Phoenix, Arizona (April 26, 2018) – Arizona Brainfood and United Food Bank are uniting to provide thousands of students that receive breakfast and lunches from the school programs with enough food and essentials to supplement meals during the proposed teacher walkout this Thursday, April 26, 2018 to the conclusion of the strike.
“We are very concerned that thousands of Arizona kids will go hungry while the schools are closed,” stated Ruth Collins, Arizona Brainfood Founder & President. “We’re excited to partner with United Food Bank in increasing our backpack meal program in the valley during this period and ensuring the children receive the meals that they would have had at the schools.”
All 115 schools that Arizona Brainfood supports will be closed during the teacher walkout. That’s nearly 3,600 students they serve every weekend.
“Our efforts along with Arizona Brainfood will ensure that students get the nutritious meals they need during the strike, but we will need assistances from the Arizona community during this critical time.” Dave Richins CEO United Food Bank said.
How you can support Arizona Brainfood and United Food Bank:
- Donations can be made at feedazkids.com. For every $5 donation we can feed a child for a weekend. All proceeds go directly to Arizona Brainfood and United Food Banks backpack program to feed students in need.
- Donate food to United Food Bank, visit unitedfoodbank.org.
- Donate your time and help build backpack meals by visiting azbrainfood.org/donate
About Arizona Brainfood: Arizona Brainfood is a non-profit organization that discreetly provides a backpack of food to feed hungry school children on the weekends. We hope that each child will return to school every Monday mentally aware and physically able to concentrate.
About United Food Bank: United Food Bank is celebrating 35 years as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides hunger relief by collecting, acquiring, storing and distributing food and related commodities through a network of more than 200 partner social service agencies in eastern Maricopa County, Gila and Pinal Counties, and southern Apache and Navajo Counties.
Did You Know?
One in four children in Arizona struggles with food insecurity. In United Food Bank’s service area, that means 92,693 children do not know where their next meal is coming from. You can make a difference! Every $1 donated can provide FIVE MEALS for families in need. Click here for more information on how you can make a difference or click on the Give Now button below.