Metro Conversations: partnering to address food insecurity

Join us on Tuesday, Feb. 16 for a conversation about how we partner to address food insecurity in L.A. County.

During the COVID-19 health crisis, one in four L.A. County households are experiencing food insecurity, representing an estimated 873,000 households. To help address this issue, Metro worked with First 5 LA, Antelope Valley Partners for Health, Para Los Niños, and other Best Start Community Network partners to deliver food and other necessities to families in need utilizing resources from its Mobility On Demand (MOD) partnership with Via.

Food delivery service during the COVID-19 crisis has helped keep people sheltered in place with less exposure for grocery or food bank workers. Our partnership with multiple non-profits led to more than 750 deliveries of food and essential goods per week to families in need, with 9,911 total deliveries to date.

Join us for Metro Conversations: Partnering to Address Food Insecurity to learn more about this dynamic partnership that evolved out of the Mobility on Demand (MOD) project.

Metro Conversations: Partnering to Address Food Insecurity
Tuesday, Feb. 16
Noon – 1 p.m.

La interpretación en español en vivo está disponible en Zoom.

See Who’s Joining the Conversation

  • Brenda Aguilera, Director of Community Transformation, Para Los Niños
  • Cecelia Gibson, Associate Director: Community Centers, Antelope Valley Partners for Health
  • Debbie Sheen, Program Officer, First 5 LA
  • Shaun Miller, Senior Transportation Planner, LA Metro

The non-profits featured in this conversation with Metro are essential partners in First 5 LA’s Best Start initiative, an investment for engaging communities in a common vision and intention for children and families to thrive.

What is Metro Conversations
Metro Conversations is a new series of virtual gatherings, bringing you stories about Metro that you might not have heard before. We’re one of the largest transportation agencies in the country, but we’re about more than just buses and trains. For questions, contact us at You can view our past conversations here.