The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors invites county residents to the 12th annual L.A. County Cesar E. Chavez Community Service Week cultural and educational activities March 25 – 31.

Residents may also join county employees in the food drive conducted in partnership with the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.

Residents are invited to donate food to the L.A. Regional Food Bank or participate in the Food Bank’s virtual food drive. To participate in the food drive, residents can drop food items from March 25-29 at the L.A. Regional Food Bank at 1734 E. 41st St., Los Angeles. Drop off times are from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For information on the food drive, residents may call (323) 234-3030 ext. 194.

Residents can also donate money to the L.A. Regional Food Bank’s virtual food drive from March 18-April 1. To donate, visit www.lafoodbank.org/virtual-food-drive. For information on the virtual food drive, email esalazar@lafoodbank.org or call (323) 234-3030 ext. 174.

“Following Chavez’s example of service to others, we established the county’s annual Cesar Chavez Community Service Week in 2002 to celebrate the legacy of this American hero for his lifelong commitment to democracy, justice and service to others,” said Supervisor Gloria Molina, who founded the annual program.

“I can think of no better way for us to honor Cesar Chavez’s memory than to roll up our sleeves and go to work on behalf of our community,” said Board of Supervisors Chairman Mark Ridley-Thomas. “He understood, better than many, that real leadership is committed and consistent service.”

The legacy of Cesar Chavez is also showcased through educational materials that trace his life’s work within the California labor movement to his distinction as one of the world’s most respected civil rights advocates. For more information regarding Cesar Chavez community events, contact your local library or visit www.colapublib.org/calendar/events.

Los Angeles County libraries and parks participating in Cesar Chavez Community Service Day:

Carson Library
151 E. Carson St. , (310) 830-0901. Special edition story-time on Tuesday, March 26, 6:30pm

Graham Library
1900 E. Firestone Blvd., Los Angeles, (323) 582-2903. Family activity day on Thursday, March 29, 4pm

Clifton M. Brakensiek Library
9945 E. Flower St., Bellflower, (562) 925-5543. Family program on Thursday, March 27, 6pm

Parks and Recreation

Obregon Park
4021 E. First St., Los Angeles. Cesar Chavez Arts and Crafts on March 27, 3-5pm

City Terrance Park
1126 N. Hazard Ave., Los Angeles. Cesar Chavez Arts and Crafts on March 28, 3- 5pm

Roosevelt Park
7600 Graham Ave., Los Angeles. Bulletin board displays, arts and crafts, in the Senior Center, March 25-29, 9am-5pm. Also at Roosevelt. After-school programs, arts and crafts, word puzzles, history of Cesar Chavez, March 25-29, 3-5pm.

Everett Martin Park
35548 N. 92nd St. East, Littlerock. Cesar Chavez Family Day in the Park, “A Grand New Day” entertainment, family picnics, Folklorico, dancing, and piñatas, March 30, 11am to 5pm

Val Verde Park
30300 W. Arlington Road, Val Verde/Santa Clarita. Cesar Chavez Celebration, March 27, 3:30 to 4pm

Check the County Library website for additional events: http://www.colapublib.org/calendar/events.