TRICO Power Cooperative Makes $5,000 Power Grant Donation to Marana Community Food Bank for Peanut Butter

The Marana Community Food Bank has announced that it received a $5,000 TRICO Electric Cooperative Power Grant.  The grant has been used to purchase peanut butter with help from the Fry’s Food Store # 689 at Tangerine and Thornydale.

The Marana Food Bank has seen an increase in demand for food assistance, while the amount of food available for distribution is decreasing.  Recent holiday food drive donations decreased by 40% over the same time last year. The cost of purchasing food, due to poor weather conditions in the South, has increased the price of peanut butter dramatically.

Each family food box distributed at the Marana Community Food Bank includes two jars of peanut butter per month.  “Most children like peanut butter and it’s a good source of protein for lunches and after school snacks,” commented Linda Hampton, Food Bank Executive Director.  “This help from TRICO Electric Cooperative could not have come at a better time to replenish our peanut butter supplies.”

The Marana Community Food Bank is a branch of the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona and serves more than 2,300 families monthly in the areas of Marana, Rillito, Avra Valley, Oro Valley and northwest Tucson.  It is located at 11734 W. Grier Road, Marana, Arizona 85653

For information about receiving food assistance from the Marana Food Bank, call (520) 682-3001.

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left to right are Vicki Sibley, Fry’s Food Store #689 manager, Linda Hampton, Marana Community Food Bank Executive Director and Romi Carrell Wittman, Director of Communications TRICO Electric Power Cooperative, Inc.