TUCSON, Ariz. - FHR Cares, a community investment fund created by Family Housing Resources (FHR), today announced its grant award of $100,000 to the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona (CFBSA) in support of its $4.5 million renovation.
“The Community Food Bank is deeply grateful for the generous lead gift from FHR Cares as we move forward with the first major remodel of our main facility since we purchased the building nearly 25 years ago,” said Michael McDonald, CEO of the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona. “This is the kind of key support that allows us to further serve our community with fresh, nutritious food while also looking toward meeting future needs.”
Central to the renovation is the installation of an industrial-sized cooler-freezer to better preserve perishable food; the redesign of the parking area to provide semi-trucks with safe access to the cold storage area; and the expansion of the volunteer area and client parking lot. CFBSA’s goal is to complete the renovation by September 2020.
“For 44 years the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona has fed the hungry and been an inspiring advocate for families and individuals living in poverty,” said Meghan Heddings, FHR executive director, said. “We are thrilled to be a lead contributor and help this amazing organization achieve its mission of feeding the hungry today, and building a healthy, hunger-free tomorrow.”
About Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona
Founded in 1976, the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona provides food for people in need, advocacy and nutrition education throughout southern Arizona including Cochise, Graham, Greenlee, Pima and Santa Cruz Counties. The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona is a member of Feeding America, and was named Food Bank Member of the Year in 2018 by Feeding America, a network of 200 food banks nationwide. For more information visit www.communityfoodbank.org [communityfoodbank.org]
About Family Housing Recourses (FHR)
FHR was established in 1991 and attained 501 c (3) nonprofit status in 1994. Its mission is to assist low- to-moderate income families and individuals acquire safe, affordable housing. The mission is
achieved through two principal divisions: Counseling which includes successful homebuyer education and financial counseling programs; and Multi-Family Residential Services which oversees rental communities encompassing 195 units. In addition to affordable housing, FHR provides grant funds to eligible social service organizations devoted to the diverse needs of Pima County’s low-income population. For more information, please visit familyhousingresources.com [familyhousingresources.com].