Did you know food insecurity is a health, education and financial stability problem? In fact, one in five children experiences hunger and is unsure of where their next meal is coming from.
With current time this has only intensified food insecurity for individuals and families across Maricopa County. To address this challenge, Valley of the Sun United Way created the Pantry Packs program to serve local children and their families. Pantry Packs have a set menu of “shelf-stable pantry items” that help families stretch their food dollars.
United Way supplies the packs and ALT AZ 93-3 and Lerner & Rowe will assemble them in mid October, then the packs will be taken directly to a local school, which help to identify
families that have the highest need. Participating schools are located in South and Southwest Phoenix, Maryvale and Guadalupe and have Free and Reduced Lunch eligibility
rates of 81% to 99%. The program will provide 1,500 Pantry Packs to students, every month, during the current school year. Find out more about how you can get involved with Valley of the Sun United Way HERE.
Click HERE to see photos from past Panty Pack Packing Events