food banks

Military

Border deployment the latest in National Guard’s ‘roller coaster’ year

When Gov. Doug Ducey sent hundreds of National Guard members to help at the border last week, the move may have been unexpected – but it was not unusual for the troops that have spent a year shuttling from one crisis to another. From stocking pandemic-depleted grocery shelves to fighting wildfires, from setting up vaccination

National

Millions of hungry Americans turn to food banks for 1st time

The deadly pandemic that tore through the nation’s heartland struck just as Aaron Crawford was in a moment of crisis. He was looking for work, his wife needed surgery, then the virus began eating away at her work hours and her paycheck. The Crawfords had no savings, mounting bills and a growing dread: What if

State

Giving Back This Holiday Season

Arizonans know how to come together and help one another. With the holidays nearly upon us, many are asking how they can serve others. Here are some ways you can give back: Food Donations St. Mary’s Food Bank, located in Phoenix and Surprise, accepts food donations Monday through Friday. In addition to general food donations,

State

Food banks receive government assistance to fill bellies during the holidays

At one point Tuesday, cars came through at a rate of one every minute, six lanes across, to get boxes and bags of turkeys, potatoes and canned food from St. Mary’s Food Bank. Members of the National Guard and volunteers in neon-orange vests, all wearing masks or bandannas, loaded up one car trunk after another

Events

Flying High Turkey Drive – Monday, Nov. 23, 2020

On Monday, Nov. 23 we will be taking to the skies for Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce’s annual “Flying High Turkey Drive” to benefit the Yavapai Food Bank. At Fry’s Stores in Prescott Valley, Prescott, Cottonwood and Flagstaff brave individuals will be “flying high” to collect 2,500 turkeys to benefit local food banks and help

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