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Food/mask Distribution in Jacinto City by Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia, others

Pct 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia, Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia and Jacinto City Police Chief Joe Ayala handing out virus protection masks and boxes of food commodities. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

By Allan Jamail

JACINTO CITY, MAY 13 – The Jacinto City food distribution, virus masks giveaway and U. S. Census information event was organized by the Office of Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia in collaboration with State Senator Carol Alvarado, State Rep. Ana Hernandez, Commissioner Adrian Garcia, Mayor of Jacinto City Ana Diaz, Constable Christopher Diaz, the U.S. Census, and the Houston Food Bank.

“Today, May 13th, I organized a food distribution event in Jacinto City because it is imperative that no one in our community goes hungry due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Congresswoman Garcia. “We must continue to do everything in our power to help people who have been hit the hardest by this health and economic crisis. The need for food assistance is great, so much so that people waited in line for hours to secure food for their families,” continued Congresswoman Garcia. “And this is not just happening in the greater Houston region. It’s occurring all across the country as millions of Americans have lost their jobs and are struggling to put food on the table. This is why the Heroes Act, which was introduced on Tuesday in the House of Representatives, includes additional funds to expand SNAP and other food assistance benefits during this crisis. We have a responsibility to ensure we take care of the people in our community and all across the U.S.,” concluded Congresswoman Garcia.

Precinct 2 County Commissioner Adrian Garcia said, “I am pleased to join my colleagues today in Jacinto City as we distribute needed food and masks. Working together we will all come through the pandemic.”

Jacinto City Mayor Ana Diaz said, “I’m happy our city is able to help so many families in need with food and virus protection masks. Our city has always opened its heart to the entire area during hurricanes, flooding and now this pandemic.”

Lon Squyres, City Manager of Jacinto City’s said the city currently has 14 positive cases of the COVID-19 virus and according to Galena Park Chief of Police Rodney Chersky has 10 cases.

Why responding to the 2020 Census data helps states and communities get their part of thousands or millions of dollars in federal funds. Text “Censo2020” to 3131.

Por que responder al Censo 2020 datos ayudan a estados y comunidades obtener parte de mil de milliones de dolares en fondos federerales. Texto “Censo2020” a 3131.