In the days of “safer at home” and social distancing, the corner of Lincoln Boulevard and Garfield Avenue might be the busiest spot in Venice on Saturday mornings.
From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., some 200 cars make their way into the parking lot of St. Mark Church via a COVID-conscious drive-thru system. Waiting for them are volunteers in bright yellow safety vests and face masks with grocery bags carrying fresh fruit and vegetables, canned goods, milk, and bread.
The order is first come, first serve. No sign-up required, no questions asked.