Glendale food bank wins nearly 3 tons of ground beef worth $15,000
PHOENIX – A West Valley food bank took delivery of nearly 3 tons of beef Friday morning after winning a competition with four other community food banks from around the nation.
Beefitarian, a promotional campaign from food company JBS USA, donated the Phoenix Rescue Mission’s Hope for Hunger Food Bank in Glendale with nearly $15,000 in beef.
Hope for Hunger beat out food banks from Maryland, Cincinnati, Tennessee and Texas for the top prize of the Beefitarian City Showdown. Voting was conducted May 28-June 18.
“The Beefitarian City Showdown was established to highlight these diverse food banks and their missions to alleviate hunger within their communities and provide sustainable solutions for families in need, all while celebrating the exploration of trying new and unique beef recipes at home,” Trevlyn Carson, JBS USA marketing manager, said in a press release.
The contest provided Hope for Hunger with 5,769 pounds of lean ground beef to distribute to families in need.
“Providing a robust variety of food to carry a family through the month is crucial to showing them how much we care for them as people,” Rachel Stacke, Phoenix Rescue Mission sharing supervisor, said in the release.
“We are so thankful that Beefitarian invited us to participate in this contest and could not be more excited about what this high-quality beef will mean to the hundreds of families we serve every week.”
JBS USA awarded $1,000 each to the other participating food banks.