MALIBU—The Boys & Girls Club of Malibu set up a food pantry less than a week after the all school in the city of Malibu closed on March 13. As of Wednesday, May 27, the food pantry feeds 250 people, with 198 elderly individuals included.

According to Kasey Earnest, the executive director of the Boys and Girls Club, they want to feed families as they can that are in need.

Donations have been made to the food pantry, one coming from the Rotary Club of Malibu. The Boys and Girls Club established a partnership with the Trader Joe’s grocery store. Which allows pallets of food to limit staff interaction.

Some Hispanic markets are helping with providing vegetable and fruit needs for the baskets. Grocery lists are made on a weekly or biweekly schedule.

Zuma Canyon donated orchids to deliver to the elderly. Each basket of food is delivered with an orchid.

Church volunteers pick up the food and deliver it. The Boys and Girls Club is still open virtually.