Community Food Bank Facing a $400,000 Shortfall in Monetary Donations

The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona is facing a $400,000 shortfall in monetary donations for the month of November 2012.  This places the Food Bank in a critical position for December and following months.

“Unfortunately, this year our donations are less than we received last year”, said Bill Carnegie, Food Bank President/CEO.  “In addition to this shortfall, we are seeing an increase of 10% in the demand of food boxes.  It’s a difficult situation and we hope the community can help,” Carnegie added.

For every $1.00 donated, the Community Food Bank can distribute nearly $9.00 worth of food.

Those wishing to help with monetary donations may make a secure online donation:

Donations may also be made by calling (520) 882-3296.

Give to the Community Food Bank and receive a dollar-for-dollar state tax credit, available to those who itemize, up to $200 for a single filer and up to $400 for joint filers.

For more information, contact Dan Walters at (520) 882-3278.