Message from the President & CEO

Warmest Holiday Greetings to Everyone ~

It's hard to believe another year is almost over. Joy and blessings, as well as challenges, have filled our year. Challenges in that Arizona remains third in the nation behind only New Mexico and Mississippi in terms of child hunger. Blessings in terms of your commitment to stand steadfastly with Waste Not as we work together to alleviate this unfortunate reality.

A blessing of immense proportion is that every donation that we receive from now until December 31st will be doubled, dollar for dollar, up to $90,000, because of the kindness and generosity of two of our most faithful donors. Please take advantage of this - twice as many people will receive life-sustaining nourishment because of their generosity and yours.

We are on track to finish 2017 with a record 3 million pounds of excess food delivered to those that need it most. Our heartfelt gratitude goes out to our faithful food donors who recognize that their excess food very often feeds someone who wonders where their next meal is coming from.

We expanded our services, feeding more of our hungry neighbors, however, with expansion comes added expense. We ask that you continue to walk beside us as we strive to make our community a better place for all of us. We cannot overemphasize how important your part is in the fulfillment of our mission.

Thank you again. We wish each and every one of you all the joys and blessings of the season.

With blessings and gratitude,

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Dee Mitten
President & CEO