Gilbert to conduct food drive May 15-17

(Courtesy town of Gilbert)
(Courtesy town of Gilbert)

(Courtesy town of Gilbert)

The town of Gilbert will conduct a Gilbert Feeding Families food drive May 15-17 with more than 20 collection sites and and online donations.

Volunteers from the town’s faith groups will staff the collection sites from 7 a.m.-5 p.m.


The sites are:

  • The Bridge Church, 645 N. Gilbert Road, Ste. 180

  • Central Christian Church, 965 E. Germann Road

  • Chandler East Stake, 21320 S. Greenfield Road

  • Christ Greenfield Church, 425 N. Greenfield Road

  • Evident Life Church, 415 N. Gilbert Road

  • First United Methodist Church of Gilbert, 331 S. Cooper Road

  • Fountain of Life Church, 6056 E. Baseline Road, Ste. 113-114

  • Highland East, 3580 E. Houston Ave.

  • Highland West, 495 S. Greenfield Road

  • Higley Stake, 1865 S. Higley Road

  • Living Word Bible Church, 202 S. Gilbert Road

  • Mesa Boulder Creek Stake, 3025 S. Hawes Road

  • Mission Church, 4450 E. Elliot Road

  • Redeemer Bible Church, 950 N. Greenfield Road

  • San Tan Stake, 4170 S. Ranch House Parkway

  • Seville Stake 5656 S. Higley Road

  • Stapley Stake, 1100 N. Cooper Road

  • Sun Valley Gilbert, 456 E. Ray Road

  • Superstition Springs Stake, 555 S. Recker Road

  • Val Vista Stake, 1005 N. Voyager Drive

  • Williams Field Stake, 3307 S. Greenfield Road


These are items are being looked for in the drive:


  • applesauce cups

  • bags of beans

  • bags of rice

  • boxed meals like Hamburger Helper

  • breakfast cereals (healthy preferred)

  • canned fruits and vegetables

  • canned meats

  • canned pasta

  • canned soup or stew

  • chile con carne or beef stew

  • diced tomatoes or tomato sauce

  • flour

  • granola or snack bars

  • jelly

  • macaroni and cheese

  • milk, canned or dry

  • oil

  • pasta

  • peanut butter

  • ramen noodles

  • spaghetti sauce

  • sugar


Online donations, with $1 being worth five meals, are also being accepted through local food banks:

By Tom Blodgett
Raised in Arizona, Tom Blodgett has spent 30 years in journalism in Arizona and is the editor of the Gilbert edition of Community Impact Newspaper. He is a graduate of Arizona State University, where he now serves as an instructional professional in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and editorial adviser to The State Press, the university's independent student media outlet.


MOST RECENT

Photo from inside a movie theater
Alamo Drafthouse files for bankruptcy, closes theaters in downtown Austin and New Braunfels

Most theaters will remain open under an asset purchase agreement to the company's senior lending partners.

Jason Martin
Gilbert Public Schools considers closing Houston Elementary, moving Neely Traditional Academy

The Gilbert Public Schools governing board studied the effects of school changes for the fall that would close one school and move another into its campus.

Marcie Taylor
End-of-year celebrations getting face-lift in Gilbert Public Schools

Desert Ridge and Mesquite high schools, which have held their graduations at Arizona State University’s Wells Fargo Arena in previous years, will have to bring their ceremonies back to their campus stadiums, said Marcie Taylor, secondary education executive director.

Gilbert Public Schools district office
Finances good for now, but Gilbert Public Schools could see $10.22M reduction for next year

Gilbert Public Schools officials presented the governing board March 2 with a healthier revised budget for this fiscal year, but a projection for next year shows a large cut could be looming.

People age 55 and up will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccine appointments beginning at noon March 2. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Arizonans 55 and older will be eligible for vaccine appointments beginning March 2

People age 55 and up will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccine appointments beginning at noon March 2.

Cafe Rio Mexican Grill
One restaurant now open, one coming in Gilbert

Here are two restaurants open or coming to Gilbert.

See a breakdown of COVID-19 cases, vaccinations and more local data. (Community Impact staff)
COVID-19: Gilbert cases up 62 in two days March 2

See a breakdown of COVID-19 cases, vaccinations and more local data.

COVID-19 vaccine appointments are available at Chandler-Gilbert Community College. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
COVID-19 vaccination appointments available beginning March 1 at Chandler-Gilbert Community College

COVID-19 vaccination appointments will be available beginning at 9 a.m. March 1 at Chandler-Gilbert Community College—the latest state-run vaccination site.

Denise Lopez
Denise Lopez appointed HD South chief

Denise Lopez replaces Kayla Kolar, who left in 2020 to become the executive director of House of Refuge, as HD South's president and CEO.

The new Cracker Barrel Old Country Store location in Gilbert had standing waits outside when it opened its doors Feb. 15. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
Cracker Barrel open in Gilbert; Harbor Freight to open March 6 in Chandler and more February news

Read the latest business and community news from February in Gilbert and Chandler.

Western Canal
Gilbert officials wanted to avoid land acquisitions along Western Canal, staff tells residents

When Gilbert staff first addressed the problem of a deteriorating sewer along the Western Canal, they hoped to avoid using eminent domain to acquire land to fix the problem, staff told residents Feb. 25.