The Marana Community Food Bank has announced that it has received a $10,000 TRICIO Electric Cooperative Power Grant for 2012.
With this TRICO Power Grant the 2,947 food insecure families in the Marana Community Food Bank service area will continue to receive peanut butter as one of the staples in the monthly TEFAP emergency food distribution. 6,536 jars of peanut butter will be purchased for the TEFAP food boxes.
“We are thrilled to partner with TRICO Electric Cooperative to ensure that those in need in our community continue to receive peanut butter in our food boxes,” said Linda Hampton, Marana Food Bank Executive Director. “35% of our clients are children who will directly benefit from this purchase of peanut butter for our food boxes.”
The Marana Community Food Bank is a branch of the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona and serves the areas of Marana, Avra Valley, Dove Mountain, Tucson Estates, Three Point, Picture Rocks, Old Tucson and Pascua Yaqui.
Trico Electric Cooperative, Inc. is a non-profit electric cooperative serving more than 38,000 customers in northwest Tucson, Marana, Corona de Tucson, Sahuarita, Green Valley, Three Points, Arivaca and Sasabe. Trico was formed in 1945 by farmers in Avra Valley seeking to bring electric power to their rural area.
For more information, contact Linda Hampton at (520) 682-3001.