East Side Riders Bike Club Feeds Hundreds in Watts Every Day

5.1.20

East Side Riders Bike Club Feeds Hundreds in Watts Every Day

On any given Monday through Friday, John Jones, founder and executive director of East Side Bike Riders (ESRBC), can be found on a street in Watts cooking, assembling, and distributing pancake breakfasts or sack lunches to Watts residents.

Anticipating widespread food insecurity as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, East Side Riders Bike Club launched a food distribution program on March 16th and has since served over 38,000 meals. The program has garnered attention from major media outlets, including CBS News, and participation from public officials like Councilman Joe Buscaino, the city councilman in that district.

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