Volunteers needed for a mobile food pantry distribution

News Provided by the United Food Bank

United Food Bank is looking for more volunteers to assist them in continuing the town’s bi-weekly food distributions for those in need. The food distributions or “Mobile Pantry” for the residents of Florence, are held at 231 N. Quartz Street parking lot on Fridays. Beginning this Friday, distributions will begin at 9:30 a.m. and volunteers would be needed one hour prior to that start time. Distributions over the next few months will take place on 5/17, 5/31, 6/14, 6/28, 7/12 and 7/26.

Volunteers assist employees of the food bank with setting up and taking down the mobile pantry components, organizing food products and helping clients during the food distribution. This is a unique opportunity for individuals to see how we serve the community firsthand.

United Food Bank established the mobile food pantry in Florence as part of their ongoing efforts to meet the need for food assistance in that community. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 12.1 percent of the town lives below the poverty line. This has forced many in the town to turn to other resources like UFB’s mobile food pantry. The food bank is happy to serve this community and is thankful to its volunteers and supporters for making its mobile pantry possible.

Individuals interested in volunteering should contact Denise Montana at (480) 926-4897 Ext. 216 or at dmontana@unitedfoodbank.org.

About United Food Bank

United Food Bank is a private nonprofit organization that provides hunger relief/food assistance by collecting, acquiring, storing and distributing food and related commodities through a network of partner social services agencies in the East Valley, eastern Maricopa County, Gila and Pinal Counties and southern Apache and Navajo Counties.  United Food Bank receives the prestigious four-star rating from Charity Navigator, an independent charity evaluator, for its efficiency. For more information, visit www.unitedfoodbank.org. 

About Feeding America

Feeding America provides low-income individuals and families with the fuel to survive and even thrive. As the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity, our network members supply food to more than 37 million Americans each year, including 14 million children and 3 million seniors. Serving the entire United States, more than 200 member food banks support 61,000 agencies that address hunger in all of its forms.

2016-11-15T11:20:03+00:00May 17th, 2013|

About the Author:

Mr. Knudsen serves as the Assistant Town Manager and Public Information Officer.