AREA BOY SCOUTS TO COLLECT FOOD FOR UNITED FOOD BANK AND OTHER HUNGER ORGANIZATIONS


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Help those who are hungry in our region by setting non-perishable food donations outside your door Saturday morning, February 2 before 9 a.m. 

 

That morning, as part of their annual Scouting for Food drive, Boy Scouts in participating Scouting areas will fan out between 9 a.m. and noon throughout the East Valley – and across the state of Arizona – to collect food donations right from your doorstep. Thanks to the efforts of these scouts, Scouting for Food is probably one of the easiest ways for area residents to make a positive impact on the well-being of their neighbors in need. Just set your donation just outside your front door and the Scouts will take it from there.

 

Donations will benefit members of the Association of Arizona Food Banks (AAFB), including United Food Bank, which serves residents throughout the East Valley and eastern Arizona. According to AAFB, currently one in six Arizonans lack consistent access to a sufficient quantity of affordable and nutritious foods. This includes almost one in four Arizona children, giving our state one of the nation’s highest rates of food insecurity. 

 

Monetary donations can be made at https://give.unitedfoodbank.org/ge/scoutingforfood.

 

About United Food Bank

United Food Bank is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has been providing hunger relief to people in need in the East Valley and eastern Arizona for more than 35 years. We collect, acquire, store and distribute food and related commodities to more than 220 partner agencies that serve more than 228,000 people in need across more than 19,500 square miles. Last year, United Food Bank distributed almost 24 million pounds of food providing nearly 19.5 million meals to our neighbors in need. Visit us at UnitedFoodBank.org. Follow us on Twitter @unitedfoodbank

 

 

 

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