Hunger is an unwelcome visitor that weakens our community. It plagues children, seniors, veterans, the disabled, and people who work full-time and multiple part-time jobs. Think of a senior with an empty fridge; a single parent scraping by, feeling bad about not being able to feed her children better; or a mentally disabled person who can’t find a job, no matter how hard she tries.
Hunger comes in many forms. As one person put it, “I get enough calories, but the food I am eating is making me sick.” Though some people may not look hungry, they are still suffering from unreliable access to healthy, quality food. To increase the availability of healthy food, Our Neighbors Farm & Pantry grows vegetables and fruit in its garden and purchases produce from local growers.
Our Neighbors Farm & Pantry distributes food at its food bank in Safford. Through its volunteers and partner organizations, Our Neighbors Farm & Pantry also distributes food to outlying areas and to vulnerable or isolated groups of people.
Your financial support is critical and builds the capacity of Our Neighbors Farm & Panty to carry out the mission of ending hunger. Because of the kindness of donors, many families this week will know where their next meal is coming from.
The food bank at Our Neighbors Farm & Pantry is located at 1020 S. 10th Ave., Safford, AZ (between Ruth Powell School and Safford First United Methodist Church). It is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Hours are from 10 am to noon and 1 to 3 pm.