Garamendi Hosts District Work Day in Yolo and Solano Counties
Dixon, CA—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA), participated in ribbon cuttings ceremonies for Habitat for Humanity’s new Veterans Residence complex in Dixon and the Grand Opening and Open House of Yolo Food Bank’s new Woodland facility. Garamendi supported both projects vehemently through his work in Congress.
Habitat for Humanity
At the ribbon cutting for Habitat for Humanity’s new Veterans Residence in Dixon, Garamendi said, “Veteran homelessness is an issue no American should tolerate. Those that are willing to risk their lives for our nation deserve every possible opportunity to succeed when they return to civilian life. This new complex will provide critical support to address veteran homelessness in Solano County. I was pleased to be able to work with Habitat for Humanity to establish a new financing mechanism that helped make the construction of this facility possible. I greatly appreciate their partnership and service to the Solano County veteran community.”
Yolo County Food Bank
At the grand opening of the Yolo County Food Bank facility in Woodland, Garamendi said, “I saw the impact hunger and malnutrition can have on a community firsthand when my wife Patti and I joined the Peace Corps and served in Ethiopia in the late 1960s. 17% of our friends and neighbors in Yolo County—including 1 in 4 children—suffer from food insecurity. The Yolo Food Bank provides a vital service for our community—distributing over 4 million pounds of food every year. That’s why I’m a strong advocate in Congress for food security programs like the Yolo Food Bank.”