The West Valley Pops performed on March 30 at the Valley Vista Performing Arts Center in Surprise and held a food drive for the food bank. If you attended and contributed to the food bank you were part of a record 3,200 pounds of food for the Valley View Community Food Bank! Click here to read more.
THIS WEEKEND: On April 5, 2014 the 10th Annual AARP Chapter 1 Shred-a-Thon and Electronic Recycling event will take place from 8 a.m. to noon at the Youngtown Town Hall and donations will be accepted to support Valley View Community Food Bank. For more info please visit YourWestValley.com
March 30, 2014: Pops Band offering a FREE CONCERT and will be collecting donations of nonperishable food for Valley View Community Food Bank. Please be sure to mark your calendars and enjoy some wonderful music and support the food bank by bringing a donation with you! Click the link to see the article below at www.YourWestValley.com
Valley View Community Food Bank is struggling for monetary donations for required supplies for National Postal Food Drive
The National Letter Carrier Food Drive "Stamp Out Hunger" provides enough donated food to help the food bank through the tough summer months when donations are at it's lowest. "We are really worried this year because we're already experiencing low donations. So it's crucial for us to participate in this National Food Drive", said Jesse Ramirez, Founder of Valley View Community Food Bank. "Without it, we might not make it through the summer and thousands of needy families, elderly and children won't get the food they need." We receive approx. 300,000 pounds of donated food which helps to keep our shelves stocked the tough summer months! We need to be part of this event in order to feed our community so your help is greatly appreciated!
Please consider an online donation to help the food bank with the needed funds. Thank you for your support.
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Click here to read this great article on Jesse Ramirez, founder and president of Valley View Community Food Bank. Thanks to Tina Gamez and her team for the wonderful article!
Thank you to YourWestValley.com for visiting us at the food bank recently. Tina Gamez, a writer for the the local press wanted to bring attention to our turkey shortage and help create awareness for donations. To make a kind online donation to help raise enough holiday meals please click here.
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Posted: Wednesday, November 6, 2013 7:30 pm
By Tina Gamez, DAILY NEWS-SUN
To see article please visit www.YourWestValley.com
Thanksgiving season in the West Valley is in full swing now that the Valley View Community Food Bank has begun its annual turkey drive.
“Last year, we gave out over 4,900 food boxes, including turkeys on the three days prior to Thanksgiving,” said Jesse Ramirez, founder and president of the food bank.
“We really rely on people’s donations,” Ramirez said.
Last year, the food bank had money to buy turkeys, but this year, there isn’t any money allocated or savings to buy the holiday staple.
Sales from the Valley View Community Food Bank Thrift Store, the farmers market and Care Club program go toward the purchase of turkeys for the holidays.
The turkey drive began on Saturday and among those helping out were five Kohl’s department store employees, and because they attended, the store will donate $500, Ramirez said, adding Kohl’s also gives the food bank a good deal on shawls they purchase for grandmothers who are taking care of their grandchildren.
“During the Christmas season, not only do we make food boxes and get toys donated for the families, we think about grandmas that are taking care of their grandkids.” Ramirez said. “Their parents are out of the scene and they’re taking care of their grandkids. There are a lot of families in that situation.” The food bank has been supplying the shawls for seven years.
Ramirez said more than “360 grandmas throughout the Valley” come to the food bank.
Valley View Community Food Bank is different than most, he noted. “We have an open door. If you live in Wickenburg, you can come to this food bank. We’re going to help you. If you live in Prescott Valley, you can come to this food bank.”
The food bank will have a Gobble Gobble Super Tuesday Turkey-Thon through Nov. 26, and those who donate turkeys on Tuesdays will be entered in a drawing for dinner for two — 10 dinners will be given out.
The food bank is located at 10615 W. Peoria Ave., Sun City. Hours are Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Saturday, donations, only 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For more information call 623-933-3358 or visit http://www.yourfoodbank.org/about.html.
Thank you to our friends at YourWestValley.com for highlighting our Mobile Food Pantry campaign. They featured the story to help create awareness and support of our mission to help extend our service to those in need throughout Arizona. We appreciate the wonderful support of community partners like YourWestValley.com and thank them for helping the food bank and it's community.