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Grocery giveaway big success in Lancaster


More than 1000 families received free groceries and Halloween candy-treat bags during a Grab n’ Go Grocery Giveaway recently at the Antelope Valley Transit Authority.

Members of the Antelope Valley Community were invited to dress their children in Halloween costumes, drive up to the event, and enjoy live musical performances while collecting their free groceries. This was all made possible thanks to a partnership between the City of Lancaster, Project Hope CA, AVTA, and AV Chevrolet, alongside the involvement of community volunteers.

The boxes of food provided were filled with enough groceries to feed an entire family for a few days — boxes contained a dozen eggs, milk, fruits, vegetables, and more.

“We have enough food at this event to feed about 1,500 to 2,000 people,” said Lancaster Vice Mayor and AVTA Chairman, Marvin Crist. “The City of Lancaster is all about providing for the community.” Crist helped to coordinate the event and volunteered Councilmembers Ken Mann and Darrel Dorris.