Matthew’s Crossing Food Bank Provides Supplies for Infants

Ellen Engel

The wonderful staff at Matthew’s Crossing are constantly asking themselves, “What more can we do?” They now provide an extra weekly bag of groceries to 100 to 150 clients. They now are able to provide infant bags containing needed supplies for infants to toddlers.

Matthew’s Crossing has many different programs to help those in need. Many of their clients are homeless and/or working poor. They now have a collection of children’s books for children coming to the food bank. The children can take books home with them.

Reach Out Sun Lakes collections for the month of February are as follows: Sun Lakes Bridge Club 33 pounds of food and $158.00, The Sun Lakes Unity Church five pounds of food and $167.00, Sun Lakes Democratic Club for two months 205 pounds of food and $217.00, Sun Lakes Country Club food box 278.00.

Membership in local clubs and congregations is not a criterion for contributing. In fact, many individual donors show up at these two club-sponsored pickup points from all over Sun Lakes. The Bridge Club pickup takes place at the Risen Savior Lutheran Church on Alma School Road from 12:30 p.m. to 1:20 p.m. on the first Monday of each month, and the Sun Lakes Democratic Club accepts contributions on the second Monday from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Sun Lakes Country Club.

For those who cannot make it to the formal pickup locations at specific times, a collection point is also open during normal business hours at the Sun Lakes Country Club near the front desk.

To arrange for us, Reach Out Sun Lakes, to assist your Sun Lakes organization in its support for this very worthwhile program or for further information or to volunteer your own personal services, please contact Ellen Engel at 480-980-6841 or email her at [email protected]

Matthew’s Crossing Food Bank, which is located at 1368 Arizona Avenue in Chandler, also needs volunteers on a regular basis. If this opportunity interests you, please call their volunteer coordinator at 857-2296. For more information on the food bank, check their website, www.matthewscrossing.org.