The COVID-19 pandemic has changed everyday life for many Topanga residents. With so many unknown factors at this time, several Topanga nonprofits are teaming up with L.A. County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl’s office to bring some relief to Topanga neighbors in need.
Leading the coordination is the Topanga Community Center and Canyon Sages. Together, they implemented a “Topanga Cares” program helping vulnerable canyon residents beginning March 13. Now, a new grant will augment the existing program, which will continue to help home-bound residents.
TCC has received a community development block grant for a food and toiletry giveaway program in Topanga and is teaming up with the Canyon Sages, Topanga Town Council, Topanga Chamber of Commerce, and other Topanga organizations that perform outreach to help the community. Together, they are helping to make this program take off.
Beginning this month, those facing any kind of food or personal hygiene insecurities in the canyon will now have access to meals and toiletries at the Topanga Library parking area three times per week (Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday at 3:30-5 p.m.). The meals will be provided by three Topanga restaurants: Cafe 27, Rocco’s Cucina, and Waterlily Café.
Seniors and anyone with a condition that makes them especially vulnerable to the virus and are in need of a mask, are encouraged to call (310) 455-3001 or email: topangatowncouncil.org.