(FOX 11 / CNS) More than 30 underserved and at-risk children with the nonprofit Heart of Los Angeles will plant a dozen fruit trees in MacArthur Park as part of a fruit tree initiative in collaboration with Fallen Fruit. Norm Langer of Langer's Deli -- who helped fund replacement trees after they were damaged or destroyed in LaFayette Park recently -- will provide a free lunch to participants.
From Sandra Endo:
Vandals aren't going to stop good things from happening when it involves the work of underserved and at-risk youth.
Last week some 30 newly planted fruit trees in Lafayette Park were destroyed after being put in the ground by kids from the non-profit group Heart Of Los Angeles.
With the generous help of Langer Deli owner Norm Langer, the fruit trees were replanted.
Now their efforts are expanding to MacArthur Park where more trees will be planted as part of the Fallen Fruit project. The overall goal is to plant 150 fruit trees in and around this area by combining public and private efforts.
Tuesday, at Ronald Reagan Park in Anaheim, 13 trees were chopped down with an ax. Police are not sure of it's related to the destruction at Lafayette Park. They say damage is in the thousands of dollars and police are looking for any leads in the investigation.
At MacArthur Park, kids will enjoy a free deli lunch as they plant and make a positive impact in the community.