Gilbert Feeding Families food drive brings in enough to supply 250,000 meals

Gilbert Feeding Families
A volunteer looks over food collected at one of the churches participating in the Gilbert Feeding Families drive. (Courtesy town of Gilbert)

A volunteer looks over food collected at one of the churches participating in the Gilbert Feeding Families drive. (Courtesy town of Gilbert)

The townwide food drive May 15-17 collected enough food and cash to supply a quarter-million meals to people in need, according to town officials.

The Gilbert Feeding Families drive, which had more than 20 church sites accepting donations, collected nearly 85,000 pounds of food and $32,000 in cash to help provide another 250,000 meals to those in need.


The town partnered with United Food Bank, Midwest Food Bank, AZCEND, Mission Kitchen, Open Arms Care Center and Matthews Food Crossing for the drive.
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.