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May 13th turned out to be a banner day for the Apache Junction Food Bank. The  USPS annual “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive resulted in more than 19,000  pounds of food to support the food bank’s need for summer inventory. Postal  carriers picked up donations along their routes all day long, while more than 100  volunteers stood by at the food bank warehouse to unload, sort, and stock the  huge influx of non-perishables.

“It couldn’t have come at a better time,” said food bank board member Sharon  Brown. “With kids out of school and the departure of our winter guests, our food  needs increase greatly during the summer months. This will be a good start, but  we’ll be in constant need of additional food as the summer goes on. Without  school-supported programs, our clients’ food budgets are stretched to the  breaking point. I hope our supporters will think of us when they do their grocery  shopping and pick up a few extra items to donate. We can’t let our kids go  hungry.”  

Food bank operations manager Jim Jones gives a big shout out of thanks to the  volunteers who worked so tirelessly with him all day, including Mayor Jeff Serdy,  Councilwoman Christa Rizzi, City Manager Bryan Powell, and Police Chief  Thomas Kelly. Store managers and associates of both the Apache Trail and  Signal Butte Wal-Mart stores participated, as did National Honor Society and  ROTC students from Apache Junction and Higley high schools.  

Residents and businesses interested in coordinating a food drive in support of  the food bank are encouraged to visit the AJFOODBANK.ORG website or call  (480) 983-2995.

2017 Postal Drive