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Food Drive in Tempe Upcoming

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Gather up non-perishable feminine hygiene supplies, pet food, household essentials, for a drive-thru food drive event April 2 organized by Tempe Neighborhoods Together (TNT). The event supports Tempe Community Action Agency, Aris Foundation, Lost Our Home and Women4Women.

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  • Saturday, April 2, noon to 4 p.m.
  • Pyle Adult Recreation Center parking lot, 655 E. Southern Ave.
  • Find a list of items needed here.

TNT organized the event, in partnership with the City of Tempe, to address concerns about food insecurity in our community.

“People should not have to worry about food. The impact of the coronavirus has made things worse. Heavy demands on our partner agencies have diminished supplies quickly,” said Judy Tapscott, a member of TNT’s food drive planning committee. “Tempe neighbors can make a big impact, and this is an easy way to do it.”

Thanks to generous residents, last year’s drive brought in 4,100 pounds of food and pet food and 6,000 feminine hygiene items, as well as $700 in monetary donations.

“Currently, Tempe Community Action Agency (TCAA) serves one out of every seven people in Tempe and provides over 34,400 food boxes and/or nutritious meals,” said Deb Bacorn, TCAA’s community engagement supervisor.

“Through the support of Tempe Neighborhoods Together, TCAA received over 3,100 pounds of food in the fall,” she said. “We are extremely grateful for the community support and look forward to the April food drive.”

Partner organizations:

Tempe Community Action Agency – Food pantry serving seniors, adults and children

The Aris Foundation – Feeding the food insecure

Lost Our Home – Compassionate services to pets and owners in crisis

Women4Women – Assisting women with feminine hygiene products 

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