Community Action Agency, Tempe PD unite to fight hunger

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Volunteers at the food pantry pitch in to help address hunger.

Tempe Community Action Agency and the Tempe Police Department have joined forces for the first-ever Take a Bite Out of Hunger food drive, running now through June 5.

Three Tempe police stations will host internal food drives to benefit TCAA’s Food Pantry at the same time TCAA is collecting community donations at its offices on Apache Boulevard.

The Food Pantry benefits more than 11,000 adults and children in crisis each year, according to officials.

The not for profit service group says donations tend to decline for most food pantries during late summer, when community support is most needed.

Any non-perishable foods, especially canned and high-protein items are welcome.

“The Tempe Police Department is committed to serving all members of our community in this very important endeavor to end hunger,” said TPD Public Information Officer Lily Duran.

The Take a Bite Out of Hunger campaign offers an opportunity for the community and Tempe police to work together to support families in need and be a part of an essential movement to fight hunger, said Duran.

Tempe Community Action Agency is at 2146 E. Apache Boulevard. Food donations can be accepted 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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