TreePeople provides free fruit trees to the concrete expanse of Commerce

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Food insecurity during the coronavirus pandemic is threatening communities across LA. TreePeople organizer Miguel Vargas delivers fruit trees to those in need. Photo Credit: Courtesy of TreePeople

The City of Commerce has some of the worst air pollution in Los Angeles County and is lacking in a resource many of us take for granted: shade. The nonprofit TreePeople is attempting to remedy those problems — and address the issue of food insecurity — with a simple solution. They’re delivering free fruit trees to Commerce residents. Locals say the apple, peach, and apricot trees are making them feel a new sense of pride and stewardship in their properties.

TreePeople organizer Miguel Vargas delivering fruit trees. Photo Credit: Courtesy of TreePeople

TreePeople organizer Bryan Medina delivering fruit trees. Photo Credit: Courtesy of TreePeople

Stephen Salazar Ceasar - Sr. Manager of Community Organizing at TreePeople

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