Founder of La Casa Garcia in Anaheim heads to Houston to give free food to Hurricane Harvey victims – Orange County Register – California News

Founder of La Casa Garcia in Anaheim heads to Houston to give free food to Hurricane Harvey victims – Orange County Register – California News

Frank Garcia is heading to Houston to do what he does best – help and feed people.

Garcia is the founder of La Casa Garcia restaurant in Anaheim. More than 30 years ago he started serving a free Thanksgiving meal, which has turned into the nonprofit We Give Thanks and Orange County’s largest Thanksgiving meal, now held each year at the Honda Center.

He is leaving for Houston later this week with plans to assist the victims of Hurricane Harvey by providing free hot meals.

Since the hurricane hit Texas, 20 percent of each customer’s check at La Casa Garcia has been collected for those affected. Garcia said he raised $7,000, which he will use to partner with local restaurant owners and set up a kitchen where he can cook barbecue chicken, vegetables, rice and tortillas for the hundreds of victims still adjusting to life after the hurricane swept through the area.

“I did it for Hurricane Katrina, now I’m doing it for the Harvey victims,” he said.

Garcia, 73, is originally from Bishop, Texas, about a 230 mile drive from Houston. He said he knows what it’s like to live through a hurricane and deal with its aftermath.

Garcia was a teenager…

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