Newhall, CA – Congressman Mike Garcia (R, CA-25) today led a team of volunteers as they delivered a truckload of food they had collected over the past week to the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry.
“As prices rise at record rates, far too many families in our community are struggling to put food on the table,” Garcia said. “During these challenging times, it is critical that we continue to support our local food pantries, which are a lifeline for so many of our seniors and working families. As we approach the holidays, let us be sure to reach out a hand to our neighbors in need.”
After collecting much-needed food items from folks across the district, Team Garcia completed deliveries to the SCV Food Pantry, the Grace Resource Center in the Antelope Valley, and the Samaritan Center of Simi Valley.
Today’s district-wide food drive delivery follows a series of Saturday of Service events led by Garcia, including his September dog rescue work day in the Antelope Valley. Since March, Team Garcia has held blood and food drives, delivered care packages to local veterans and law enforcement officers, and held multiple community trash pick-up events.
Mike Garcia believes in a strong national defense and is a pro-business, pro-taxpayer, political outsider with nearly 20 years of service to this country as one of the first Super Hornet strike fighter pilots in the Navy and is a highly decorated US Naval Officer. Garcia is a first-generation American whose father immigrated to the US in 1959 and has lived in the 25th district for nearly all of his life. Garcia lives in Santa Clarita with his wife and two sons. He was elected to Congress on May 12, 2020, winning a Special Election with 55% and becoming the first California Republican to flip a Democrat seat since 1998.
The 25th district encompasses the cities of Santa Clarita, Simi Valley, Palmdale, Lancaster and the northern part of the San Fernando Valley. The median income is $76,866 and the ethnic breakdown is 45.8% White, 8% Black, 7.7% Asian and 35.3% Hispanic.
To learn more about Mike and his campaign for Congress, visit ElectMikeGarcia.com.