Gilbert Feeding Families Exceeds Goal
Gilbert families now have the food they need after the Town of Gilbert Feeding Families Food Drive surpassed its goal for the month-long initiative. Thanks to generous donations and community partners like Albertsons and Hunter Contracting, the town provided 50 thousand meals for the United Food Bank to be designated for Gilbert residents, and $1,530 to be donated to the victims of the Oklahoma tornados if the United Food Bank gets a request from that region.
At the finale event, volunteers weighed and loaded food, and changed coin with the help of the MidFirst Bank Coin Van. Council Member Jenn Daniels spoke at the event Monday.
“Our goal was fifty-thousand meals, which is a tall order but the Town of Gilbert definitely pulled through,” she said.
Bob Evans, President and CEO of the United Food Bank, also attended the finale.
“This food will come back to our friends here in Gilbert so that folks who just end up with too much month at the end of the money have a helping hand,” he said. “We couldn’t do it without you folks, so thank you all so very very much.“
United Food Bank provides access to nutritious food through community partnerships, food distribution and education
in the East Valley and Eastern Arizona. To find out more or donate, visit www.unitedfoodbank.org.