Foothills Food Bank Seeks Adopt-A-Family Sponsors for Families

CAVE CREEK — Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center seeks donors to brighten the holiday season for children, families and seniors in the northern Arizona foothills community as part of the food bank’s 17th annual Adopt-a-Family program. Foothills Food Bank is working with hundreds of individuals donors as well as more than a dozen local organizations and churches to provide gifts, holiday meals and hope for those in crisis in the community.

According to Pam DiPietro, executive director for Foothills Food Bank, all families must be signed up by Dec. 6. 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 to Holland Community Center by Dec. 12. Checks are payable to Foothills Food Bank. All gifts and donations are tax deductible according to tax laws. In 2018, the program served 393 families for a total of 1,226 individuals, with an additional 300 people added annually.

For information about the 2019 Adopt-a-Family program or to become a donor, visit foothillsfoodbank.com. Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center is located at 6038 East Hidden Valley Drive in Cave Creek.

Recognize World Hunger Day at Foothills Empty Bowls — Event proceeds to assist area families in need

Friday, Oct. 18, the annual Foothills Empty Bowls Lunch & Art Auction to honor World Hunger Day will be held at Harold’s Cave Creek Corral, from 11am to 1pm. Sonoran Arts League of Cave Creek sponsors the event. All proceeds from the event benefit the Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center.

The popular art auction began Sept. 3 and runs through the October event. Art lovers and food bank supporters and can bid on the artwork, which includes a wide variety of items including paintings, sculpture, glass, wire, copper, gourds, mixed media, engraving, ceramic, jewelry and more, all custom created by local artists. Individuals can bid online at www.foothillsfoodbank.com. The artwork will be present for viewing during lunch with the auction closing at 1pm.

“We are excited to offer the auction online so people who support this worthy cause can spend the quality time they need to research the bid items,” says Pam DiPietro, executive director of Foothills Food Bank. “This has always been an amazing event with a great turnout.”

Lunch will be served in handmade ceramic or glass bowls. Individuals are encouraged to donate $15 to the cause and select their own unique bowl made by Arizona artists, and keep it as a lasting reminder of world hunger.

The Sonoran Arts League, Harold’s Corral and Tech4Life sponsor the Foothills Empty Bowls & Art Auction 2019. Other donors include Saguaro and Cactus Shadows High School students, Arizona Clay, Sonoran Trails Middle School and Paradise Valley Community College ceramics students and local potters and artists who make and donate the bowls and auction items.

Harold’s Corral is located at 6895 East Cave Creek Road. For more information, call 480.488.6070 or visit www.foothillsfoodbank.com. Learn more about Sonoran Arts League at www.sonoranartsleague.org.

Making The Holidays Brighter For Families In Need

fcf2The Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center and its team of donors and volunteers will brighten the holiday season for children, families and seniors in the North Valley 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 14th annual Adopt-a-Family program will be held on Saturday, December 10, in Black Canyon City at High Desert Park from 9am-12pm and on Sunday, December 11, at Holland Community Center in North Scottsdale from 1-4pm.

According to Pam DiPietro, executive director of Foothills Food Bank, all families must be signed up by December 7. 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.fcf1

For information about the 2016 Adopt-a-Family program or to request a donor sign-up form, email adoptafamily@foothillsfoodbank.com 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. Residents can learn more about helping area families year-round by calling 480.488.1145 or visiting http://www.foothillsfoodbank.com.

Foothills Food Bank To Accept Check Donations On Behalf Of Buffalo Chip Employees

Adopt-a-Family donors also needed for Buffalo Chip employee families

The Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center, a 501c(3) organization, has been named to accept check donations on behalf of the Buffalo Chip Employee Fund. The donations can be deposited directly at Parkway Bank, at Foothills Food Bank or during a fund-raiser planned for December 16, 5pm, at Frontier Town, 6245 East Cave Creek Road in Cave Creek. All monetary donations will benefit Buffalo Chip Saloon & Steakhouse employees and their families who were impacted severely by the tragic fire that decimated the historic restaurant on Thanksgiving Day. According to Larry Wendt, owner of the Buffalo Chip, all check donations will directly benefit the restaurant’s families. Parkway Bank is located at 6300 East Cave Creek Road in Cave Creek. Foothills Food Bank is located at 6038 East Hidden Valley Drive in Cave Creek.

Foothills Food Bank also seeks holiday Adopt-a-Family donors for the children and families of the than more than 100 Buffalo Chip employees who suffered upon the restaurant’s closing following the fire.

Executive director Pam DiPietro says the food bank is working to provide gifts, holiday meals and hope for the families in need. Anyone can participate in the effort. To request a donor sign-up form, email adoptafamily@foothillsfoodbank.com or pick up a form at Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center. Checks for the Adopt-a-Family effort are payable to Foothills Food Bank.

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 adoptafamily@foothillsfoodbank.com 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 www.foothillsfoodbank.com.

Donor Pays Off Mortgage For Food Bank

Mortgage burning celebration planned

FoodBankIn a bold and generous move, an anonymous donor recently paid off the $300,000 mortgage for the Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center. The food bank’s executive director Pam DiPietro says the donation will save the northern foothills food bank $36,000 in payments annually for the facility it purchased in December 2012. The food bank plans a mortgage burning celebration Saturday, March 22 at 10:30am at its complex, which is located at 6038 East Hidden Valley Road in Cave Creek.

While DiPietro says the organization is extremely grateful, the need continues to grow.

“While this was an incredible donation, our food bank anticipates an increase in the number of people who will need our help due to recent cutbacks in food stamps,” says DiPietro. “Since moving to our new facility, 426 more individuals have asked for our help, and since January, we have seen an additional 47 individuals request assistance along with the 8,000-plus people we already serve. So, we continue to be in dire need of food and monies from the public at-large.”

The new building effort got underway in March 2008, when a food bank volunteer suggested the Cave Creek resource center purchase a building and pledged $100,000 to begin a capital campaign. Donations helped renovate the purchased building so it would be ready for move-in in June 2013. The generous donation by the donor allowed Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center to clear its mortgage debt by February 2014.

To donate to Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center, visit www.foothillsfoodbank.com or call 480.488.1145.

%d bloggers like this: