Tag: Reach Out Sun Lakes

Matthew’s Crossing Provides Hunger Relief for College Students

Ellen Engel Contributions to Matthew’s Crossing make it possible for approximately 150 college students to have access to hunger relief. Hunger on college and university campuses is alarming. Matthews’ Crossing supports food closets at two community colleges and two universities. Donating to Matthew’s Crossing allows you an Arizona tax credit gift of up to $800…

Food Bank needs food for holiday season

  Ellen Engel Matthew’s Crossing Food Bank is located in Chandler. Here are some statistics on hunger in Maricopa County. More than 623,300 (16.5%) people live in poverty. Twenty-six percent of those living in poverty are children! Nearly 1,138,000 (29%) are the “working poor.” We are in the holiday season. Matthew’s Crossing volunteers are getting…

Reach Out Sun Lakes sees encouraging results

  Ellen Engel Collections of staple food items and cash contributions from our Sun Lakes contributing organizations during June by Reach Out Sun Lakes (ROSL) brought forth 222.5 pounds of grocery items and $957 in cash contributions, a remarkably satisfying outcome for what is normally a very slow season for us because of the absence…

Reach Out Sun Lakes

  Ellen Engel In a fine finish to its 10th year of collecting food and funds for the Matthew’s Crossing Food Bank in Chandler, and thanks to a late December contribution of 81 pounds of staple foods from the Sun Lakes Jewish Community, in 2017, Reach Out volunteers collected a total of 5,384.5 pounds (well…