WHO: Tempe Community Action Agency (TCAA) and Tempe Police Department
WHAT: Tempe Community Action Agency and the Tempe Police Department have come together for the first-ever Take a Bite Out of Hunger Food Drive. Starting Monday, May 14, three Tempe police stations will host an internal food drive to benefit TCAA’s Food Pantry. Simultaneously, TCAA will be collecting community donations for the Take a Bite Out of Hunger Food Drive at their office location on Apache Blvd.
The TCAA Food Pantry benefits more than 11,000 adults and children in crisis each year. Donations tend to decline for most food pantries during late summer—this is a time when community support is greatly needed. Any non-perishable foods—especially canned and high protein items are welcomed.
“The Tempe Police Department is committed to serving all members of our community in this very important endeavor to end hunger,” said Tempe Police Department Public Information Officer, Lily Duran.
The Take a Bite Out of Hunger Food Drive is an excellent opportunity for the community and the Tempe Police Department to work together to support families in need and be a part of an essential movement to help fight hunger.
WHEN: Monday, May 14, 2018 through Tuesday, June 5, 2018
WHERE: Tempe Community Action Agency
2146 Apache Blvd.
Tempe, AZ 85281
*Food donations can be accepted from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday
WHY: Eighty percent of the food that is distributed to people in need from TCAA’s Food Pantry is sourced from community donations. The TCAA Food Pantry is a key resource for thousands of local children, seniors and families and the donations made throughout this food drive will help bring the community together while supporting those in need.
About Tempe Community Action Agency:
Tempe Community Action Agency (TCAA)’s mission is to foster dignity and self-reliance
for the economically vulnerable in the communities we serve. We help those who are
struggling to obtain adequate food, shelter, and income supports, as well as seniors and
disabled adults working to attain their highest level of independence. Acting with
financial support from the community we serve, TCAA operates a food pantry, three
senior centers, educational programs, the Interfaith Homeless Emergency Lodging
Program (I-HELP), healthy families programming, two community gardens, a family
economic advancement initiative, and other projects and programs that serve residents
seeking to improve their quality of life. For more information, please visit tempeaction.org.