Councilmember Rex Richardson Announces Major Drive-Thru Food Distribution for Long Beach Families in Response to COVID-19

On Saturday, May 9th, Long Beach City Councilmember Rex Richardson, along with State Senator Lena Gonzalez, Labor Community Services Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Federation of Labor, and the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank will host a drive-through grocery distribution for families in Uptown Long Beach and surrounding areas.

“Service to others during this critical moment is among our most fundamental responsibilities,” said Councilmember Rex Richardson. “We’re proud to partner with the LA County Federation of Labor, the LA Regional Food Bank, and Senator Lena Gonzalez to bring relief to thousands of families this Saturday in North Long Beach. Just pull up, pop your trunk, and we’ll take care of the rest.”

The distribution will occur on Saturday, May 9th from 9:00 am-11:00 AM at Jordan High School. Service will be provided only to those in vehicles. No walk-ups will be permitted. 3,000 grocery boxes will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve, basis and will contain meat, fresh and frozen fruit, and vegetables.


Councilmember Rex Richardson represents the 9th District in North Long Beach. He serves as Chair of the Long Beach City Council Economic Development and Finance Committee and Chair of the Long Beach Housing Authority. He served as Long Beach Vice Mayor from 2016-2018. 

Regionally, he is First Vice President of Southern California Association of Governments, representing 191 cities in the Southern California region. 

Councilmember Richardson has a history rooted in advocacy for our most vulnerable communities and is recognized for taking innovative approaches to address local government challenges. His record of accomplishment includes championing the Long Beach Economic Inclusion Implementation Plan, establishing the City’s Office of Equity, expanding shelter capacity to address homelessness, creating the PATH Young Adult Diversion Program, leading the Long Beach My Brother’s Keeper initiative, and securing major investments into the revitalization of North Long Beach with the Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library, the new Houghton Park Community Center, and hundreds of millions of dollars in private commercial and industrial investment. 

 Councilmember Richardson, his wife Nina, and two young daughters are residents of the Collins neighborhood in North Long Beach.