Changes in effect at Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona

Posted at 6:51 AM, Mar 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-26 09:51:49-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — There are now changes in effect at the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.

Food pantries are now closed. Instead, the community can pick up food through a drive-thru service. This is to follow CDC Guidelines of social distancing.

The CEO of the food bank say more people need this service during the pandemic.

"We've seen demand increase over 100% from the same time frame last year. We are having more people sign up for food assistance who we have never severed before because of job loss," said Michael McDonald, CEO of the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.

The Food Bank also has new hours. The facility is open Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m..

McDonald says volunteers are needed during this time. If you would like to help but cannot volunteer, you can make a donation online.