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Apache Junction Food Bank

As the holidays come around, it’s the ideal time to give back to the community. One of the best ways to give back is by donating to the local food shelter. In the area of Apache Junction Food Bank, 1 in 5 adults, 1 in 4 children, and 1 in 7 seniors are left hungry. For this reason and more, SunWest Dental would like to shine the spotlight on our local food bank: Apache Junction Food Bank.

apache junction food bank volunteersApache Junction Food Bank is an emergency food bank, which serves those in the Apache Junction, Gold Canyon, NW Pinal County, and East Mesa areas. Last year, they assisted over 36,000 people who were food insecure. They collect the food, sort it, and distribute it to those in need. Here is a quick list of items they are desperately in need of. Donors can drop off donations at the food bank itself. Address: 575 N. Idaho Rd. Suite 701. Apache Junction, AZ 85119.

Needed Food:

  • Canned meats – tuna, ham, turkey, chicken, and beef
  • Peanut butter and jelly (plastic jars)
  • Soups
  • Cereal
  • Vegetables and fruit – canned
  • Beans – dried or canned
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Boxed Meals
  • Pasta and Pasta Sauce
  • Rice

Non-Food Items:

  • Toiletries
  • Toilet Paper
  • Tooth Paste/Brushes
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Body Wash/Bar Soap
  • Feminine Products
  • Combs/Brushes (new)

We all can do a little bit, and together that makes a sizable difference. Even just a few of these items could mean the world to someone in need. SunWest Dental wishes everyone a safe, smiley holiday season.

 

Photos courtesy of ajfoodbank.org