Supporting the Long Beach community through yoga


The Long Beach CSEA Women’s Committee held a yoga class on the Neptune Boulevard beach on June 17. This wasn’t just a normal yoga class, though.

Participants were asked to make donations. All of the proceeds went to the Long Beach Soup Kitchen, which helps many community members.

About $500 was raised and donated to the kitchen.

The soup kitchen is open every day. Its pantry, which allows people to come to a window and shop for groceries, is available Mondays and Thursdays. Some people begin lining up before 8 a.m., even though it doesn’t open until 11:15.

Most of the kitchen’s food supply is donated by Trader Joe’s, which delivers soup, vegetables, fruits, meats, bread and canned goods each week. The soup kitchen also gets donations from neighbors and local groups.