Many Arizona families are struggling with unemployment, new found poverty and an uncertain economy.
Those families may need to turn to food banks for help, but if they have never used their services they may not know where to turn.
That’s why the Association of Arizona Food Banks has set up a hotline to help connect people with a food bank near their home.
The Association is a private, non-profit organization serving five regional food banks — Community Food Bank, Desert Mission Food Bank, St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance, United Food Bank, Yuma Community Food Bank — and a network of 1,700 food pantries and agencies.
It is critical that individuals and families have a way to connect with food bank resources and help is just a phone call away.
The hotline number is 1-800-445-1914 or visit the Association of Arizona Food Banks for more information.
In his own personal attempt to “Cut Out Hunger,” popular Valley hair stylist Salvador Calvano will be donating 100 percent of his day’s proceeds and gratuities to benefit St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance on Tuesday, June 23 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Calvano has honed his skills in fashion hot spots like Miami, Paris, Los Angeles, and New York City and has applied his craft to the world of high fashion, trendsetters, designers and supermodels, runway shows, celebrities, rock stars and world-class photographers.
For more information, log on to Salvador Calvano’s website, www.hairpeace.com, or Erin Neathery at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fry’s Food Stores is making it easy to help St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance and other food banks in Arizona this summer with an in-store food drive.
From now until July 7, stop into any Fry’s and donate your non-perishable food items at conveniently placed drop-off boxes at the front of the store. Watch for the extra savings in the weekly fliers that will allow you to pick up an extra item or two to drop in the box while shopping the great deals.
For more information, log on to www.frysfood.com or stop into any Fry’s Food Store.