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Amanda Suddoth explains how she hopes to provide a different kind of food assistance: My Neighbor’s Cupboard has been recognized by Care and Share food bank as a “Community Champion” because it “is a critical ally in the fight against hunger in Southern Colorado.” Suddoth’s intention for keeping information private and creating a low barrier for people to receive food is removing the stigma, and often times humiliation, she sees people come with when they are in a position of needing help. There have been a lot more of those folks show up in her building after the pandemic began. “We’ve met a lot of new neighbors. A lot of new neighbors and I tell you what, we still get to know each and every one of them.” Suddoth said. So far this year, the organization has given out 1.2 million pounds of food to over 33,000 people–a four-fold increase from 2019. Ways to donate to My Neighbor’s Cupboard: Text “Cupboard” to 22828 and follow the instructions In addition to the building (which stores thousands of pounds of food), Suddoth holds massive drive-up food sneak a peek at this web-site pickup events in other small and secluded towns where food assistance is rare. Westcliffe and Cotapaxi are two of those towns. Her most recent drive-up event on November 21 had 200 cars in line before they began to give out food. They donated food from 7 a.m. to after 5 p.m. that day.

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No, not the Christmas tree kind: the freeway kind. Every year, the 405 Freeway’s bumper-to-bumper traffic on Thanksgiving eve becomes a symbol of America’s holiday travel mayhem. Headlights and taillights snake across the asphalt and disappear beyond the horizon. News helicopters hover overhead and photographers perch on overpasses to capture the familiar glow of city folks en route to Grandma’s house, or returning from whence they came. This year, the freeway may look a little different: State officials are pleading with people to stay home and avoid holiday travel amid an alarming surge of cases of COVID-19. Los Angeles County is also set to tighten restrictions Wednesday with a new ban on outdoor dining, and may soon implement additional “safer-at-home” measures. All of that adds up to a predicted 13.5% drop in Thanksgiving trips across the region, according to the Auto Club of Southern California, the largest year-over-year drop since 2008. But after decades of bemoaning that infernal traffic jam — of news outlets across the country pointing to it as an insane , hellish nightmare that further exemplifies why no one would ever want to live in L.A. — might we actually…miss it?

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-11-25/l-a-s-annual-thanksgiving-traffic-jam-might-look-a-little-different-this-year