Thursday, April 23, 2009

FEED THE MULTITUDES FOOD DRIVE, MAY 1-31, 2009

With the state of the American economy, more than ever people are experiencing shortfalls of adequate nutrition. In the state of Arizona alone more than 857,300 live in poverty. That is roughly 14% of Arizona population. In addition to that 1,876,000 or 31% are “working poor” who do not receive assistance with food stamps. [1] In light of these statistics and an inflationary economy these statistics in the near future are expected to grow. This is the reason Tri-City has decided to do what it can to provide some assistance to relieve these statistics.

In May 2009 (May 1 – 31) Tri-City Property Management Services, Inc. will host its first “Feed the Multitudes” food drive to assist the United Food Bank in stamping out hunger. Tri-City will have food boxes in the lobby of our office for anyone who wishes to drop off any can goods to assist United Food Bank in stocking their food reserves to assist Arizona’s population who otherwise may go without. We would be most appreciative for anything you may be able to contribute.

To show our appreciation, anyone donating 5 items or more may enter a drawing for an MP3 player. The winner of the drawing will be announced when we get our results back from United Food Bank on the success of our food drive.

The United Food bank is in most need of the following:

Current Needs: Granola Bars, Nutrition Bars, Juice Boxes

Always in Need: Oatmeal, Enriched Pasta, Chicken, Tuna, Chili con Carne, Beef Stew, Apricots, Peaches, Peas, Asparagus, Kidney Beans, Blackeye Peas, Pinto Beans, Refried Beans, Peanut Butter, Tomatoes, Prunes, Nuts.

Some of the services that the United Food Bank offers to Arizona citizens are as follows:
If you, or anyone you know, needs assistance you can find further information regarding these services at the United Food Bank. You can call 480-926-4897 or visit their website at http://www.unitedfoodbank.org/. Thanks for your cooperation and help to stamp out hunger in Arizona.