Apache Junction Food Bank honoring legacy of past president Gerald Hundt

Gerald Hundt

Gerald Hundt of Gold Canyon passed away Jan. 15 leaving a long and varied list of accomplishments on behalf of the Apache Junction Food Bank. Over a period of nine years he served the food bank as non-paid consultant, volunteer, board member and president.

At a recent memorial service in his honor, current food bank president Bob Mohle noted some of the many “firsts” attributed to Gerry:  “He was instrumental in developing our first long-term strategic plan, creating our first professional direct mail fundraiser, procuring our first refrigerated truck and initiating a golf tournament now in its sixth year as our number one fundraiser,” he said.

“He was the catalyst that helped us become the leading food bank in the East Valley, able to move more than a million pounds of food in and out of our warehouse annually to feed 40,000 people a year.”

“Gerry’s most recent contribution was the creation of an endowment fund to provide us with the financial stability to meet future needs and challenges. We have named that fund in his honor:  the Gerald Hundt Endowment Fund. It has already grown to more than $100,000,” he said.

Mr. Hundt’s wife, Susan, and his family have requested that those wishing to offer a memorial tribute to Mr. Hundt do so by donating to the Apache Junction Food Bank Gerald Hundt Endowment Fund at ajfoodbank.org.

Editor’s note: Betty Bowes is a volunteer with the Apache Junction Food Bank.

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