Grab & Go Food Centers


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Los Angeles Unified School District
Document Title
Grab & Go Food Centers
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Project Applicant
Los Angeles Unified School District
Present Land Use
Public Facilities

Document Description
The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD or District) closed its campuses from March 16, 2020 to May 1, 2020 (or until further notice) in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In response, the District, in partnership with the Red Cross, opened 63 Grab & Go Food Centers (Centers) to distribute free meals to all students who need them during the temporary closure of schools (Project). The 63 Centers are staffed weekdays from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Each student is provided two meals to eat at home. LAUSD has provided more than 4 million meals since the Grab & Go Food Centers opened on March 18. The Centers are serving approximately 432,000 meals each day. The conversion of 63 of the District’s campuses to Centers (Project) are staffed with existing District staff and are located on existing District school campuses. The Centers use the existing facilities and utilities; however, the Centers may require additional facilities and utilities to respond to the demand associated with the Project. While the specific needs for each of the Centers may vary, it is anticipated that some variation of additional storage, refrigeration, generators, and/or traffic (new car trips) will be associated with the Centers need to respond to the increased demand.

Contact Information
Christy Wong
Los Angeles Unified School District
333 S Beaudry Avenue 21st Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Phone : (213) 241-3394


Bell Carson Cudahy Gardena Huntington Park Los Angeles Maywood San Fernando South Gate Van Nuys
Los Angeles
Other Location Info
63 locations across Los Angeles County

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Declared Emergency
Type, Section or Code
Sec. 21080(b)(3); 15269(a)
Reasons for Exemption
On March 4, 2020 the Governor of the State of California declared a state of emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Project is a response to the ongoing need to feed the District’s students during this emergency.
Exempt Status
Emergency Project
Type, Section or Code
Sec. 21080(b)(4); 15269(b)(c)
Reasons for Exemption
As previously noted, the Project is responding to the need to continue to feed students during an emergency, the COVID-19 pandemic.


Notice of Exemption
Resource Centers_NOE (1)   PDF 323 K

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