United Food Bank Partnering with Local Businesses to Start Kids’ Club

United Food Bank Partnering with Local Businesses to Start Kids’ Club

Arizona – July 28, 2011- The United Food Bank has created a clever way to engage and teach school-aged children about philanthropy and community service with the introduction of their Kids? Lunch Bunch Club.

Donating one jar of peanut butter and one jar of jelly at any of the participating “Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive” locations listed below enrolls your child in the Kids? Lunch Bunch Club. New members of the Club will receive a certificate and a token of appreciation from the participating business.

“This is a kids helping kids program,” said Bob Evans, United Food Bank President and CEO. “Every night one out of four kids in Arizona goes to bed hungry.” This program will raise children?s awareness of hunger in Arizona and in a fun way engage them to be part of the solution. The enrollment „fee? has a significance that children will understand. One jar of peanut butter and one jar of jelly is enough to make 10 sandwiches.

Below is a list of “Peanut Butter and Jelly Food Drive” participating businesses, food drive dates, and tokens of their appreciation:

August 1-31

Children?s Museum of Phoenix

Participation enters you in a drawing for a free membership at the Climber level (admits 2)

215 North 7th Street

Phoenix, AZ 85034


Bounce U- Open bounce pass

1166 South Gilbert Road Suite 110

Gilbert, AZ 85296


Arizona Museum for Youth – Free admission pass, 1 per family (some restrictions apply)

35 North Robson Street

Mesa, AZ 85201


MyPigsty Furniture-$10 off coupon and a special prize

1528 West San Pedro #7

Gilbert, AZ 85233


Superstition Springs Center- Special PB&J drive participation sticker

6555 East Southern Avenue

Mesa, AZ 85206


August 1-7


Yodipity- 15% off purchase

1033 North Dobson Road #104

Mesa, AZ 85201


August 19-21


Gameworks- 30 minute unlimited game play

5000 Arizona Mills Circle

Tempe, AZ 85282


Fiddlesticks- Unlimited ride wristband

1155 West Elliot Road

Tempe, AZ 85284


Brunswick Zone XL-Coupon for 1 free game of bowling

1160 South Gilbert Road

Gilbert, AZ 85233

About United Food Bank

United Food Bank is a private nonprofit organization that provides hunger relief/food assistance by collecting, acquiring, storing and distributing food and related commodities through a network of partner social services agencies in the East Valley, eastern Maricopa County, Gila and Pinal Counties and southern Apache and Navajo Counties. United Food Bank receives the prestigious four-star rating from Charity Navigator, an independent charity evaluator, for its efficiency. For more information visit www.unitedfoodbank.org.

Contact: Lisa Goin
480-398-4442 (office); 602-980-1090 (cell)