While reading OnlineAnthem.com today, I saw an article about the Foothills Food Bank entitled, “Foothills Food Bank Needs Your Help”. According to this article, the Foothills Food Bank is looking for more cash and food donations to help local area citizens who have found themselves in need of help in order to get by. The Foothills Food Bank operates out of Cave Creek and surprisingly up to 50% of those people it serves are from the Anthem and Riverside area. It seems that the current national economic situation is affecting more Americans than had been estimated including a good number here in Anthem and Riverside.
The Foothills food Bank provides food and cash to help pay for housing, transportation costs and energy costs for those who qualify. Currently the food bank is very low on funds due to an increased need among the population and reduced disposable income due to higher energy costs. Another factor that may help explain why so few are donating food and cash is the coming November elections, many are donating to their political party of choice and as a result have less money available to donate to social services such as the Foothills Food Bank. This is common for animal shelters and food banks in many American cities during national elections
How can you help? You can donate, and not just during the holidays. Foothills Food bank serves the community year-round and can use monetary and food donations throughout the course of the year. All donations go directly to help your neighbors. Donations can be dropped off at Altell Wireless center or Fry’s. According to Ted Illston Anthem’s coordinator of the Foothills Food bank, you can also contact him and arrange for pickup of food and donations at your home or office.
Another way to help is to volunteer your time to help pick up donations and food. If you would like to become a volunteer for the Foothills Food Bank, please contact Ted Illston at 602-334-4776.
You can also help by making referrals. If you now someone who is in need of assistance, you can refer them to the Foothill Food Bank office at 480-488-1145. Potential recipients must visit the Foothills Food bank office at 7005 Cave Creek Road in Cave Creek in order to establish a relationship with the bank. Foothills Food Bank is registered and recognized by the state of Arizona and promises that all records help given are private.
Click to read this article in OnlineAnthem.com