The Apache Junction Food Bank (AJFB) has been the recipient of several Walmart Foundation grants totaling more than $7,000 to date. Each Walmart store supports local non-profits through the Walmart Foundation to ensure the money they give goes directly to the communities they serve. In the Apache Junction area the following Walmart and Sam’s Club stores have been ongoing supporters of the food bank: Store #1381, Apache Trail, Apache Junction, Glennda Kirk, Store Manager, Store #3751, Hunt Hwy, San Tan Valley, Thera Munoz, Store Manager, Store #4451, Rittenhouse, Queen Creek, Angie Bill, Store Manager and Store #6605, Gilbert Rd., Dewey Schager, Store Manager, Sam’s Club.
“We are honored and grateful that the Walmart Foundation has taken such an active role in helping our community #FightHunger,” says food bank executive director Myra Garcia. “The community involvement and financial support of donors like Walmart is critical to our mission of feeding the hungry in this area, and we’re proud to say that 89 percent of every dollar donated is utilized to buy food for our qualified East Valley residents”.
The Apache Junction Food Bank gives out food donations once a month to qualifying families inside the boundaries of McDowell Road on the north, Ocotillo Road on the south, Queen Valley on the east and Ellsworth Road on the west. For more information visit www.ajfoodbank.org. To learn more about Walmart grants, scholarships, disaster relief support, teacher awards, and sustainability programs, log on to www.givingwalmart.com.
The Apache Junction Reach Out Food Bank is a 501(c)3 organization that works with its volunteers and partners to provide emergency food services to qualified individuals and families in East Valley communities with kindness, respect, and dignity.