Amado Food Bank Announces Open House

SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 2007

The Amado Food Bank is pleased to announce an open house celebrating the second phase of construction on the Food Bank building.  The open house will take place on Saturday, June 2, 2007 at 9:00 AM.  The Amado Food Bank is located at 28720 South Nogales Highway.  The public is welcome. 

Speakers at the Amado Food Bank open house will include Sharon Bronson from the Pima County Board of Supervisors and Margaret Piel, former President of the Amado Food Bank Board of Directors.

The new structure is part of an ongoing project.  Phase one of the 2,000 square feet was completed in May 2001 and this second phase of 4,000 square feet was completed in May 2007.  Funding for the Amado building came from a variety of sources including 2004 Pima County Bonds, Phelps Dodge, the Wolslager Foundation and the USDA Rural Development dollars.

The Amado Food Bank serves the Amado and Lakewood, Arizona areas as well as a small portion of Santa Cruise County to Tumacocari.  The Amado Food Bank is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  Thursday the hours are 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM. 

For further information contact Mildred Lopez Feliciano, Amado Food Bank Branch Manager at (520) 398-2942 or Jack Parris at (520) 622-0525 x 215.