BY LINDA BENTLEY | JANUARY 15, 2014
Helping those who help others
NORTH VALLEY – As many as 450 families in our area seek help from the Foothills Food Bank and Resource Center every month. This requires scheduling hundreds of volunteers, numerous food pickups from regular donation locations, pick up of donated non-food items and transport of various items to families that do not have transportation.
Many families are able to get by on a week-to-week or month-to-month basis, but have no way to handle out of the ordinary occurrences, like an illness or injury, which can be devastating if the family has no medical insurance, as is now very common.
One way to ensure help for those families facing a crisis is to pay off the mortgage on the food bank building. Please consider making a generous donation marked for mortgage elimination. Your generosity will be greatly appreciated and long remembered. And you will be making a significant difference in the food bank‘s ability to fulfill its mission.
To make monetary donations: Send your check, payable to Foothills Food Bank, to Foothills Food Bank, P.O. Box 715, Carefree, AZ 85377. Or click on Donate at the top of the page at www.foothillsfoodbank.com (your donations may be tax deductible).
Constant community efforts are underway to bring in donations of food and monies to help sustain the food bank in these demanding times. All individuals and groups are encouraged to help in this effort.
You may bring donated items and food (check their monthly wish list to find the most needed items) directly to the Foothills Food Bank during business hours at 6038 E. Hidden Valley Drive, Cave Creek, AZ 85331.
A van is badly needed to facilitate timely pick-ups from those who donate regularly, especially perishables. Donation of a vehicle may also be tax deductible and the name of the donor will appear permanently on the van. Contact Pam DiPietro directly if you are able to help with a vehicle donation by calling 480-488-1145.