Heroes to Hometowns 5 Ton Food Drive

Have you ever been hungry? Not because you’re on a diet or you didn’t have time to eat, but because you don’t have enough money to buy food? Unfortunately, that’s what it’s like for many Arizona wounded Veterans and their families. Arizona Heroes to Hometowns knows you’d like to help. Bring your non-perishable food items and donations to the 5 Ton Food Drive on Friday, July 31st at 4 valley Fry’s Food Stores.

This year a special 5 Ton Food/Donation Drive is to be held at 4 Fry’s Food Stores throughout the Phoenix area to help local Food Banks. Non-perishable food and monetary donations for the 5 Ton Food/Donation program will be accepted to complete food boxes from local food banks. Friday July 31st, 2015 is your chance to help restock local food banks and/or donate to the Turkeys to Troops program through AZ Heroes to Hometowns.

AZ Heroes to Hometowns will be at the following Fry’s locations from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm on Friday July 31st stop by one of the following 4 Fry’s Food Store locations and help us fill the trucks!

  • 18420 N. 19th Ave., Phoenix (19th Ave and Union Hills)
  • 155 W. Combs Rd., Queen Creek (Gantzel and Combs)
  • 4815 E. Carefree Hwy, Cave Creek (48th Street and Carefree Hwy)
  • 5941 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa (McKellips and Recker Rd)

If you cannot stop by one of these locations and still want to help, please make a donation at the AZ Heroes to Hometowns website. You can request a box for your office or business prior to the event for donations.

In partnership with AZ Heroes to Hometowns, you can thank our military service members and their families, by letting them know that Arizonan cares. Please consider helping those men, women, and their families that have done their part to fight for our freedom.

Thank you in advance for your assistance and support of our troops.

Kathy Pearce Kathy Pearce, Founder/CEO AZ Heroes to Hometowns

Channel 3 and Ice Cream — on a Sunday Morning?

Brought to you by: Cynde C.

On July 13 I spent four hours on a Sunday morning at Gelato Matto, 59th Avenue and the 101, talking about the Food Bank, its need, food drives, and trying the most delicious gelato I have ever had.

Elena Gonnella opened up her lovely gelato shop to Channel 3, sharing with them all of her tasty treats, including Gelato Spaghetti, and invited the Food Bank to join in the fun.  For two weeks, Gelato Matto was holding a food drive to benefit St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance and to encourage participants, she was offering an incentive this Sunday to anyone who donated canned food.  Who can turn down gelato when the temperature is over 100 degrees?

Not only did the TV hit get some attention on Sunday, but I got a call from Elena on the following Tuesday, letting me know that people were bringing donations by the trunk-full or the cart-full (there is a Fry’s nearby) and that her food drive boxes were overflowing.

Thank you, Elena and Gelato Matto, for a wonderful morning.  Your support of the Food Bank is tremendous.