Tucson giving table grows to help offer free items to community

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Posted at 7:24 AM, Apr 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-01 10:12:59-04

Outside one Tucson woman's home, there's a simple concept making a big difference for many throughout the community.

"There's pet food, baby food, baby formula. There's food, cleaning supplies, clothes, baby clothes, said Jada Fronzaglio.
Welcome to the giving table, where you can find all kinds of items all for free.

"At the time I didn't have a working car and so i just thought I would set up a table at my house and put up some food," said Fronzaglio.

In a couple of weeks, Jada says she went from one giving table to three. With many folks stopping by, keeping the items clean is a top priority.

"Every morning, I come out and spray it and every night I spray everything down," she said.

Jada and her friend, Jennifer Wolff, say the concept came from the Facebook group, Tucson Strong, a place where folks in our community can turn to for help or to donate.

"I've had a lot of people come and donate. I've had people just come donate and not even take anything because they've already come and got something," said Fronzaglio.

Tucson Strong has grown to more than 14-hundred members. Jennifer says the group is also trying to reach out to others in many different ways.

"We have food banks listed. We have resources about stimulus payments. I've answered a lot of questions about that," said Wolff.
Every little bit helps during this tough time and that's why the message for the giving table is a simple one.
Come take what you need. Leave something in exchange or if you can't, that's ok.

The giving table is open from 9 till 7 every day. For the address or even to become a member of the Tucson Strong Facebook group, click here.