ARIZONA NEWS

Valley nonprofit benefitting seniors seeks supplies for holiday influx

Dec 23, 2020, 1:00 PM
(Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)...
(Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
(Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

PHOENIX — The Foundation for Senior Living said in a press release Monday it is seeking a variety of items in preparation for an influx of requests during the holiday season due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The nonprofit is asking for donations of non-perishable foods and cleaning and personal hygiene items for its pantries throughout Arizona.

“Since the pandemic, we have been doing meal deliveries to seniors and adults with disabilities,” Carolyn Campbell, director of housing, said in the release.

“Last year, through our network of community food pantries, we distributed over 460,000 pounds of non-perishable foods and other pantry items. We are seeing a 45 percent increase in nutrition requests this year and know it will continue for the next few months.”

Donations can be made through the organization’s Amazon wish list or the items can be dropped off at the corporate office at 1201 East Thomas Road in Phoenix.

The office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Established in 1974, The Foundation for Senior Living is one of the largest nonprofit organizations in the state with the mission of providing housing and social services to elders, individuals with disabilities and their caregivers.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

(Pixabay Photo)...
KTAR.com

Phoenix water conservation program needs volunteers to work with community

A conservation program overseen by the city of Phoenix is looking for volunteers to help spread the word about smart water usage.
21 hours ago
Students and teachers from East High School in Salt Lake City walk out of school to protest the HB1...
Associated Press

Pandemic restrictions, curriculum battles emboldened ‘school choice’ policy push

The debates have inflamed teachers’ unions and resurfaced concerns about efforts to gradually privatize public education.
21 hours ago
(Pexels Photo)...
KTAR.com

St. Mary’s Food Bank accepting citrus donations through April

It is citrus season for the St. Mary’s Food Bank, and donations are being accepted at both locations through April 30.
21 hours ago
(Arizona State University Photo; UArizona Photo)...
KTAR.com

ASU, UArizona ranked among nation’s top 10 online programs by US News and World Report

ASU came in at No. 7 on the list of online bachelor's programs with UArizona at No. 10 on a list of 359 schools ranked.
21 hours ago
A 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge Ram Air III sold for $275,000 at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale...
Kevin Stone

Barrett-Jackson car auction causing traffic jams in Scottsdale

The 2023 Barrett-Jackson collector car auction has been so popular that it's causing traffic jams as it breaks attendance records.
21 hours ago
(Arizona Capitol Museum Photo)...
Associated Press

Arizona Republicans change legislative rules on preserving emails, texts

Republicans in the Arizona Legislature changed the rules on how long state lawmakers have to preserve emails and text messages.
21 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

...
Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing

Company looking for oldest air conditioner and wants to reward homeowner with new one

Does your air conditioner make weird noises or a burning smell when it starts? If so, you may be due for an AC unit replacement.
...
Fiesta Bowl Foundation

Celebrate 50 years of Vrbo Fiesta Bowl Parade magic!

Since its first production in the early 1970s, the Vrbo Fiesta Bowl Parade presented by Lerner & Rowe has been a staple of Valley traditions, bringing family fun and excitement to downtown Phoenix.
(Photo via MLB's Arizona Fall League / Twitter)...
Arizona Fall League

Top prospects to watch at this year’s Arizona Fall League

One of the most exciting elements of the MLB offseason is the Arizona Fall League, which began its 30th season Monday.
Valley nonprofit benefitting seniors seeks supplies for holiday influx