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Community Partners Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s Legacy With Read And Feed Drive Thru On January 18
By Sentinel News Service
Published January 14, 2021

Co-Hosts – Noah’s Ark Publishing, YWCA of Greater Los Angeles, Los Angeles Football Club; LAFC Foundation, and Ward Economic Development Corp.(WEDC) To Donate COVID Book Authored by Youth and Grocery Box to 1,500 Local Families 

Author Laval W Belle (Courtesy Photo)

Laval W. Belle, of Noah’s Ark Publishing had a vision for a community “Read and Feed Drive Thru” to share and promote a wonderful children’s book, entitled Kids Journal Through COVID-19: United Kids Speak.  Other Co-hosts are the Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC), YWCA Greater Los Angeles, the LAFC Foundation, and Ward Economic Development Corporation (WEDC).   For 1,500 kids and their families the interactive book, a chance to wave at 2 local youth authors – Gerber Rodriguez and King Peoples, and receive a box of non-perishable items will bring joy to the volunteers who will serve the families as a way to help preserve Monday, January 18th as a day of service.

King Peoples 10 Compton CA (Courtesy photo)

Gerber Rodriguez 12 California (Courtesy Photo)

This interactive journal is a collection of 50 essays written by 50 youth, that is designed to strengthen students’ reading and writing skills, and foster an emotionally healthy, creative outlet during this historic health crisis.

Food boxes will be donated by the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank that include an assortment of non-perishable food items. Also included will be a gift bag with COVID-19 educational resources, coronavirus testing information and additional information about services provided by the co-sponsors and other community services.

This is a safe “Grab & Go” Drive up event only! Absolutely no walk-ups allowed, and everyone must be and remain in a vehicle. One food box and one book per registration. Must show proof of registration upon arrival.   Those interested in registering for the Read and Feed Drive-Through can call 213-747-1188.


WHAT:   Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Day of Service – READ and FEED Drive Thru

WEDC, Noah’s Ark, YWCA-GLA, LAFC and LAFC Foundation

More Information from: Noah’s Ark Publishing

WHEN:  Monday, January 18

TIME:  8:00am – 11:00am PT

WHERE:  Banc of California Stadium – South Coliseum Drive


3939 S Figueroa St. – Los Angeles, CA 90037

TV Trucks can park curbside near Christmas Tree Lane


(Courtesy Photo)

About the Author:

LAVAL W. BELLE, highly respected producer, author, playwright, advocate and minister is a native of St. Louis, Missouri.

Author Belle has written seven inspiring and educational publications including his latest title, Your Gifts Are Not Your Purpose Workbook, a companion to his first book. He has written and co-produced Love In All The Wrong Faces, a riveting musical stage production adapted from his second book bearing the same title.

Belle is Founder and CEO of Black Minds Matter and Executive Producer and Co-Writer of the inspirational youth talent showcase, Celebrating Black Youth, co-founded in 1995.

In 2000, Belle founded the non-profit organization, Caring Ministries, a ministry committed to serve and meet the needs of all people. As a minister, Belle taught Spiritual Gifts and Making of a Leader courses at West Angeles Bible College. He also travels throughout the country and urban communities motivating youth and adults through inspirational dialogue in seminars, conferences, prisons, small groups and congregational services.

Laval Belle is committed and dedicated to impacting all communities with a message of hope and reconciliation.

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