T-P Acoustics, Inc (T-P) and Apache Equipment Rentals (Apache) had their 4th annual “Food Fight”. With the current disturbing upward trend of Food Insecurity, T-P & Apache recognized the need to help the community four years ago while fostering a little competition. During the last week of October and the first 2 weeks of November, they collect non-perishable foods. The food items are brought in by the employees of each company which will then be donated to the Saint Mary’s Foodbank. The company that collects the most weight of food items wins bragging rights and a trophy for the year.
For the 2022 Food Fight, a combined total of 20,000 lbs of food was collected between the companies with T-P being 16,000 lbs of the weight. This equates to 17,000 people receiving food for meals they might not have been able to.
What is Food Insecurity?
Food Insecurity is the lack of consistent access to adequate food.
In Arizona, food insecurity is a problem that 2 million Arizonans are faced with every year. Nearly 30% of our neighbors are considered working poor, living on wages that barely cover housing and other basic necessities.
With little money to spare for food, many in our community — friends, family, coworkers — often go without food for meals at a time and have no other choice than to purchase the cheapest, sometimes expired, groceries to feed themselves and their families.
Poverty is a genuine problem for Arizonans, but together we can find a way to ease the burden on our hungry neighbors. Help end hunger in our community.
Please visit https://www.firstfoodbank.org/learn/ to learn more about this community issue.