SBCO food drive

This year’s SBCO’s annual food drive will be held the morning of Saturday, March 14, at the MountainView Clubhouse parking lot. This is a community-wide event for SaddleBrooke and SaddleBrooke Ranch. All residents are encouraged to help in this worthy, annual event. Proceeds will, once again, go to the Tri-Community Food Bank, a mighty but small food bank located in Mammoth. On a monthly basis the TriCommunity Food Bank serves 400 needy families from the Oracle, San Manuel and Mammoth areas. Last year our food drive provided over 19,000 pounds of food along with many generous cash donations.

How can you participate? There are a number of ways. Be a volunteer that morning by helping to sort and pack the food donations. Plan to make a generous donation of non-perishable food or a monetary donation. Encourage your friends and neighbors to join in the effort. Detailed instructions for donations will be distributed to SaddleBrooke and SaddleBrooke Ranch prior to the drive.

Food items most needed include all forms of non-perishable proteins such as peanut butter, canned meats and tuna. Also greatly appreciated are items such as cereal, boxed mac-n-cheese and other “helper” meals. Please do not donate glass containers or outdated items. Wish to make a cash donation? Checks may be made out to SBCO and will be converted to a single check for the food bank. Monetary donations of all sizes are greatly appreciated and allow the food bank to purchase needed items at a greatly reduced cost. Donations of $25 or more will receive written acknowledgement from SBCO.

Getting involved is easy. Coordinators for this year’s event are Bob Evans, [email protected], 825-2906 and Joan and Rich Roberts, [email protected], 825-7577.

Out of the area but still want to participate? You may send your donations to SBCO, 63675 E. SaddleBrooke Blvd., Suite L, SaddleBrooke, AZ 85739. Donations may also be dropped off at the SBCO office Monday through Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Let’s make this year the best year yet for this great event!

Want to learn more about the SBCO food programs? Plan to attend the next SBCO meeting on March 14 at 3:00 p.m. in the MountainView West Ballroom.