Apache Junction Food Bank seeks community help for capital improvements

The Apache Junction Food Bank has announced a $25,000 capital campaign for building renovations at its Idaho Road facility. In initiating the capital campaign, food bank president Bob Mohle cited the pressing need for facility improvements and upgrades at 575 N. Idaho Road Suite 701. “We have the physical space we need in this building […]

Apache Junction Food Bank praises its volunteers

The Apache Junction Food Bank’s annual Volunteer Appreciation and Recognition event treated volunteers of the food bank and the Genesis Project to a western-themed luncheon. One hundred thirty six volunteers and guests moseyed on over to the Multi-Generational Center Saturday, March 16, for lunch and recognition of their contributions, according to a press release. During […]

Garcia hired as Apache Junction Food Bank executive director

The Apache Junction Food Bank has announced the hiring of Myra Garcia as executive director. She was most recently employed by United Way of Pinal County before rejoining the food bank where she previously served as operations manager. “In her 20-year-plus business career, Myra has shown to have exactly the kind of proactive approach we […]

Apache Junction Food Bank honoring legacy of past president 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 […]

Benefit boosts food bank’s coffers, pantry

A fundraiser conducted by Keith and Ginny George raised $2,455 and 411 pounds of food for the Apache Junction Food Bank. Mr. George is an affiliate agent with the Mesa/Gilbert office of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. “It is very important to us to thank our neighbors who have supported our business over the years. In […]

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 […]