Southern Arizona groups team up to fight childhood hunger - Tucson News Now

Southern Arizona groups team up to fight childhood hunger

Southern Arizona groups team up to fight childhood hunger

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona is working to put an end to childhood hunger in Southern Arizona during September which is also Hunger Action Month.

Volunteers spent Saturday collecting monetary donations for the community food bank outside three locations around Southern Arizona. All that money is going towards more food for people who need it most.

Every dollar collected Saturday is getting matched by Tucson Electric Power, up to $50,000.

Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona CEO, Michael McDonald, said the donations are especially important right now because about one in three children in Southern Arizona are food insecure. That means the children do not know where their next meal is coming from or food available to them is not satisfying their nutritional needs, according to McDonald.

With the holiday season right around the corner community food bank workers said they really need help with volunteers and donations.

For more information about Hunger Action Month 2014 events in Southern Arizona, click here: http://bit.ly/WwAQeJ

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