March was a busy month for the Chamber of Commerce. We participated in Coffee with LAPD on Tuesday, March 28th at 711 located on Figueroa & El Segundo Blvd in the heart of Harbor Gateway North. Representatives from Mayor Bass' office, Councilmember Tim McOsker's office, Athens Park Concerned Citizens, and Officers from LAPD Southeast met with community members. If you are interested in hosting, Coffee with Law Enforcement, please let us know.
Saturday, March 25th, the first annual Clean California Day took place in Harbor Gateway with Caltrans. This partnership brought bulky item dumpsters for the community to bring unwanted treasurers and simply dispose of them. Students from Environmental Charter Middle School, Gardena High School, Gardena Elementary School, the Boys & Girls Club, and Keystone Club Members came together to clean up our beloved Gardena Blvd. Our partners at the City of Gardena had staff helping us clean up the Blvd as well.
In addition, the Keystone Club hosted an Easter Eggstravaganza with activities for the kids and families. Sandwiches were donated by Jersey Mikes. Our favorite churro vendor, Churros El Bom Bon set up on the blvd and everyone enjoyed some freshly made goodies.
We also held our first Food Bank with Environment Charter Middle School, City of Gardena Food Pantry, New Challenge Ministries Food Bank and LiveYoLife. We are committed to finding new resources to further assist our communities. We definitely will work on having more food banks.