ahwatukee.com on Facebook
- Main Street
Arts & Life
Arts & Life
- Special Sections
Displaying results 1 - 25 of 572 for food bank. Subscribe to this search
Every so often some researcher whips out his calculator and estimates how much it takes to raise a child today. I suspect that this exercise is some sort of subtle pressure from the government to cut down on overpopulation, because the Department of Agriculture says it costs a libido-crushing $241,080 to raise each of our Special Snowflakes to age 18.
Local and family-owned Barro’s Pizza will be hosting its second Holiday Hunger Fight, which is aimed to assist fighting hunger in Arizona and benefits the St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance.
Here’s another reason to be thankful this holiday season — the cost of putting Thanksgiving dinner on the table is down slightly from last year.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Every year about this time, millions of turkeys are fattened up so American households can chow them down. But in "Free Birds," two brave turkeys make it their mission to travel back in time and get their breed off the Thanksgiving menu.
A California sandwich chain known for meaty, fresh sandwiches has announced it will open a franchised location in Ahwatukee Foothills during the first quarter of 2014.
Mesa restaurant owners bring tacos from their house to your plate with popular dining venture
Phoenix business law firm Jaburg Wilk is helping 11-year-old Girl Scout Jaelah Thomas collect canned foods for the local organization, Mom’s Pantry.
Bringing art to your table and food to the community. Chandler-Gilbert Community College has teamed up with the Chandler Christian Community Center to fight hunger and raise money for families in need through its Empty Bowls fundraiser event.
Actress Linda Blair, best known for her role in the “Exorcist,” is appearing at the Rapture Horror Expo in Tempe this weekend.
Marissa Fisher from Ahwatukee was one of 557 Butler University students to participate in Bulldogs Into the Streets (BITS), a large-scale single day of community service hosted by the Butler Volunteer Center. This year’s event partnered with 17 Indianapolis organizations including Gleaners Food Bank and Holliday Park. The 2013 event had the most student participants in the program’s 19-year history.
The unnamed woman with the weathered face stands on the corner of the street with her cardboard sign. The sign, like so many others around town reads, “Homeless and hungry. Anything helps. God bless.” Short and to the point the staccato sentences lay out the problem, tell us we have no excuse for not sharing something, and digs into our deepest held values. She doesn’t smile, but periodically salutes the oncoming traffic in a confident parody of Nixon’s classic V sign for victory, and of course, peace. Her gaze is largely fixed on the distance, as if mesmerized by the strip of shimmering pavement, interspersed by the bright shots of color as the vehicles flow by. Discretely hidden somewhere close by is her bicycle, and a few bags with her belongings. She’s not alone. Across the street is the man in whose company she’s often seen riding. They seem to trade off on corners, begging for relief, and preaching the gospel in silence.
The Whirlwind Golf Club, located at Wild Horse Pass, will be hosting the Joe Hasulak Memorial Golf Tournament on Sept. 14 at 7:30 a.m.
The city is asking for public input as staff moves forward with a plan to reduce the emergency food tax by one half a year early.
As part of its annual donation of $250,000 to food banks across the country during Hunger Action Month in September, local representatives of Rent-A-Center made a donation of $20,000 to St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance on Sept. 4. The company invited 10 of St. Mary’s more than 300 agency partners from around the state to the Dell E. Webb Distribution Center, 2831 N. 31st Ave., on that day to receive one of 10 refrigerator-freezers donated by Rent-A-Center as part of its “Soup to Nuts” campaign.
Each summer, food banks in Arizona find their shelves a bit more empty as holiday food drives are still months away. Ahwatukee-based Clean ‘N Fresh Cleaning and local businesses want to help fill those shelves.
Grace Garden Christian Preschool has been in the Ahwatukee area for nine years offering fun and exciting activities to its students.
BLT sandwiches are synonymous with summer. And the only thing better than a BLT sandwich is a grilled BLT pizza!
Every Thursday without ceasing, Jim Cluff drives out to Mesa from his south Phoenix home to pick up and fill the bed of his Dodge truck with nearly 800 loaves of bread.
Every Sunday in Ahwatukee Foothills, residents can browse through a variety of cheeses, meats, fruits, vegetables, jellies, breads and other products all grown or produced within a 15-mile radius of the area at the Ahwatukee Farmer’s Market.
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton has issued a call to the public for bottled water to help the needy through the summer. Phoenix is part of the Heat Relief Network, a collaboration of public and private groups working together to provide water through the hottest summer months. Since 2006 the group has worked with 13 homeless outreach teams to provide water, light clothing and sunblock to those in need. The group also sets up hydration and respite centers on Valley streets on the hottest days of the year.
On Tuesday, Aug. 27, the city of Phoenix will hold the regularly scheduled City Council Election for voters in Districts 2, 4, 6 and 8 to elect a council member. There is no election for council member in Districts 1, 3, 5 and 7 this year because the terms of the council members are staggered. The Council Election is open to Phoenix residents who are registered voters and reside within Districts 2, 4, 6 or 8 at least 29 days prior to the election.
Learning about the difference between wants and needs, students within the Kyrene School District learned the basics of finance and saving in a program through Bank of America.
Dillie Nerios is a Florida food stamp recruiter. Her job is to sign up 150 seniors monthly in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
Mesa Baseline Rotary is doing something about childhood hunger in Arizona - and so can you - with a Hike for Hunger, benefiting United Food Bank.