NOVEMBER 7, 2012
CAVE CREEK – In March of 2012 Sonoran News announced the launch of a capital campaign for a permanent home for the Foothills Food Bank. Excitement is building! Why? Because they are so close to having a new home, they can taste it.
As the process of locating a building comes to a close, it becomes increasingly urgent to raise the necessary funds. The goal of $800,000 is comprised of: building $520,000, renovation $200,000 and $80,000 to allow for duplicate operations (rent, utilities, stores of food and necessities, etc.) for a short time to help ensure uninterrupted service to the community during the move.
Since 2008, clients needing the food bank have increased by 213 percent. While they have much support from our community and volunteers, meeting the rapidly growing challenge has become desperate, due to their limited physical space.
According to Foothills Food Bank Executive Director Pam DiPietro, more than 400 volunteers now work out of a room the size of the average living room to serve 8,000 hungry individuals in Anthem, Black Canyon City, Carefree, Cave Creek, Desert Hills, New River, North Phoenix, North Scottsdale, and Rio Verde.
Any and all donations will be greatly appreciated. Express your commitment today by completing a Capital Campaign Pledge Form available at www.foothillsfoodbank.com/capital-campaign. You may also help move them toward this needed building by sending your check payable to Foothills Food Bank to Foothills Food Bank, P.O. Box 715, Carefree, AZ 85377. Your donations may be tax deductible.