Local nonprofit collects food for families in need with 'Bag-A-Thon' during holiday season

Native nonprofit collects meals for households in want with ‘Bag-A-Thon’ throughout vacation season

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TUCSON, Ariz. — A neighborhood nonprofit is asking the neighborhood for assist in filling vacation meals luggage for greater than 3,000 native households going through meals hardship this Thanksgiving and Vacation Season.

Interfaith Neighborhood Providers is holding its 16th annual community-wide “Bag-A-Thon” meals drive with a objective to gather 50,000 kilos of meals or {dollars} for the meals banks.

Non-perishable and canned meals objects could also be dropped off on the Northwest ICS Meals Financial institution positioned at 2820 West Ina Highway from Monday – Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. now by way of October 30.

Meals objects can be delivered to neighborhood meals assortment day from 9:30 a.m. – midday, Saturday, October 31 positioned at Canyon Del Oro Baptist Church, 9200 North Oracle Highway the place neighborhood members can drive up, keep of their automobiles and drop off their objects.

“The variety of households we see coming to the ICS Meals Financial institution through the pandemic, particularly first time guests, continues to extend day by day,” says Tim Kromer, ICS Director of Outreach and Partnerships. “The ICS Meals Banks is the second largest meals pantry in southern Arizona. It takes a neighborhood working collectively to assist clear up the difficulty of starvation, now greater than ever, and we’re so grateful for the neighborhood’s help. The Bag-A-Thon is crucial to serving to us fill our cabinets and supply the sources to help the households who flip to us of their time of want.”

ICS can be giving the neighborhood the choice to boost funds on-line somewhat than drop off bodily meals donations this yr because of the ongoing pandemic.

Over 30,000 kilos of meals was collected throughout final yr’s drive.