Congressman Mike Garcia today led a group of his volunteers as they delivered much-needed food items to local organizations fighting hunger in the 27th District community. Team Garcia had collected the carloads of food from their dedicated supporters in the week leading up to today’s event.
Garcia and his team began the morning picking up food donations at his Santa Clarita headquarters prior to their delivery at the SCV Food Pantry in Newhall. They went on to pick up donated items in Antelope Valley which they delivered to Grace Resources in Lancaster. Team Garcia will make a third delivery to Saint Andrew and Saint Charles Church in Granada Hills on Monday.
“As inflation runs rampant and the economy continues to take a turn for the worse, far too many local families are struggling to make ends meet,” Garcia said. “It’s only getting harder to put food on the table – even after two years of COVID shutdowns, our communities aren’t getting any relief. That’s why it is crucial to come together and make sure our neighbors have what they need to make it through. I’m very proud of how Team Garcia has taken action today to make a difference in our community.”
Today’s district-wide day of service is a continuation of over a year of events held by Garcia’s campaign. Team Garcia’s track record of charity dates back to the early days of his campaign and includes a blood drive, multiple district-wide food drives, and events supporting local law enforcement officers and veterans.
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. A first-generation American whose father immigrated to the US in 1959, Garcia is a highly decorated US Naval Officer and successful businessman. Born in Granada Hills, he has lived in the 27th 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 new 27th District encompasses the cities of Santa Clarita, Palmdale, Lancaster and Granada Hills. The ethnic breakdown is 44.9% White, 10.6% Black, 9.5% Asian and 33.3% Hispanic.
To learn more about Mike and his campaign for Congress, visit ElectMikeGarcia.com.