THE PROCESS FOR GETTING FOOD HAS CHANGED

At this time, the process by which you get food assistance has changed.
Now people just 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, June 22 – Friday, June 26, 2020

Individuals

We provided food to 328 people.

Since we began March 18th, we’ve
provided food to 4,584 people.

Food Bags

We provided 185 bags of food.

Since we began March 18th, we’ve
provided 2,490 bags of food.

Food

We distributed 2,405 lbs. of food.

Since we began March 18th, we’ve
distributed 32,370* 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.

THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO ARE HELPING!

With the help of our local broadcast radio stations, ongoing Public Service Announcements providing information about our need for food donations have reached many generous Prescott residents. Several local food drives as well as a steady stream of individual food donations have resulted in the last few weeks. THANK YOU ALL!

WE ARE HOLDING OUR OWN thanks to so many generous individuals. We are still getting donated fresh items and baked goods from Safeway, bagels from Einstein’s Bagels, and bread and other wonderful items from Panera Bread. Thank you all for your good work and generosity – you are appreciated!

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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