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Wells Fargo supports food banks in annual drive


Wells Fargo will be conducting its annual summer statewide food drive June 9-23.  The event collects donations for food banks that span the entire state with collection bins in all 260 Wells Fargo Community Banking stores throughout Arizona. Donations will benefit members of the Association of Arizona Food Banks.  In 2014, Arizona food banks collectively… Read More →

BCBSAZ donates 6,250 meals to the hungry


Arizonans across the state struggle with hunger. According to the Association of Arizona Food Banks (AAFB), almost one in five adults, and one in four children, struggle with hunger and poverty in rural and metro communities alike. Because food insecurity rates in Arizona are higher than the national average, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona… Read More →

Wells Fargo Arizona collects more than 19 tons of food


Wells Fargo Arizona’s team members collected 39,328 pounds of food during the company’s statewide food drive that took place June 10-24. The amount of food collected was equivalent to providing 66,124 meals and benefitted Association of Arizona Food Banks members throughout the state at a time when the need is so great. Food collection bins… Read More →

Local Non-Profit, Phoenix Public Market, Offers Food Connections

by in Green | Small Biz

All across Arizona, communities are growing nutritionally. More farmers’ markets are opening in cities statewide, and areas that at first had difficulty finding homegrown and fresh food now have more options close by. A driving force behind this change is the non-profit organization known as Community Food Connections (CFC), based in Phoenix, Ariz. Cindy Gentry,… Read More →