PebbleCreek: Giving Back to Our Community
Creekers Giving Back to Our Community
Do you ever ask yourself, “How can I give back to our community?” One way to help people in need of all ages is by assisting food banks. First, by financially supporting or donating food to local food banks. Second, by volunteering at the food banks. Two major food banks located in the Phoenix metro area that need volunteers and support are Agua Fria Food and Clothing Bank and St. Mary’s Food Bank.
How Can You Get Plugged In?
Each month, PebbleCreek resident Jim Sykes and friends organize a caravan to go to St. Mary’s Food Bank. They meet in the parking lot across the street from the Activities Office at 6:45 a.m., usually on the third Thursday of each month, to carpool to St. Mary’s. They work until 10 a.m. at various tasks involving sorting and then distributing food to food bank clients. Or, residents can also volunteer on their own. Volunteer opportunities for sorting food, packing food, assisting clients, and packing Kid's Café meals are available Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Agua Fria Food and Clothing Bank needs volunteers also, but is in need of a smaller number of volunteers. You can sign up on their website to volunteer Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to noon. Jim, who is also an Agua Fria board member, can also arrange for a tour, which includes an orientation to help potential volunteers determine if this volunteer opportunity is the right fit.
In addition to donating time through volunteerism, you can also donate monetarily to either food bank on their websites. Finally, there are also opportunities to donate food to these food banks here within the PebbleCreek community through various clubs and events.
Hunger and homelessness are serious problems in our community and around the world. So now is the time to ask yourself, "How can I give back to our community?" Each of us can help!
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