THE PROCESS FOR GETTING FOOD IS SIMPLE

Both Registration and Food Pick Up Hours: Between 2:30 and 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday
at the Prescott Community Cupboard Food Bank
777 West Hillside Avenue – Located on the corner of Hillside and Walnut Streets,
just East of Fry’s Food on the corner of Fair Street and Miller Valley Road in Prescott

FOOD BAG DISTRIBUTION

FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER 2021

Individuals

We provided food to 1,480 people.

For the month of August 2021 we
provided food to 1,511 people.

Food Bags

We provided 682 bags of food.

For the month of August 2021 we
provided 697 bags of food.

Food

We distributed 9,548 lbs. of food.

For the month of August 2021 we
distributed 9,061* lbs. of food.

*NOTE – We distribute a lot of fresh and even canned/boxed food to our clients when those items are available. The clients pick out what they want and the amount varies greatly. The weight of these items is not recorded or included in the total pounds of food indicated above. We estimate the value to be anywhere from 10% to 20% ADDITIONAL pounds of food distributed than what is shown in the totals.

NEWS/UPDATES & THANK YOU!

September stayed nearly as high as August which experienced a substantial increase in food distribution. This past month we were able to add twice as much meat to each bag, so our food weight is greater for September.

PCCFB had an “open house” for our generous donors on Sunday, September 26. Despite it raining like cats and dogs that afternoon keeping some people home, we happily welcomed over a dozen folks. Along with a few snacks and drinks, we were able to give a short tour of PCCFB’s new Hillside facility.

I want to thank Joy Street and Jim Pessin who showed up Saturday 10/25 to help me clean, and Lee Danaher, Sandy Hester, and Jim Pessin who helped me welcome folks and show them around.

Our wonderful donors continue to come through for us daily!! We receive the much-appreciated donations of food from Safeway, Fry’s, Einstein’s Bagels, Panera Bread, local food drives and private citizens who have brought fresh garden produce and often just bought cheese and dairy products for us.

Thank you everyone for your generous support!

– Sue Ford, PCCFB, Inc. Board Chair

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“I was overwhelmed by the generosity of friends and neighbors.”

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GET HELP

If you are in need of food assistance, we are happy to help you. Our service area includes Prescott, Prescott Valley and ALL the surrounding smaller communities within Yavapai County.

VOLUNTEER

Some of the most important work done in the fight against hunger is performed by volunteers. Whether you serve solo, as apart of a group, or as a family, there are many ways for you to make an impact.

DONATE

It only takes a few dollars to feed a family. Your gift can make an impact on our community, helping individuals and families who may not be able to eat without your help.

The Problem

Food insecurity: a lack of access to enough food for a healthy, active lifestyle.

Arizona boasts the 10th highest rate of food insecurity in the nation, and the 3rd highest rate of child insecurity. Over a quarter of the children living in Yavapai County are food insecure; that’s more than 10,000 children in our county alone who do not have reliable access to enough nutritious food.

And, despite the fact that from 2010 to 2011 Arizona’s number of unemployed persons decreased even more than the national average (12% statewide as opposed to 7% nationally), our number of persons in poverty increased during that time by 10%.

There are individuals and families out there who are still just struggling to get by.

The Solution That’s Making A Difference

Since 1973, the Prescott Community Cupboard has been providing groceries to empower households to create their own “healthy, active lifestyle.” One visit to the Cupboard provides enough shelf-stable food to create 12 nutritionally-balanced meals per household member. It can be used to exclusively feed a household for four days, or it can supplement their other food, adding the fruit, vegetables, and protein that would otherwise be difficult for a food-insecure household to have in every meal.

We accomplish this thanks to
• Donations from local grocery stores
• Purchases at-cost from local grocery stores (approximately $7,000 each month)
• Donations of food and money from individuals and organizations
• Food/fund drives and other fundraisers

HELP US FEED THOSE IN NEED

Support the Prescott Community Cupboard…it doesn’t take much to make a big difference!

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