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, May 11 – Friday, May 15, 2020

Individuals

We provided food to 257 people.

• Month of March: 860 people
• Month of April: 1,340 people
Since we began March 18th, we’ve
provided food to 2,805 people.

Food Bags

We provided 141 bags of food.

• Month of March: 444 Food Bags
• Month of April: 745 Food Bags
Since we began March 18th, we’ve
provided 1,530 bags of food.

Food

We distributed 1,763 lbs. of food.

• Month of March: 5,550 lbs. of food
• Month of April: 9,312.5 lbs. of food
Since we began March 18th, we’ve
distributed 19,125 lbs. of food.

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 STILL NEED FOOD since we continue having trouble buying our needed supplies. We still have little or no peanut butter, powdered milk in 1 quart packages, canned soup, canned fruit and rice/beans. We are getting plenty of bagels from Einstein’s Bagels and donuts and sweets as well as fresh veggies and fruits from Safeway. We were able to get hot dogs this week at Fry’s. Loaf bread is plentiful, and we are getting some delicious stuff 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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