Food Bank Open House

Jean Peterson (second from left), founder of the TCFB, with Judy Haberski, Joyce McClung, and Rosemary Douglas at the TCFB Open House

Rosemary Douglas

On April 8, the Tri-Community Food Bank (TCFB) held an open house to thank the community and supporting organizations for the donations and volunteers that make the food distribution possible. The main building and recently completed warehouse were open for viewing.

Harry and Patty Clark of H. Clark Construction were among the attendees. H. Clark Construction installed the walk-in cooler and freezer and worked with TCFB to determine a solution when it lost  its former warehouse. Harry Clark and crew constructed the new warehouse and installed the concrete ramp and courtyard area.

A highlight of the event was the presence of Jean Peterson, one of the original founders of the TCFB, which was founded in 1980.

Also present were several board members from SaddleBrooke Community Outreach (SBCO). For 24 years, SBCO has held an annual food drive to benefit TCFB. Last year’s food drive donations allowed TCFB to install a much-needed walk-in freezer, build the new warehouse when the former warehouse was unexpectedly closed, and continue regular ongoing food distribution. This year’s food drive results of more than $190,000 will position the TCFB to serve our existing customers for more than a year. TCFB is deeply grateful to the SBCO Board of Directors, the members who worked on the Food Drive, and to the many generous donors from the SaddleBrooke and SaddleBrooke Ranch communities.

The Tri-Community Food Bank is an IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and an Arizona Qualifying Charitable Organization. Our mailing address is P.O. Box 38, Mammoth, AZ 85618. The Food Bank is an all-volunteer organization.