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Food 4 Life provides perishable food items to those in need

New Life Community Church of the Nazarene hosts the event the third Saturday of each month
Food 4 Life
Posted at 5:58 PM, Jun 15, 2024

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — For the past twenty years, a church on the Northside has been providing thousands of pounds of perishable food items to help meet the needs of the community.

New Life Community Church of the Nazarene, located at 3367 N. Geronimo Ave, hosts Food 4 Life the third Saturday of each month. They distribute about 4,000 to 5,000 pounds of food items that grocery stores would otherwise throw away. Items include fruits, vegetables, dairy products and baked goods.

They partner with Caring Ministries and Midwest Food Bank to make the event possible.

“The reward of giving back is incredible,” Lead Pastor Curt Lunsford said. “Seeing people who their budget just isn’t going to stretch to the end of the month and knowing that we’re helping them get the food they need to keep their families going is a tremendous blessing.”

On average they serve about 75 to 80 families each month. The event is open to anybody in the community. Registration begins at 8am on distribution days.

Madison Thomas joined KGUN 9 in July of 2023 as a multimedia journalist. She graduated from Arizona State University in May of 2023 with a degree in journalism and mass communication. She has lived in Arizona her entire life and grew up in Douglas. Madison is thrilled to share the stories from the community she grew up in. Share your story ideas and important issues with Madison by emailing or by connecting on InstagramTwitter or Facebook.