Monday, December 11, 2017

Please join us for light snacks, beverages and friendly discussions on the issues affecting our state and our local community at our 5th Annual Canned Food Drive & Community Reception.

We have again teamed up with Westside Food Bank and Jewish Family Services (JFS) SOVA Community Food & Resource Program for our annual food drive, both of these organizations serve residents throughout the 50th Assembly District.

We hope you will consider bringing a donation of any canned/packaged, non-perishable foods with you to the event for our food drive, but donations are not required. You can also drop canned and packaged items off at our office anytime before the event.

Monday, December 11, 2017

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

District Office of Assemblymember Richard Bloom

2800 28th Street, Suite 105

Santa Monica, CA  90405

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Our parking lot is free of charge after 5pm. ($3 flat rate before 5pm)

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Please RSVP by sending your name and the names of your guests to Melissa Kaufler.


The following canned and packaged food items are always needed and make great donations to the canned food drive:  (no glass please, except for baby food.)

Please make sure that all food donated has not been opened if it is not individually wrapped, and that the inner packaging is still intact. Please, no expired food.

Canned Foods:

  • Tuna, Vegetables, and Soup
  • Fruits and Fruit Juices
  • Pork & Beans
  • Stews & Other Meats

Packaged Foods:

  • Pasta, Lentils, Pinto and other beans.
  • Macaroni & Cheese & Packaged Dinners
  • Instant Soups
  • Hot and Cold Cereals
  • Peanut Butter & other Nut Butters
  • Nutritional Bars: protein, granola, energy or breakfast bars

Baby Foods:

  • Infant formula
  • Jar foods – all flavors and stages
  • Crackers, teething biscuits, and cookies
  • Raisins & fruit snacks
  • Juices: jars, cans, pouches and boxes
  • Infant and children cereals

Other Non-Food Items for Consideration:


  • Socks (New or clean gently-used socks only. Any size.
  • Blankets are always needed.(Clean new or gently used blankets only please)

Personal Care Items (travel size)

  • Shampoo (travel size)
  • Conditioner (travel size)
  • Soap (travel size)
  • Bath & Shower Gel (travel size)
  • Toothpaste & Toothbrush (travel size)
  • Towels (clean, gently used or new)
  • Disposable Baby Diapers

Paper Products & Supplies:

  • Plastic forks, spoons and knives
  • Paper plates and cups
  • Paper towels, napkins
  • Small packages of condiments such as ketchup, mustard, salt, sugar, pepper

For more information or to schedule a time to drop off food donations, please contact Melissa Kaufler at (310) 450-0041

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Addressing Health Inequities and Implementing Effective Prevention Programs

Come and give your feedback on how we can combat diabetes and heart disease!

November 2, 2017
6 - 8 p.m.

Hugh M. Burns State Building, Assembly Room
2550 Mariposa Mall
Fresno, CA

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

You're Invited! Join a conversation about diabetes and heart disease in California. Help us explore possible interventions & policy solutions.

Tuesday, September 26
6 - 8 p.m.

Charles Drew University
Keck Lecture Hall
1731 E 120th Street
Los Angeles, CA

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Saturday, August 5, 2017

Hollywood Family Resource Fair.pdfOn Saturday, August 5th, the Office of Assemblymember Richard Bloom, in partnership with the Youth Policy Institute, Central Hollywood Neighborhood Council, After-School All-Stars and Hollywood Hills West will be hosting a FREE Family Resource Fair at Yucca Park & Community Center.
The Hollywood Family Resource Fair is a great opportunity to interact with representatives from various non-profit and government organizations to learn about programs and services that may be helpful to you and your family and in some cases may reduce your family’s monthly expenses. Assemblymember Bloom's Office will distribute FREE backpacks and school supplies to local children to help prepare them for the upcoming school year. (Due to limited supplies, priority will be given to families who are the first to RSVP for the event).

This promises to be a great event for the whole family to enjoy. There will be an obstacle course, games to play and kids will learn about earthquake safety by experiencing a 5.7 magnitude earthquake in the County of Los Angeles Fire Department’s Shakey Quakey House!! Plus we will have a balloon artist and face painting!!

We look forward to meeting each of you and hearing any thoughts or concerns you may have on issues facing our state and local community.

Saturday, August 5, 2017
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Yucca Park & Community Center
6671 Yucca Street (On Yucca Street between Cherokee and Las Palmas)
Los Angeles, CA 90028

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A special thank you to our event co-sponsors: Central Hollywood Neighborhood Council, Hollywood Hills West, Senator Ben Allen, Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, Los Angeles City Councilmember David Ryu and all members of the community who have generously donated school supplies for the event.

If you would like information on how to donate back packs and school supplies to be distributed at this event, please contact Tim Harter (310) 450-0041.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Assemblymember Richard Bloom Open House School Supplies Drive

On July 26, 2017, my office will host our Annual Community Open House and School Supplies Drive at my district office in Santa Monica.

Join me, my district office staff, and fellow Assembly District 50 residents and business owners for a fun social event to learn more about the services my district office can provide you and to hear about the work I’m doing in Sacramento.

In coordination with the Youth Policy Institute, we will be collecting donations of new backpacks and school supplies for the upcoming school year. The purchase of new clothing and school supplies can be an overwhelming financial burden for any family, but lower-income families that are already struggling each month to provide for their families are particularly at risk. Your donation of a new backpack or new school supplies reduces this burden and increases student readiness, leading to better educational outcomes. Items collected will be distributed to students at our Hollywood Family Resource Fair.


Wednesday, July 26, 2017
4 – 7 p.m.

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District Office of Assemblymember Richard Bloom
2800 28th Street, Suite 105
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Parking is available for $3.00 (free after 5 p.m.)

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The use of public transit, ride-share, taxis or bicycles is strongly recommended. The office can be accessed by the Big Blue Bus #8 or arriving via Breeze Bike Share. We will have staff on hand to receive your bike and immediately return it to the nearby kiosk at no additional charge.

If you are unable to attend and would like to drop donations off prior to the event, or schedule a time for us to pick them up from you, please contact Tim Harter at (310) 450-0041.

The following school supplies are always needed and make for great donations to our school supplies drive:

  • Backpacks
  • Pencils (NO.2) / Blue or Black Pens / Red Correcting Pens
  • Pink Erasers
  • Colored Pencils / Crayons / Colored Markers / Highlighters
  • Pencil / Crayon Sharpener
  • Glue Sticks / Elmer's Glue / Roll of Scotch tape
  • Pack of Construction Paper-Assorted Colors
  • Pencil Box / Pencil Pouch
  • Scissors
  • 12" Ruler / 6" Ruler
  • 3-Ring Binder / 2-Pocket Folders
  • Wide-ruled Spiral Notebooks
  • Tissue Boxes