Investigation underway on SE side food bank fire - Tucson News Now

Investigation underway on SE side food bank fire

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Investigators are stilldetermining the cause of a weekend fire that destroyed a food bank on Tucson'ssoutheast side. 

Volunteers will be showingup Monday morning to help clean up and are also asking for help with restockingthe shelves at Littletown Food Bank.  Thefood bank is located on Tucson's southeast side, on Craycroft behind the PimaAir and Space Museum.

For right now everythingis boarded up, but volunteers will be showing up shortly to remove the contentsof freezers full of meats and desserts and all other food inside that is nowconsidered tainted.

The Littletown Food Bankstored about $5,000 worth of food and serves the community of Littletown, up to70 people come to this food bank every day.

A new facility is slatedto be built within the next month, thanks to a $150,000 grant from Pima County.

The cause of the fire isstill under investigation.  Thought somevolunteers are saying that another fire occurred about four years ago and thecause was determined as arson.

The greater LittletownFood Bank is asking for donations to help get their food supply back up.

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