The Maricopa Community Colleges Host Mobile Food Pantry in Partnership with St. Maryâ€™s Food Bank
By Lisa Padilla -
Tuesday Jun 16, 2020
Fryâ€™s Food Stores, a division of the Kroger Family of Companies, donated $50,000 to the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation (MCCCDF) to address the urgent food needs of students struggling during the current COVID-19 pandemic as part of Krogerâ€™s Zero Hunger | Zero Waste social impact plan to end hunger in communities and eliminate waste across the company by 2025.
The donation was awarded through the Kroger Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity founded in 2018 to address a fundamental absurdity in our food system: 40% of the food produced is thrown away while 1 in 8 Americans struggle with hunger.
The Fryâ€™s Food Stores donation will help fund an additional 20,000 meals through the MCCCD College pantry sites as well as support the distribution of e-grocery store gift cards to students struggling with food insecurity during this challenging time. The next mobile food pantry will be on Thursday, June 18, 2020, with a special ceremony where Maricopa Community Colleges will receive the $50,000 commitment from Fryâ€™s Food Stores to support the Districtâ€™s College food pantries. This donation is part of MCCCDâ€™s overall goal to connect students to basic needs, resources, information, and services.
Who: The Maricopa County Community College District in partnership with St. Maryâ€™s Food Bank and Fryâ€™s Food Stores.
What: Mobile Food Pantry with a Special Check Ceremony with MCCCD Leadership
When: Thursday, June 18 at 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. (There will be a special ceremony at Noon to receive the $50,000 commitment from Fryâ€™s Food Stores to support the Maricopa Community College food pantries).
Where: Glendale Community College, S3 Green lot (see map).