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It's a tough time of year at the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona

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Posted at 8:27 AM, Jun 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-06 11:37:26-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — It can be a challenging time of year for the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.

Norma Cable, a spokesperson for the food bank, says a lot of the regular volunteers are away for the summer and donations drop off. The need is always there though, Cable says.

That's why this summer the non-profit is holding "No Hunger Summer" events. Over the next few months there will be teen and family volunteer days and opportunities for businesses and organizations to hold food drives.

Cable says hunger impacts people of all ages in our community.

"We did just see some new numbers on senior hunger and that shows that 7.7% of the senior population across the country are food insecure," Cable said. "In Arizona that number is even higher."

Some of the most needed items include canned tuna, chicken and low sodium products like canned soups canned vegetables. They also need fruit packed in fruit juice not syrup, rice, whole wheat pasta and beans.

The healthier, the better, Cable said.

The food bank is also offering summer breakfast for kids at these locations:

El Pueblo Library: 101 W. Irvington Rd.
Southwest Library: 6855 S. Mark Rd.
Toltecalli High School: 251 W. Irvington Rd.
Santa Rosa Library: 1075 S. 10th Ave.
Las Artes Arts & Education Center: 23 W. 27th St.
Mission Library: 3770 S. Mission Rd.
Primavera-Las Abuelitas: 440 E. 26th St.
Woods Memorial Library: 3455 N. 1st Ave.
Valencia Library: 202 W. Valencia Rd.
San Xavier Recreation Center: 8549 S. J Mayor Dr.
Trinity Place Apartments: 6240 S. Campbell Ave.
Salazar Ajo library: 15 W. Plaza #179 Ajo, AZ
Sells Recreation Center: Sells Business Loop Sells, AZ

For more information, contact areed@communityfoodbank.org.