Foothills Food Bank Seeks Help for Black Canyon City Residents

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Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center is in need of cash donations for its Black Canyon City location.

According to Pam DiPietro, executive director for Foothills Food Bank, the Black Canyon City location currently is serving up to 100 clients during each three-hour shift.

“Our clients are facing many financial burdens,” says DiPietro. “Monetary gifts will enable us to purchase gas cards and provide financial assistance that will be a lifeline for many. As businesses continue to struggle and schools remain closed, food banks like ours are packing and distributing emergency food supplies to even more people. The need in Black Canyon City has never been greater.”

Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center can be reached at 480.488.1145. Foothills Food Bank is located at 6038 E. Hidden Valley Dr. in Cave Creek and 34501 Old Black Canyon Highway in Black Canyon City. To donate, visit and click on “Ways to Give.”

Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center in Dire Need of Plastic Bags

According to Pam DiPietro, executive director for Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center, grocery-style plastic bags are needed to pack up crucial food items for food bank clients.

“People can bring the bags to our Cave Creek and Black Canyon City locations,” says DiPietro. “This will help us serve the hungry and give them a proper way to take food to their families.”

Foothills Food Bank and Resource Center serves a 180-square mile area that includes Anthem, Black Canyon City, Carefree, Cave Creek, Desert Hills, New River, North Phoenix and North Scottsdale.

The food bank has two locations: 6038 East Hidden Valley Drive in Cave Creek and 34501 Old Black Canyon Highway in Black Canyon City.

For additional information, call 480.488.1145 or visit

Foothills Food Bank in Need of Food, Monetary Donations

Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center has too many empty shelves and is in need of non-perishable food donations and foods for the upcoming holidays.

Pam DiPietro, executive director for Foothills Food Bank, says that even more families and working individuals are in need of food due to changing economic forces and work transitions.

“Factors such as job change issues, the cost of living and other life changes have resulted in an increase in the nutritional needs of many in our communities,” says DiPietro. “We ask the public to provide us with food donations to increase our food inventory through spring.”

“The food bank also encourages area businesses, churches and individuals to host food drives and/or drop off food and toiletries to help the food bank,” adds DiPietro.

Foothills Food Bank and Resource Center provides emergency food, financial assistance and other life necessities and resources to individuals and families in the desert foothills, which encompasses a 180-square mile area that includes Anthem, Black Canyon City, Carefree, Cave Creek, Desert Hills, New River, North Phoenix and North Scottsdale.

Visit Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center online at or send an email to Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center is located at 6038 East Hidden Valley Drive in Cave Creek. For additional information, call 480.488.1145.

Explore the Centrality of Water in Our Lives with Black Canyon Heritage Park

Black Canyon Heritage Park (BCHP) is hosting its final two “Water, Black Canyon City & Me” events in October and November.

The “Water, Black Canyon City & Me” programs lead up to the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street traveling “Water/Ways” exhibition coming to Cañon School (34630 South School Loop Road, Black Canyon City) Dec. 14 to Jan. 26.  Working with their regional sponsors and partners, BCHP is supplementing the national “Water/Ways” exhibit with a local exhibit that focuses on the Agua Fria watershed that extends from the Prescott Valley area through Black Canyon City and Lake Pleasant and ending as the Agua Fria river merges into the Salt River.

These events are free and family friendly:

  • Sunday, Oct. 20; 1:30–3pm: Art Exhibit & Afternoon Concert by ProMusica Arizona at Black Canyon Community Health Center, 19251 Oasis Drive, Black Canyon City
  • Saturday, Nov. 16; 3–4:30pm: Celebrating History of Water — Marshall Shore, Arizona’s Hip Historian at Pioneer Masonic Lodge #82, 19055 East K-Mine Road, Black Canyon City

Black Canyon Heritage Park has additional activities to compliment the Smithsonian’s “Water/Ways” exhibit, including the WinterFest/BookFest exhibits Jan. 26.

Visit Black Canyon Heritage Park Monday through Friday, 9am–4pm, and Saturday and Sunday, 9am–2pm —  walk the mini-trail and view native plants, birds and butterflies in the riparian preserve. For additional information, call 623.374.5282 or visit or

Holiday Donor Sponsors Sought For Families In North Valley

LogosThe Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center seeks donors to brighten the holiday season for children, families and seniors in the northern Arizona foothills community. The food bank is working with more than a dozen local organizations and churches to provide gifts, holiday meals and hope for those in crisis in the community. The 13th annual Adopt-a-Family program will be held on Sunday, December 13, at Holland Community Center in North Scottsdale. A second site for Black Canyon City and New River residents will be held on Saturday, December 12 at High Desert Park.Adopt Family Photo 2015

Individual donors as well as donor groups such as businesses, HOAs, churches and schools, are encouraged to participate in this year’s Adopt-a-Family program. Interested donors determine the size of the family they are willing to adopt then a family wish list is provided as a shopping guide. Monetary donations also are accepted to support the program. All gifts must be wrapped and delivered in December either directly to the family or dropped off at the event site. Checks are payable to Foothills Food Bank. All gifts and donations are tax deductible according to tax laws.

For information about the 2015 Adopt-a-Family program or to request a donor sign-up form, email or pick up a form at the food bank. Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center is located at 6038 East Hidden Valley Drive in Cave Creek. For more information, visit

Rep. Paul Gosar Business Roundtable In Black Canyon City

Congressman Paul Gosar, D.D.S (AZ-04) will hold a business roundtable in Black Canyon City on Friday, May 10. The event will be held at Chilleen’s on 17 restaurant and it is open to the public.

Local business owners, members of state agencies and associations and representatives of various chambers of commerce will be in attendance. Topics to be covered include tax and regulatory reform, “Obamacare,” immigration and other issues facing businesses.


DATE: Friday, May 10

TIME: 12:30-2pm

LOCATION: Chilleen’s on 17, 33150 Coldwater Canyon Road, Black Canyon City, AZ 85324

View a flyer for this event here. For more information and to RSVP contact Stephen Briggs at

Arizona Centennial Art Fest

The Arizona Centennial Art Fest is a good way for all artists to celebrate the 100th birthday of Arizona entering statehood. The Canyon Culture Guild of Black Canyon City is currently seeking artists for the event. There will be a $10 fee for a 10ft. x 10ft. space. Set up time is 9am on February 11. Location will be Kid Chilleen’s Bad

Ass Steakhouse (east of I-17, Exit 244 Black Canyon City). Cecil & The Boys will kick off the event at 12pm. There will be panning for Gold, Ellies chili cook off, a raffle every hour and much more. Proceeds from the raffle will be donated to the Black Canyon Historical Society.

For more information, contact Mike at Canyon Culture Guild, Box 380, Black Canyon City AZ 85324.

Celebrate Arizona With The Whole Family

Celebrate Arizona’s birthday with the Sweetheart Centennial Celebration at High Desert Park Clubhouse on February 25. Enjoy a Mexican dinner by Tony Chavez from 5-7pm and dance to 50s and 60s music by DJ Chuck Torrie from 7-10pm. This is a family-friendly event and alcohol is prohibited. Advance tickets are $6 for adults, $3 for children 12 and under; tickets at the door are $7 for adults, $3.50 for children 12 and under. To purchase advance tickets or for more information, contact Bill or Kay Beckman at 623.374.5094

The High Desert Park Clubhouse is located at 19001 East Jacie Lane in Black Canyon City.

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