The AUHS Foundation, in association with American University of Health Sciences (AUHS), provided free groceries for the public on Saturday, March 20, 2021. Held as a quarterly event, Acts of Love aims to give back and help those in need within the community. The need was great as evident in the queue that began to form three hours before distribution began.
“This opportunity is so important to my family and I because now, I am able to set food on the table for my loved ones ever since I recently became laid off from my job due to the pandemic,” stated one attendee who requested to be unnamed. Vouchers were distributed to families a week before the event with help from AUHS Foundation’s community partners. Attendees were given a variety of fresh grocery items such as frozen whole chicken and chicken leg quarters, potatoes, apples, carrots, rice, canned corn, and hand sanitizers. Because of continuing pandemic guidelines and regulations, social distancing, temperature checks and face masks were required.
This month’s Acts of Love was held from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. at the campus parking lot of American University of Health Sciences located on 1600 E. Hill Street in the city of Signal Hill. Among those who assisted during the event were Pastor Gregory Johnson and Dr. Kim Dang – Co-Founders of AUHS, Ms. Lieu Suss – Program Director of the AUHS Foundation, and several AUHS staff and nursing students. The AUHS Foundation’s mission is to provide for the needy within our community and with this gift from God, the foundation is grateful for this blessed opportunity.