One person’s surplus is another’s necessity, and St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance is hoping that once again the Valley’s overflowing neighborhood citrus trees can be transformed into a bountiful harvest for those in need this winter.
Now that Arizona’s citrus quarantine has been extended statewide, St. Mary’s will again accept drop-off citrus donations in 2017 and Super Citrus Saturday attempts to make it as convenient as possible for those wishing to help those in need to do so.
For those who are able to glean their own fruit and save Food Bank resources, St. Mary’s will hold its annual “Super Citrus Saturday” citrus drop-off on Saturday, Jan. 28. The event features five drop-off locations from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to make donating convenient as for residents in the citrus-plentiful areas of North Central Phoenix, Arcadia, Surprise and North Scottsdale to give homeowners a designated drop-off spot to make their tax-deductible produce donation to the Food Bank.
The five “Super Citrus Saturday” locations for 2017 are:
*North Phoenix Baptist Church (Central Avenue and Bethany Home Road)
*St. Mary’s Food Bank, Main Location (2831 N. 31st Avenue)
*Shepherd of the Hills United Church of Christ (56th Street and Lafayette)
*St. Mary’s Food Bank, Surprise Location (13050 W. Elm Street).
*McDowell Mountain Marketplace (10111 E. Bell Road – Bell Road/Thompson Peak)
St. Mary’s volunteers will be on hand to assist you upon arrival and will have with large cardboard containers ready to make unloading fast and easy. There is so much citrus available in our communities, let’s make sure it doesn’t go to waste and is put to the best possible use – helping our neighbors in need.
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