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Arizona VFWs co-host February food drives

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. (VFW) Department of Arizona, along with Humana and St. Mary’s Food Bank, are partnering to host a food and fund drive through Feb. 28.

As part of the “March Out Hunger” campaign, non-perishable food will be collected at 19 VFW Posts in Maricopa County, including the Joseph F. Monfort VFW Post 9400, located in Sunnyslope at 804 E. Purdue Ave.

Additional collection locations include the Humana neighborhood center at 2231 E. Camelback Road, and Iora Primary Care at 3137 W. Indian School Road.

The goal is to bring awareness to food insecurity among our military and veterans families. In fact, 1 in 5 households served by a local food bank has at least one member who has served or is currently serving in the U.S. military. This is also the time of year when St. Mary’s needs food to replenish its shelves that have been wiped out by the holidays.

In addition to food donations, members of the community can provide monetary donations to this food drive at: http://smfba.convio.net/MarchOutHunger2019.

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