TCAA is proud to announce that the Food Pantry Volunteers will be honored at the 17th Annual City of Tempe MLK Diversity Awards on January 17th. The TCAA Food Pantry Volunteers are a diverse and dedicated Community Group essential to facilitating the day to day operations of the largest food pantry program in Tempe.
For the hungry in our community, an empty bowl signifies a lack of food. At the Tempe Empty Bowls event, it signifies a chance for the local community to help fight hunger in Tempe. With the $10 purchase of a hand-made bowl, Whole Foods Market will offer a simple meal of soup and bread, symbolic of the caloric intake that must sustain many in our community for an entire day.
The 2015 Tempe Empty Bowls is held two days. Event hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, February 20 at 6th Street Park (just south of City Hall in Downtown Tempe), and Saturday, February 21 in the Community Center Courtyard, 3500 S. Rural Rd., between Tempe Public Library and Vihel Center buildings on the southwest corner of Rural and Southern.
TCAA is extremely grateful for the outpouring of toys donated by the community for the annual Holiday Toy Shoppe. Thanks to this generosity, 740 kids from 220 low-income families received presents this holiday season!