food-bank coordinators at (213) 427-9044.