Apache Junction Food bank asks community to help build food supply

On May 11, following the U.S. Postal Service Food Drive, the Apache Junction Food Bank witnessed a flood of goodwill from the community with the collection of 39,006 pounds of non-perishable food. Now, due to high summer demand, that food supply has dwindled to 1,925 pounds, according to a release. “It’s critical that we continue […]

AJ Food Bank to participate in 12 News ‘Summer of a Million Meals’

The Apache Junction Food Bank will be joining with United Food Bank and 12 News as part of a televised interview on Arizona Midday July 25 and Aug. 28. 12 News is the host of the “Summer of a Million Meals” program, an effort to raise awareness of childhood hunger in the region.  “A million […]

Apache Junction Food Bank receives 13,000 donated diapers

The Apache Junction Food Bank, 575 N. Idaho Road No. 701, received a donation of 13,000 diapers from District 5 Pinal County Supervisor Todd House’s annual diaper drive. Mr. House has been conducting a diaper drive each of the last five years in support of local human-aid agencies, including the food bank, according to a […]

$80K in funding for Apache Junction health, human services to be considered June 18

The Apache Junction Food Bank and Boys & Girls Club of the East Valley are to receive the bulk of this year’s $80,000 in health and human services funding from municipal coffers. The Apache Junction City Council at a June 18 meeting is to vote in a consent agenda on awarding contracts to four agencies. […]

Apache Junction Food Bank receives $7K in Walmart grants

The Apache Junction Food Bank has been the recipient of several Walmart Foundation grants totaling more than $7,000 to date. Each Walmart store supports local non-profits through the Walmart Foundation to ensure the money they give goes directly to the communities they serve, according to a release. In the Apache Junction area the following Walmart […]

Apache Junction Food Bank thanks residents for 39,006 pounds in ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ donations

Postal carriers in Apache Junction and Gold Canyon collected 39,006 pounds of food left at mailboxes for the annual USPS Food Drive held on Saturday, May 11.  All donations went to the Apache Junction Food Bank where more than 100 volunteers were on hand to unload, sort and stock the huge influx of non-perishable donations, […]

Apache Junction Food Bank seeks volunteers for USPS drive donations

The U.S. Postal Service is having its annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive  on Saturday, May 11, along its regular routes in the Apache Junction and Gold Canyon area. The Apache Junction Food Bank counts on this food drive to help stock its food shelves for the summer season when extra food is needed to […]

Shred-a-thon raises food, funds for Apache Junction Food Bank

Lori Blank and Associates LLC on April 13 hosted its annual shred-a-thon in support of the Apache Junction Food Bank. Two large shredding trucks were on hand at the real estate firm’s Gold Canyon parking lot, 6140 S. Kings Ranch Road, to process tons of paper. Those taking advantage of the event donated nonperishable food […]

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 […]