6,000 pounds of donated food: Community responds to Tempe agency's call for needy
Food banks across Arizona have run into a similar roadblock during a summer that’s been tougher than most: Donations have plummeted and demand has skyrocketed.
Ed Baker, president of the Tempe Community Action Agency, said he can’t remember a time when the food bank has been in such dire need of food and supplies. The agency's shelves were empty, and he said they feared they would have to start turning people away.
“It’s kind of just been a perfect storm this year,” Baker said. “We are literally out of food.”
He turned to the community for help, and on Saturday morning they came through —... read more
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