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28
Sep
The U.S. Census Bureau released a second wave of new data on 2009 poverty levels, income and health insurance, which collectively show the ill effects of the recession on poverty and hunger compared to 2008 data. In general, Arizona’s rural areas were hit the hardest, but no part of the state was immune to the devastating effects of poverty and median household income decreases.

01
Sep
September is Hunger Action Month, where AAFB joins Feeding America, food banks, and anti-hunger advocates nationwide to take action to fight domestic hunger.

31
Aug
Fry’s Food Stores has generously made a donation in the amount of $10,528 to the Association of Arizona Food Banks (AAFB) to support an assessment of the prevalence of hunger and the development of strategies to alleviate hunger.

20
Jul
The Association of Arizona Food Banks (AAFB) has entered into an official relationship with Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, by becoming one of
three inaugural Partner State Associations (PSAs).

01
Jul
24.2%, or nearly one in four Arizona children under the age of 18 in Arizona, are experiencing food insecurity according to new research released today by Feeding America and funded by the ConAgra Foods Foundation, Feeding America’s Leadership Partner in the Fight to End Child Hunger.

01
Jul
Bill Carnegie, president and CEO of Community Food Bank in Tucson, has been re-elected to a third term as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Association of Arizona Food Banks (AAFB) effective July 1.

18
Jun
The annual Wells Fargo Statewide Food Drive happened this past July 15-August 7, 2010.

17
May
On Saturday, May 8, mail carriers around the country collected donations for local food banks. Over the 18 year history of the drive, more than 1 billion pounds of food has been collected, including more than 1 million pounds in Arizona in 2010.

01
Apr
More than 12,000 people throughout the Western United States—including an estimated 1,400 in Arizona—are sending a strong message to Congress to help end childhood hunger via a coordinated online and postcard mailing campaign to support Child Nutrition Reauthorization.

 

30
Mar
Join our efforts to increase investment in Child Nutrition Reauthorization (CNR) in 2010 by sending an electronic letter to Arizona Senators John McCain and Jon Kyl, and Congressmen Raul Grijalva and Ed Pastor. These four are the most visible Arizona leaders who can make a difference in CNR. Whether you live in their districts or not, they need to hear from Arizonans like you on this critical issue!

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