Green Valley-Sahuarita Community Food Bank
250 E. Continental
Green Valley, AZ 85614
Contact: Mary Jane Goodrick
Phone: (520) 625-5252
Hours of Operation:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday – 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
Tuesday – 9 am to 4:30 pm.
Monday through Friday – 7:30 am – 2:00 pm
-Green Valley-Sahuarita’s Nourishing News Newsletter (Spring 2013).
According to the study, Hunger in America 2010, 30 percent of seniors have had to choose between paying for food and paying for medical care.
This is now a reality for even more seniors as they find themselves unemployed during the recent economic downturn. Although food insecurity—not having access to enough food for an active or healthy life—affects people of all ages, older Americans are particularly at risk because they have unique nutritional needs related to aging and/or medical conditions. To meet these needs, seniors at risk of hunger often depend on local food pantries for help. Among food pantry clients 65 and older, more than half reported visiting on a monthly basis, the highest of any age group.
It’s important that our community know that many of our seniors right here in the Green Valley-Sahuarita area rely on both federal nutrition programs and food banks to get by each month.
Together, we can provide hope to seniors and families in need.
(Your gift will benefit the Green Valley-Sahuarita Community Food Bank)
Community Food Bank Offers Citrus Gleaning Program
for Green Valley, Sahuarita Areas
The food bank is offering to pick surplus citrus from homes and businesses in the Green Valley, Sahuarita areas between January 21and April 30, 2014. This service is known as “Gleaning” or the harvesting of food that would otherwise go unused.
To schedule someone to come to a home or business and pick the citrus, in the Green Valley, Sahuarita area call the Green Valley-Sahuarita Food Bank at (520) 625-5252. Those able to do their own gleaning may call to schedule a pick-up or drop off the citrus at 3003 South Country Club Road, Tucson, AZ 85713. In Green Valley-Sahuarita, the citrus may be dropped off at the Branch Food Bank at 250 E. Continental, Green Valley, AZ 85614.
If families can pick their own citrus and bring it to our main warehouse, it will increase the amount of “Gleaning” the Food Bank can do this season.
For questions and additional information, please contact the Green Valley-Sahuarita Food Bank at (520) 625-5252
Your donation will bring healthy fruit to local families in need. The staff and volunteers can only pick fruit from the tree. Pima County Health regulations prohibit us from taking fruit that has fallen on the ground. Thank you again!