Hundreds of Americans line up for drive-thru food bank handouts in Los Angeles and Pennsylvania as a rise in unemployment leaves Americans struggling to feed their families(16 Pics)

Hundreds of Americans lined up to access much-needed food handouts in Los Angeles and Prospect, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday.
Masses of cars waited in line for the drive-thru food giveaway in Pico Rivera, California, as volunteers sporting face masks, gloves and high-vis jackets helped dish out supplies.  
Over in Prospect, vehicles were seen snaking through the Big Butler Fairgrounds. It comes as millions of people across America lose their jobs amid the coronavirus pandemic and households have been thrown into turmoil.   
LA: Masses of cars waited in line for the drive-thru food giveaway in Pico Rivera, California, Tuesday
LA: Masses of cars waited in line for the drive-thru food giveaway in Pico Rivera, California, Tuesday
LA: Volunteers sporting face masks, gloves and high-vis jackets helped dish out much-needed food supplies
LA: Volunteers sporting face masks, gloves and high-vis jackets helped dish out much-needed food supplies
LA: The City of Angels' reputation for being one of the wealthiest, sunniest parts of the US - home to the Hollywood elite - appears to be a distant memory, as residents line up to access food to be able to feed their families
LA: The City of Angels' reputation for being one of the wealthiest, sunniest parts of the US - home to the Hollywood elite - appears to be a distant memory, as residents line up to access food to be able to feed their families
The City of Angels' reputation for being one of the wealthiest parts of the US - home to the Hollywood elite - appears to be a distant memory, as residents waited to access food to be able to feed their families.  

Photos revealed cars lining up along the edge of deserted basketball courts and an empty football field at the shuttered Ruben Salazar High School.
An aerial photo revealed a community pool - which would usually be packed full of people enjoying the heatwave - lying abandoned and covered over, as people flocked to the area not for a swim but to sit in their cars and line up alongside it to enter the food bank area. 
Gallons of milk were passed through car windows, at the event run by the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and the city Tuesday.
LA: Photos revealed cars lining up along the edge of deserted basketball courts and an empty football field at the shuttered Ruben Salazar High School
LA: Photos revealed cars lining up along the edge of deserted basketball courts and an empty football field at the shuttered Ruben Salazar High School
LA: Residents are feeling the toll of the pandemic economically, with the city expecting around 3,000 families facing food or economic insecurity to descend on the food bank in a single day in desperate need of food
LA: Residents are feeling the toll of the pandemic economically, with the city expecting around 3,000 families facing food or economic insecurity to descend on the food bank in a single day in desperate need of food
A community pool - usually full of people enjoying the sunshine - was empty and covered over, as people hid out in their cars following social distancing guidelines
A community pool - usually full of people enjoying the sunshine - was empty and covered over, as people hid out in their cars following social distancing guidelines
One volunteer held up a sign reminding drivers to open their trunks so volunteers could put bags and boxes of food in their cars without people making unnecessary contact with each other.  
Residents are feeling the toll of the pandemic economically, with the city expecting around 3,000 families facing food or economic insecurity to descend on the food bank in a single day in desperate need of food. 
At the Big Butler Fairgrounds in Prospect, more than 1,500 cars were expected to come to receive two 25-pound boxes of food each Tuesday.
An aerial image showed hundreds of cars lining up for the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.  
LA: Gallons of milk were passed through car windows, at the event run by the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and the city
LA: Gallons of milk were passed through car windows, at the event run by the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and the city
LA: One volunteer held up a sign reminding drivers to open their trunks so volunteers could put bags and boxes of food in their cars without people making unnecessary contact with each other
LA: One volunteer held up a sign reminding drivers to open their trunks so volunteers could put bags and boxes of food in their cars without people making unnecessary contact with each other
LA: Households across the nation are struggling to put food on their tables, as businesses have shuttered and unemployment has skyrocketed amid the pandemic
LA: Households across the nation are struggling to put food on their tables, as businesses have shuttered and unemployment has skyrocketed amid the pandemic
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Households across the nation are struggling to put food on their tables, as businesses have shuttered and unemployment has skyrocketed amid the pandemic.
More than 26.5 million people have filed new claims for unemployment benefits since March 21, which makes up just over 16 percent of America's workforce, according to the latest Labor Department figures released last week.
The staggering spike in unemployment has wiped out all of the jobs gained during the longest employment boom in American history and has left economists warning the unemployment rate could reach as high as 20 percent for April - the highest rate since the Great Depression of the 1930s.   
In California alone, 3.2 million people have filed for unemployment claims since March 15. 
LA: More than 26.5 million people have filed new claims for unemployment benefits since March 21, which makes up just over 16 percent of America's workforce, according to the latest Labor Department figures released last week
LA: More than 26.5 million people have filed new claims for unemployment benefits since March 21, which makes up just over 16 percent of America's workforce, according to the latest Labor Department figures released last week
LA: In California alone, 3.2 million people have filed for unemployment claims since March 15
LA: In California alone, 3.2 million people have filed for unemployment claims since March 15
LA: California Governor Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday that some workplaces, schools and childcare facilities can gradually reopen once the state improves coronavirus testing and contact tracing
LA: California Governor Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday that some workplaces, schools and childcare facilities can gradually reopen once the state improves coronavirus testing and contact tracing
California Governor Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday that some workplaces, schools and childcare facilities can gradually reopen once the state improves coronavirus testing and contact tracing.
Several states have already started relaxing lockdown rules, but until now Newsom has held strong with the stay-at-home order.
He outlined the state's steps for reopening Tuesday and said California is weeks, not months, away from being able to lift COVID-19 restrictions.    
LA: Official figures released Monday night show that the death toll in LA has reached 1,000 and confirmed cases topped 20,976
LA: Official figures released Monday night show that the death toll in LA has reached 1,000 and confirmed cases topped 20,976
LA: LA County accounts for more than half of California's death toll of 1,809 and almost half of its 45,031 infections
LA: LA County accounts for more than half of California's death toll of 1,809 and almost half of its 45,031 infections
However, as rates of infections have slowed in some parts of California, Los Angeles County continues to be hard-hit by the pandemic.
Official figures released Monday night show that the death toll in LA has reached 1,000 and confirmed cases topped 20,976.
This means LA accounts for more than half of California's death toll of 1,809 and almost half of its 45,031 infections.  
The rate of deaths and infections in LA County has accelerated of late, with 315 people dying and 7,218 confirmed new cases for the seven-day period that ended Sunday.  
Prospect, Pennsylvania: Vehicles were seen snaking through the Big Butler Fairgrounds to receive two 25-pound boxes of food each Tuesday
Prospect, Pennsylvania: Vehicles were seen snaking through the Big Butler Fairgrounds to receive two 25-pound boxes of food each Tuesday
Pennsylvania has also kept its stay-at-home order in place, with the executive order currently running to April 30.  
As of Tuesday, the state recorded 1,716 deaths and 43,264 confirmed cases of coronavirus.   
Across the US, more than 59,000 people have been killed by coronavirus and more than 1 million have been infected, with cases continuing to soar each day.  
Hundreds of Americans line up for drive-thru food bank handouts in Los Angeles and Pennsylvania as a rise in unemployment leaves Americans struggling to feed their families(16 Pics) Hundreds of Americans line up for drive-thru food bank handouts in Los Angeles and Pennsylvania as a rise in unemployment leaves Americans struggling to feed their families(16 Pics) Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 00:55 Rating: 5

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