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Even before the Virus, 1 in 5 people were at risk for hunger...

These figures are a little out of date, but the impact is amazing...



United Food Bank Facts and Figures 2017

Food Insecurity in Arizona

· 1 in 5 people in Arizona are at risk for hunger

· 1 in 4 kids are at risk for hunger

· 1 in 7 seniors are at risk for hunger

· Arizona ranks 10th nationally for food insecurity

United Food Bank’s Annual Impact

· 61,000 meals per day were distributed

· 1.4 million people visited a United Food Bank Agency for food assistance

· 19.4 million meals provided

· 9.2 million pounds of produce rescued from grocery stores

· 1,762 volunteers donated 26,770 volunteer hours

· 97 cents of every $1 raised goes directly into food assistance

· $1 equals 5 meals

· 257,123 after-school meals and snacks were provided

· 1,074 food drives gathered 1,198,466 pounds of food

· 31,100 weekend/holiday food backpacks distributed

Where We Serve

· Our 19,500 square-mile service area covers five counties in the East Valley and eastern Arizona – eastern Maricopa, Gila, Pinal, southern Navajo and southern Apache

· 220 programs and agencies partner with United Food Bank

Programs and Services

· Emergency and Supplemental Food Assistance Program – food boxes available through our partner agencies

· Mobile Pantries – food assistance to more rural areas

· Meal Sites – soup kitchens, residential facilities and senior programs

· Helping Hands – short-term supply of food provided by first responders to those in need

· Kids Café – after-school meal and snack program

· Backpack Program – food provided to kids during weekends and school vacations

· Help Yourself Co-op – a weekly food purchase program for individuals wanting to stretch their food dollars

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