Message from the President & CEO

Happy New Year Everyone -

I hope your holiday was filled with joy and blessings.  I'm so pleased to share with you that we met - and exceeded - our $90,000 fundraising challenge match, meaning that twice as many people will receive life-sustaining nourishment.  To all of you who participated, we offer our profound gratitude for your kindness and your generosity.  

This was a tremendous accomplishment of which we are very proud, however, the issue of hunger remains one of our community's most daunting challenges.  Sadly, one in three children in our community go to bed hungry and Arizona ranks third behind only New Mexico and Mississippi in terms of child poverty.  We cannot overemphasize how important your part is in our mission to alleviate this unfortunate reality.

We also have another exciting announcement.  We set a new all-time record in 2017, delivering 3.2 million pounds of excess food to those that need it most.  Our gratitude to our loyal food donors is unbounded; they are the lifeblood of our organization, as well as to our hard-working drivers who ensure that no request for food goes unanswered.

We have exciting changes and challenges ahead of us in 2018.  I hope you will visit our website regularly to share in all the news.

Thank you again for your loyalty and commitment to our organization and to our mission.  I hope 2018 is filled with blessings for each of you and I ask you to join with us in remembering those among us who are less fortunate.  They are depending on us.

With blessings and gratitude,

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Dee Mitten
President & CEO