CAVE CREEK – The Foothills Food Bank and Resource Center has too many empty shelves and is in urgent need of non-perishable food donations and foods for the upcoming holidays.
Pam DiPietro, executive director for Foothills Food Bank, says even more families and working individuals are in need of food due to changing economic forces and work transitions.
“Factors such as job change issues, the cost of living and other life changes have resulted in an increase in the nutritional needs of many in our communities,” DiPietro said. “We ask the public to provide us with food donations to increase our food inventory through spring.”
Foothills Food Bank provides emergency food, financial assistance and other life necessities and resources to individuals and families in the desert foothills area, which encompasses a 180-square mile area that includes Black Canyon City, Cave Creek, Carefree, Anthem, Desert Hills, New River, north Scottsdale and north Phoenix.
“The food bank also encourages area businesses, churches and individuals to host food drives and/or drop off food and toiletries to help the food bank,” DiPietro said.
Visit Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center, at FoothillsFoodBank.com for more information. To contact the food bank send an email to FoothillsFoodBank@gmail.com or call 480-488-1145. Foothills Food Bank and Resource Center is located at 6038 E. Hidden Valley Drive in Cave Creek.