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

Food bank holds first distribution event since fire

Posted: Updated:
  • Most ReadMost ReadMore>>

  • Three found dead inside east side home

    Three found dead inside east side home

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 11:15 AM EDT2014-09-02 15:15:53 GMT
    Tucson Police detectives are investigating a homicide on Speedway between Harrison and Houghton roads. TPD received reports of shots fired around 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday. 
    Tucson Police detectives are investigating a homicide on Speedway between Harrison and Houghton roads. TPD received reports of shots fired around 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday. 
  • TFD: Tucson toddler drowns in hot tub

    TFD: Tucson toddler drowns in hot tub

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 12:58 AM EDT2014-09-02 04:58:19 GMT
    Capt. Baker said there's no rewind for this family. Tonight, they're dealing with a tragedy.
    Capt. Baker said there's no rewind for this family. Tonight, they're dealing with a tragedy.
  • Arizona Cannabis Nurses sue state over PTSD ruling

    Arizona Cannabis Nurses sue state over PTSD ruling

    Arizona Cannabis Nurses sue state over PTSD ruling

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 1:51 AM EDT2014-09-02 05:51:26 GMT
    The Arizona Cannabis Nurses association has filed a lawsuit against the Arizona Department of Health Services, over a ruling that affects those suffering from PTSD.Even though the department's director Will Humble issued a decision last month, stating those with PTSD could get access to medical marijuana starting in January, 2015 those in the medical marijuana industry are questioning some of the stipulations attached to that decision.Heather Manus, the president of the AZ Cannabis Nurses Ass...
    The Arizona Cannabis Nurses association has filed a lawsuit against the Arizona Department of Health Services, over a ruling that affects those suffering from PTSD.Even though the department's director Will Humble issued a decision last month, stating those with PTSD could get access to medical marijuana starting in January, 2015 those in the medical marijuana industry are questioning some of the stipulations attached to that decision.Heather Manus, the president of the AZ Cannabis Nurses Ass...
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

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.

Copyright 2013 Tucson News Now. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow