Local Grower Spotlight: Jorge’s Story

Jorge is so devoted to feeding all creatures that when he harvests his homegrown vegetables for the farmers’ market, he always leaves a few behind for the garden animals to snack on. Jorge Felix Pinon grew up surrounded by fruit trees on his grandparents’ ranch in Chihuahua, Mexico. He has spent his lifetime cultivating his… Read More

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Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive: Volunteers Needed!

After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, our biggest food drive of the year is back! And we could really use your help to make it a success. The National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is crucial to keeping our shelves stocked all summer long. It’s easy: all you have… Read More

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Arizona Gives Day: a day for taking care of our own

It’s the best day of the year! April 5th is Arizona Gives Day, a 24-hour online giving event that’s all about coming together as a community and looking out for our neighbors. We need to raise $100,000 on Arizona Gives Day, and there’s good news: your gifts will be matched up to $25,000 thanks to… Read More

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Partner Spotlight: The Native American Advancement Foundation

Hiv[h]ai is the O’odham word for sunflower. Kai means seed.   For Addy, teaching kids in the GuVo district of the Tohono O’odham Nation about growing food is about more than just having something fresh to eat.   “It’s about investing in long-term food sovereignty,” says Addy, “and reasserting our traditional food systems, our culture, and our language.”   Addy is the Garden Coordinator with the Native American… Read More

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Try a new recipe: Healthy Lentil Chili

This recipe is designed to be quick and easy, and it features foods that often appear in our emergency food boxes or at our farmers’ market. We often distribute recipe cards and free samples of simple recipes at our food distributions, to encourage everyone to try new foods, get creative in the kitchen, and eat… Read More

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