THE PROCESS FOR GETTING FOOD HAS CHANGED

At this time, the process by which you get food assistance has changed. Now people need
to come directly to the Prescott Community Cupboard between 2:30 – 4:30 pm,
Monday – Friday to pick up food. There is no need to sign up at Catholic
Charities as we are giving out Emergency Bags to all who come.

EMERGENCY FOOD BAG DISTRIBUTION

For the 5 DAYS: Monday, November 16 – Friday, November 20, 2020

Individuals

We provided food to 578 people.

Since we began March 18th, we’ve
provided food to 12,916 people.

Food Bags

We provided 278 bags of food.

Since we began March 18th, we’ve
provided 6,833 bags of food.

Food

We distributed 3,510 lbs. of food.

Since we began March 18th, we’ve
distributed 88,829* 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...

We had a definite uptick in clients this week–probably in anticipation of the Thanksgiving holiday next week. We will be officially closed November 26 (Thanksgiving Day) and Friday November 27). We have been giving out whole frozen turkeys since Monday November 16 and will continue for the 3 days before the holiday next week. Generally turkeys only go to families of 4 or more and only to those who want them. We will accommodate those we can. As you know, we started registering people who come to us on October 26 and are continuing. The numbers from October 26-November 13 are (inclusive) 253 families (751 people) of which 25% were children (191), 10.1% were seniors (76), and 5.7% were vets (43).

We are still receiving 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 continuing support!


We are pleased to announce the Prescott Community Cupboard’s award of the 2020 Platinum Seal of Transparency on GuideStar!

– Sue Ford, PCCFB, Inc. Board Chair

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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