The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
To alleviate hunger in Southeast Arizona and to see that no children have to go hungry.
The Southeast Arizona Food Bank, Inc. is a regional food distribution center founded in 1987. SEAFB collaborated with the AZ Statewide Gleaning Project to distribute 13,500,000 pounds of product in FY 00-01 to 36 agencies. The food bank encompasses a 30,000 square foot warehouse, which includes 57,355 cubic feet of freezer space. In 1998 SEAFB was one of Arizona's first recipients of a Community Food Security Grant to alleviate hunger in Hipanic families and in 1999, with the aid of grants from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitiable Trust and the UPS Foundation, SEAFB installed a Produce Dehydration Center in the food bank. SEAFB promotes four programs to alleviate hunger: Daily Food Distribution of surplus produce and local donations; Food Care Boxes which can be purchased monthly to save a significant amount of money on the grocery bill; USDA Commodities/TEFAP distributed monthly; and Emergency Food Boxes for clients who meet eligibility requirements.