East San Fernando Valley: A ‘perfect storm’ for alarming coronavirus spread

The largely Latino working class community fits all the hallmarks of higher coronavirus infection rates.

Source: LA Daily News

“There’s far more people here than I think anybody imagined,” said Marinaccio, President and CEO of MEND (Meet Each Need with Dignity), which hosted the drive along with Pacoima Neighborhood Council and Assemblywoman Luz Rivas. “People are struggling. That’s the reality.”

PACOIMA >> Janet Marinaccio watched as the stream of people wrapped around the block. Alongside, the line of cars stretched for more than 2 miles. Why the clamor? At the end of the lines sat 500 boxes of free food from the nonprofit she leads.