One of the exciting community outreach initiatives taking place in Southern California during the pandemic has come from El Monte Vietnamese church in Los Angeles County. Pastor Vinh Nguyen and his team have set aside a monthly budget to help 200 people in the community with food. Not only that, they’ve helped with rent for those struggling financially. The church has partnered with a local bakery that provides 100 free baguettes each week and grocery stores that give discounts on rice and noodles. Volunteers pick up the food and distribute it to families in El Monte.
Read more on page 36 of the June Recorder magazine: