Food items are donated and delivered by La Casa members to the food bank on a weekly basis. This is a year-round project as ‘hunger is a year-round problem.’ Paradise Valley Food Bank items are collected on Sundays in the wooden bins outside the Sanctuary and in the tub located in the lobby of the Gathering Place, and in the church office on weekdays, 9 am-4 pm.
Hungry? Would a can of soup make your day? Probably not! We live in a community that doesn’t think twice about spending $10 at McDonald’s or $100 at the supermarket. Yet, there are people in our northeast Phoenix and Scottsdale communities who can’t afford to feed their family soup! We can make a difference in their lives.
Please remember the Paradise Valley Emergency Food Bank as you do your grocery shopping. Especially in the summer, there are fewer donation sources, but the needs of the hungry do not diminish! As always, all food staple items are gratefully accepted anytime.
What does the volunteer job of transporting food from La Casa de Cristo to the food bank entail?
Picking up food at La Casa once a week and delivering it to the food bank located at 10862 N. 32nd Street, (602) 867-9228.
How much food is there? The amount varies from week to week, usually in many small bags (no boxes). The volunteer checks in at the church office to receive a key to access the areas on campus to collect the food items.
When are deliveries done? Deliveries are done weekly, Monday-Friday, between 9 am-3:30 pm. Volunteers make their own schedule. It is important, however, that items are delivered weekly to avoid a heavy load for the volunteer the following week. Help is available, if needed, to off-load the food at the food bank
How much time does this take each week? It should take no more than 1 1/2 hours to pick up and deliver the items.
Team leader: Brad Trump – La Casa de Cristo representative on the PV Food Bank Board