Important Months for the Food Bank

Rotarians Deb Rue (left) and Leslie Castner sort food donations at the Tri-Community Food Bank (photo by Gary Tindall)

Rosemary Douglas

February and March are important months for the Tri-Community Food Bank (TCFB). A couple of significant food drives take place that enable us to continue to assist our neighbors in need with emergency food supplies.

In February, Epic Rides held their annual 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo mountain bike event. A total of 6,800 pounds of food was collected at the event and donated to TCFB.

Once the food was received into our warehouse, several members of SaddleBrooke Rotary spent hours sorting the donated food for more efficient storage. This effort was critical, as we were preparing to receive additional food donations from another major food drive. We are very grateful to Epic Rides and the SaddleBrooke Rotary for their generous donations of goods and labor.

In March the annual SaddleBrooke Community Outreach (SBCO) Food Drive takes place. SBCO has supported and partnered with the Food Bank for the past 25 years. The monetary and food donations received during the SBCO annual food drive make a major contribution toward keeping the Food Bank open.

The Tri-Community Food Bank is an all-volunteer organization. The TCFB is located at 108 Redwood Road in Mammoth. We are open five days a week (Monday through Thursday and Saturday) from 9 a.m. to noon to serve the communities of Oracle, San Manuel, Mammoth, and Dudleyville.

The Tri-Community Food Bank is an IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and an Arizona Qualifying Charitable Organization. We spend 0% for administration costs and are totally supported by your generous donations. The TCFB also receives food donations from the United Food Bank in Mesa, Ariz.