County to host free food giveaway in Castaic

SIGNAL FILE PHOTO: From left, Vesta driver, Lorenzo Cisneros, Santa Clarita Grocery Founder and Executive Director, Bradley Grose and Child & Family Center CEO Joan Aschoff examine the contents of one of the 250 boxes of food delivered at Santa Clarita Grocery in Santa Clarita on Friday, May 29, 20. Dan Watson/The Signal

Los Angeles County officials are planning a food giveaway Wednesday to help Santa Clarita Valley residents, organizers said.

During the drive-thru at the event, families will be given groceries. The event was a response to how families are being affected by COVID-19 in north L.A. County, according to officials from the office of 5th District County Supervisor Kathryn Barger, whom organized the event.

“I am proud to provide food for families in the Santa Clarita Valley,” Barger said. “Whether you’ve used food resources in the past or could use a little extra in your pantry this week, I invite our community members to stop by for fresh produce, generous servings of protein and nonperishable canned goods.”

Those who come will be asked to stay in their vehicles and drive through the distribution area. No eligibility is required for the event, and attendees are being asked to wear face coverings.

The event is set to go from 9 a.m. to noon at the Castaic Regional Sports Complex and Aquatic Center located at 31350 Castaic Road. Line formation begins at 8:30 a.m., officials said.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to nourish your loved ones at home or to pick up for a neighbor in need,” said Barger.

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