Coronavirus: Vallarta Supermarkets donates $10K worth of food to musicians, families in Boyle Heights

Mariachi musicians are a major part of the Southern California music scene, but like so many musicians, they're being hit hard by the physical distancing impact of COVID-19.
BOYLE HEIGHTS, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Mariachi musicians are a major part of the Southern California music scene, but like so many musicians, they're being hit hard by the physical distancing impact of COVID-19.

On Monday, Vallarta Supermarkets lent a helping hand to the tune of $10,000 worth of food donated to musicians and their families at Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights.

"There's a huge need for them to have food, and we thought it'd be a good opportunity to not only help out the mariachis but the rest of the greater community of Los Angeles," said Andrew Lewis with Vallarta Supermarkets.

Vallarta donated 500 bags filled with groceries to help people put meals on the table while waiting to get back to work.

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