Photos: UCLA School of Dentistry gives out dental hygiene kits during food giveaway


The line of masked people stretched from Tyrone Avenue on to Victory Boulevard for the weekly Central Lutheran Church Mobile Pantry LA Food Bank Food Distribution in Van Nuys on Monday, Jan. 11.

During this edition of the food giveaway, those in line would also receive information on dental hygiene and dental kits from the UCLA Dental School.

“Dental care is under accessed, especially by underserved communities, and we want them to know there are benefits and access for them,” said Dental Hygienist and UCLA School of Dentistry Community Liaison Elizabeth Brummel. UCLA Dentistry’s Brummel and Cynthia Cervantes were at the event giving out dental hygiene kits and information in English, Spanish, and Arminian on how to receive benefits from the Medi-Cal program Dental-Cal.

  • Dental Hygienist and UCLA School of Dentistry Community Liaison Elizabeth Brummel demonstrates flossing during the weekly Central Lutheran Church Mobile Pantry LA Food Bank Food Distribution at Central Lutheran Church in Van Nuys, Monday, January 11, 2021. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Dental Hygienist and UCLA School of Dentistry Community Liaison Elizabeth Brummel demonstrates flossing during the weekly Central Lutheran Church Mobile Pantry LA Food Bank Food Distribution at Central Lutheran Church in Van Nuys, Monday, January 11, 2021. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

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  • UCLA School of Dentistry Community Liaisons demonstrate flossing during the weekly Central Lutheran Church Mobile Pantry LA Food Bank Food Distribution at Central Lutheran Church in Van Nuys, Monday, January 11, 2021. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • UCLA School of Dentistry Community Liaisons Cynthia Cervantes and Elizabeth Brummel give out dental kits and information during the weekly Central Lutheran Church Mobile Pantry LA Food Bank Food Distribution at Central Lutheran Church in Van Nuys, Monday, January 11, 2021. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • UCLA School of Dentistry Community Liaison Cynthia Cervantes demonstrates flossing during the weekly Central Lutheran Church Mobile Pantry LA Food Bank Food Distribution at Central Lutheran Church in Van Nuys, Monday, January 11, 2021. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • UCLA School of Dentistry Community Liaisons Cynthia Cervantes and Elizabeth Brummel give out dental kits and information during the weekly Central Lutheran Church Mobile Pantry LA Food Bank Food Distribution at Central Lutheran Church in Van Nuys, Monday, January 11, 2021. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • UCLA School of Dentistry Community Liaison Cynthia Cervantes gives out dental kits and information during the weekly Central Lutheran Church Mobile Pantry LA Food Bank Food Distribution at Central Lutheran Church in Van Nuys, Monday, January 11, 2021. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • UCLA School of Dentistry provided dental hygiene kits to people during the weekly Central Lutheran Church Mobile Pantry LA Food Bank Food Distribution at Central Lutheran Church in Van Nuys, Monday, January 11, 2021. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • UCLA School of Dentistry provided dental hygiene kits to people during the weekly Central Lutheran Church Mobile Pantry LA Food Bank Food Distribution at Central Lutheran Church in Van Nuys, Monday, January 11, 2021. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • People carry boxes of food during the weekly Central Lutheran Church Mobile Pantry LA Food Bank Food Distribution at Central Lutheran Church in Van Nuys, Monday, January 11, 2021. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • People wait in line during the weekly Central Lutheran Church Mobile Pantry LA Food Bank Food Distribution at Central Lutheran Church in Van Nuys, Monday, January 11, 2021. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • People wait in line during the weekly Central Lutheran Church Mobile Pantry LA Food Bank Food Distribution at Central Lutheran Church in Van Nuys, Monday, January 11, 2021. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Pastor Marsha Harris hands out information during the weekly Central Lutheran Church Mobile Pantry LA Food Bank Food Distribution at Central Lutheran Church in Van Nuys, Monday, January 11, 2021. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • People carry boxes of food during the weekly Central Lutheran Church Mobile Pantry LA Food Bank Food Distribution at Central Lutheran Church in Van Nuys, Monday, January 11, 2021. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Pastor Marsha Harris during the weekly Central Lutheran Church Mobile Pantry LA Food Bank Food Distribution at Central Lutheran Church in Van Nuys, Monday, January 11, 2021. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • People wait in line during the weekly Central Lutheran Church Mobile Pantry LA Food Bank Food Distribution at Central Lutheran Church in Van Nuys, Monday, January 11, 2021. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Dental Hygienist and UCLA School of Dentistry Community Liaison Elizabeth Brummel gives a dental kit and information out during the weekly Central Lutheran Church Mobile Pantry LA Food Bank Food Distribution at Central Lutheran Church in Van Nuys, Monday, January 11, 2021. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • People carry boxes of food during the weekly Central Lutheran Church Mobile Pantry LA Food Bank Food Distribution at Central Lutheran Church in Van Nuys, Monday, January 11, 2021. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • People wait in line during the weekly Central Lutheran Church Mobile Pantry LA Food Bank Food Distribution at Central Lutheran Church in Van Nuys, Monday, January 11, 2021. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Dental Hygienist and UCLA School of Dentistry Community Liaison Elizabeth Brummel gives out dental kits and information during the weekly Central Lutheran Church Mobile Pantry LA Food Bank Food Distribution at Central Lutheran Church in Van Nuys, Monday, January 11, 2021. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • People wait in line during the weekly Central Lutheran Church Mobile Pantry LA Food Bank Food Distribution at Central Lutheran Church in Van Nuys, Monday, January 11, 2021. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

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The pair demonstrated proper flossing and brushing with the help of a large model of a human set of teeth, as people waited their turn to get free food. They also handed out kits containing toothbrushes, floss, toothpaste, and other supplies.

Central Lutheran Church Pastor Marsha Harris made her way through the event, ensuring people maintained proper social distance, handing out information, and answering questions from people in line.

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“I’m excited because dental hygiene affects our overall health, and I am happy that our community can receive the dental hygiene kits to help with their health,” the Pastor said.

The weekly food giveaway serves an average 300-400 of people each week.

 


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