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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.

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.

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
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.

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