Food bank holds first distribution event since fire - Tucson News Now

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The Littletown Food Bank on the southeast side, behind Pima Air and Space Museum, has caution tape around the storage building.

It's waiting on fire inspectors to go through all the food to see if any of it is still salvageable.

Volunteers set up canopies this morning. It's the first day they've distributed food since a fire tore through the area.

Arson investigators are looking into what may have started this fire.

Volunteers say there was arson there about four years ago, but Tucson News Now checked with the Tucson Fire Department and they have no record of it.

The food bank helps up to 70 people per day, but not as many showed up Monday.

Volunteers are no longer able to store anything inside the food bank, so if they don't give away all the food the day of, they have nowhere to store it.

They let some people get back in line a second time.

"We knew it wouldn't stop us. We knew we'd be able to help the people anyway. It might be a little bit harder for us, but it wasn't going to stop us."

"Toward the end of the month when I'm running out of food, I can always come up here and get milk, cheese, bread, even some sandwiches sometimes. They give you canned juice. You can mix it up and give it to my grandbabies. Anything is helpful."

They are in need of donations and food, which can be dropped off at Littletown Food Bank, which is open Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. until noon.

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