*LOS ANGELES, CA — Continuing its commitment to serving the community during the current COVID-19 crisis, Los Angeles McDonald’s owner-operator, Veronica Sanchez, partnered with local non-profit Beauty2TheStreetz to provide lunch and essential items to people living on Skid Row.
Located in Downtown Los Angeles near the city’s most vulnerable population, Sanchez’s restaurant has become a key meeting ground for Beauty2TheStreetz founder, Shirley Raines, and her team. The restaurant has consistently opened their parking lot area to provide Beauty2TheStreetz with the space they need to build kits for people living on Skid Row. The kits include essential items such as hand sanitizer, face masks, and toiletries, among other items. The partnership has grown during the pandemic and the two organizations teamed up this Mother’s Day weekend to give back in honor of mothers.
Sanchez donated 600 McDouble Cheeseburgers to feed those living on Skid Row and also gifted roses to the mothers living in this community to celebrate them on their day. The donation is an extension of Southern California McDonald’s continuous efforts to support the community it serves during the current crisis.
“The homeless population has been greatly impacted during the pandemic as many of the organizations had to limit services during this time,” said Sanchez. “As a local business owner, I’m proud to partner with Beauty2TheStreetz to help support our local communities and neighbors.”
“At a time like this, self-isolation is a luxury that our homeless community doesn’t have,” said Raines. “It’s up to the housed community to look out for the homeless community, and we’re grateful to be able to count on the support of McDonald’s and franchisee Veronica Sanchez.”
To learn more about how to get involved with Beauty2TheStreetz visit www.beauty2thestreetz.org.