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 still determining the cause of a weekend fire that destroyed a food bank on Tucson's southeast side. 

Volunteers will be showing up Monday morning to help clean up and are also asking for help with restocking the shelves at Littletown Food Bank.  The food bank is located on Tucson's southeast side, on Craycroft behind the Pima Air and Space Museum.

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

The Littletown Food Bank stored about $5,000 worth of food and serves the community of Littletown, up to 70 people come to this food bank every day.

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

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.  Thought some volunteers are saying that another fire occurred about four years ago and the cause was determined as arson.

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

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