Goodwill toward hungry families rescues Apache Junction Food Bank

When Apache Junction Food Bank driver Dan Rice saw the driveshaft of the charity’s large, refrigerated truck fall out on University Drive in Mesa on the morning of Oct. 2, he knew he had to do a few things: immediately retrieve the driveshaft, have the truck towed to Apache Junction Tires and Service and rent […]

AJPD, Food Bank, Right Away Disposal to hold free shredding event

The Apache Junction Police Department has teamed up with the Apache Junction Food Bank and Right Away Disposal for its first ever Docu-Shred event Friday, Oct. 19. The Docu-Shred event is free and designed to promote public awareness about identity theft and fraud prevention, according to a press release. Identity theft impacts millions of people […]

Apache Junction Food Bank needs immediate help repairing broken truck

Apache Junction Food Bank officials are asking for help after the drive shaft of its 16-foot, refrigerated truck fell out. The drive shaft dropped out on University Drive in Mesa on Tuesday, Oct. 2, according to a press release, adding that the truck, which has 220,000 miles on it, travels about 60 miles a day, […]

Community comes through for Apache Junction Food Bank

It took just 48 hours for the community to come through with enough money to repair the Apache Junction Food Bank’s 16-foot, refrigerated truck. Individuals, businesses and civic groups Valleywide donated more than $3,500 to fix the truck after its drive shaft dropped out on University Drive in Mesa Tuesday morning. There was food inside […]

Longtime Apache Junction Food Bank volunteer Josephine Taylor will be missed

She walked into the Apache Junction Food Bank thousands of times over 20 years completely put together – a stylish outfit with her nails, hair and makeup done. As first impressions go, she gave off a no-fuss attitude of someone who knew the score and could govern the whole place. And truth is, she knew […]

3 agencies to receive city of Apache Junction human services funding

An agency providing food, another offering educational strategies for children and a third presenting intervention programs for families affected by domestic abuse will receive health and human services funding by the city of Apache Junction. The city council recently voted 6-1 in a consent agenda to approve contracts for 2018-19 that include giving $33,000 to […]

Hurns: Apache Junction community steps up for those in need

What a fantastic event throughout the whole community on one day! The 26th Annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive brought in a total of 31,500 pounds of food and water donations locally. Because of generous residents and our post office employees, Apache Junction’s effort topped last year by almost 30 percent. This food […]

4 agencies to receive human services funding

A commission of volunteer members studied applications for Apache Junction health and human services funding and is recommending that $80,000 be given to four organizations. The Apache Junction City Council is to make a decision on the funding at a meeting that starts 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, in the council chambers, 300 E. Superstition […]

Apache Junction Food Bank hosts postal food drive in May

Every day, U.S. Postal Services workers and letter carriers see families in need and every second Saturday in May residents get to do something about it. The postal service will conduct its Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Saturday, May 12, according to a press release. On that day, residents can place nonperishable, unexpired items out […]