The Marana Community Food Bank has Applied for a $26,700 USDA Development Grant

The Marana Community Food Bank has applied for a $26,700 USDA Rural Development grant for funding assistance to make improvements at the Food Bank.

Funding may be used to buy a new refrigerated box truck, pallet racks, a battery operated 3-wheeler forklift, a new walk-in refrigerator or freezer, and/or an additional computer and monitor. Funding could also be used to repair or replace portable refrigeration units or for remodeling expenses to reposition the concrete pad and ramp to allow for forklift access, improve telephone wiring, or removing temporary walls and cubicles inside the warehouse.

Residents of the local area will be able to learn more about the projects and discuss specific elements of the application at the monthly Board Member’s meeting on Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 7:30 AM at the Marana Community Food Bank.

Residents may provide comments on such items as economic and environmental issues that may impact the area or discuss any alternatives to the proposed projects.

Additional information about this public meeting can be obtained by contacting Tony Bruno at (520) 622-0525 x 245 or by e-mail at

The Community Food Bank in Tucson is the umbrella organization for the Marana Food Bank.