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

Editor, Gilbert

Raised in Arizona, Tom Blodgett has spent more than 30 years in journalism in Arizona and joined Community Impact Newspaper in July 2018 to launch the Gilbert edition. He is a graduate of Arizona State University, where he served as an instructional professional in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication from 2005-19 and remains editorial adviser to The State Press, the university's independent student media outlet.