COVID-19 vaccinations and bags of foods were available at no cost last Friday morning at the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley in Canyon Country thanks to an event organized by Assemblywoman Suzette Valladares, R-Santa Clarita.

“It’s been important to me because this is a more densely Latino area, so we know what Latinos have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic,” Valladares told The Signal, noting many families are struggling with food insecurity. “It was important to me that we do what we can to help vaccinate our community, but also ensure that we’re getting resources here.”

Valladares toured the Boys & Girls Club with youth members during her visit. She said she noticed when the kids’ eyes lit up as they showed her their spaces.

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