The Maricopa Community Colleges Host Mobile Food Pantry in Partnership with St. Mary’s Food Bank
By Lisa Padilla -
Tuesday Jun 16, 2020
Fry’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 Kroger’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 Fry’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 Fry’s Food Stores to support the District’s College food pantries. This donation is part of MCCCD’s overall goal to connect students to basic needs, resources, information, and services.
Who: The Maricopa County Community College District in partnership with St. Mary’s Food Bank and Fry’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 Fry’s Food Stores to support the Maricopa Community College food pantries).
Where: Glendale Community College, S3 Green lot (see map).