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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!

30
Mar
The fourth edition of the quadrennial study released by Feeding America reports that 888,100 unduplicated Arizonans--almost half of them children under the age of 18--received emergency food in 2009, an 85% increase over the previous study.

29
Mar
Encourage everyone to give a quarter! If every person in Arizona donated just 25 cents to AAFB, we would raise over $1.6 million to deliver more than 40 million pounds of food in a year....

15
Mar
Leading up to the holiday, food banks across the state as well as in Hawaii, Nevada and Colorado will be receiving approximately 700,000 eggs from Hickman’s Family Farms – Arizona’s only commercial egg producer.

01
Mar
Donations to people in need top $1 million as part of broad 2010 merger integration effort Pulled by a team of horses, the iconic Wells Fargo stagecoach will roll up to the Wells Fargo History Museum on March 31, to deliver a total of $60,000 in grants for area nonprofits, including $25,000 to the Association of Arizona Food Banks.

02
Feb
The fourth edition of the quadrennial Hunger In America study released today by Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, reports that 888,100 unduplicated Arizonans—almost half (46%; 408,526 total) of them children under the age of 18—received emergency food in 2009. This represents a stunning 85% increase over the previous 2006 study. A staggering 74% of those households live below the federal poverty level, which is $22,050 annually for a family of four.

01
Feb
Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Blanche Lincoln released her "mark" Child Nutrition Reauthorization markup, the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.

26
Jan
According to a new report, one in five Arizona households (20.5%) in 2009 reported not having enough money to buy food that they needed during the prior twelve months for themselves or their family. This ranks Arizona 17th worst in the country, and worse than 2008, when Arizona ranked 22nd with 18.8% of households struggling with food hardship. Nationwide, 18.5% of respondents reported food hardship in 2009, down from when the hardship rate peaked in the fourth quarter of 2008 at 19.5%.

15
Jan
Selected impacts: elimination of KidsCare, Department of Juvenile Corrections; TANF reductions; lowering of AHCCCS eligibility with proposal of elimination of Prop 204; further reductions in DES crisis services and other programs; 5% salary cut for government employees; setting 2006 as target budget for certain areas of state government.

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