Stanton, City Council Continue Partnership with Local Food Banks

Nov. 21, 2012

Greg Stanton for News Releases

Caption:      Mayor Greg Stanton

PHOENIX— Mayor Greg Stanton and City Manager David Cavazos presented checks today to several Phoenix food banks so they can continue to help struggling families during these economic times.

This is the third year the Phoenix City Council is partnering with local food banks, after the food tax was approved in March 2010, providing $250,000 of food tax funds each year for these programs.

“I know the people of Phoenix care about those in need.  These partnerships are one way to make sure we’re taking care of families facing tough times in our community,” Stanton said.  “While we come together to support local food banks during the holidays, let’s not forget they need our support throughout the year.”

The following food banks are part of this partnership:

  • Desert Mission, Inc., $72,000
  • St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance, $25,000
  • ICM Food and Clothing Bank, $67,500
  • St. Vincent de Paul, $85,500

“Without our partnership with the City of Phoenix and its long-term support of our mission, we would not be able to provide much-needed nutritional support to our clients,” said Cindy Hallman, Vice President, John C. Lincoln Health Network and Chief Executive Officer, Desert Mission. “Many of our clients are the working poor or those who have recently become unemployed for the first-time.  The funds we get from the City of Phoenix help Desert Mission provide much needed nutritious food and essential hygiene products to clients who are unable to provide it for themselves.”

 

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