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Maricopa County approves $500,000 to relieve food-insecure communities

By Jacob Suever
Published: Friday, February 2, 2024 - 8:48am

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors voted in favor of providing $500,000 of additional funding to the Arizona Food Bank Network to relieve food-insecure communities throughout the county. 

The money will be granted to different agencies and organizations who provide fresh produce and shelf-stable foods to struggling communities across Maricopa County. The goal is to relieve food-insecure communities throughout the county. 

The funding, which was approved Jan. 10, expands on $3 million already invested in solving the problem of food insecurity across the county. In December of 2023, almost $400,000 in relief was given to Chandler, Tempe, Avondale, Surprise, and Tolleson with the purpose of providing food and housing assistance to qualified individuals and families.

The Jan. 10 meeting also amended the county’s affiliation with the Arizona Food Bank Network, expanding the partnership through the end of the 2024 fiscal year.

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