Matthew’s Crossing Food Bank Sun Lakes Opens for Donations

Ellen Engel

As we see more people getting their vaccine shots, many more of our clubs are opening up to the public again. We now have a drop-off point in the Sun Lakes Country Club reception where we can collect food. Matthew’s Crossing cannot take food that has expired.

Also opening to the public on the first Monday of each month is the Bridge Club pickup that takes place at the Risen Savior Lutheran Church, on Alma School Road from 12:30 to 1:20 p.m.

Matthew’s Crossing is so grateful to their friends here in Sun Lakes who have stepped up their commitment to fighting hunger. Hunger is real. It doesn’t take a vacation or a holiday. It is not a game. It bites and it hurts. Matthew’s Crossing Food Bank is what it is today because of the support from the residents of Sun Lakes and many other communities who are determined to fight hunger! Keep it up, Sun Lakes residents!

Reach Out Sun Lakes consists of Ellen Engel, Howard Lundgren, and Jim Meagher, who have been collecting food from several Sun Lakes clubs and religious organizations since 2008. On that list are Sun Lakes Bridge Club, Unity Church, Democratic Club, our Jewish community, and there was a box in the Sun Lakes Country Club to bring nonperishable food. Each year, up until 2020, we collected about 4,000 pounds of food and $5,000 each year. We are all waiting for our world to shift to a post-pandemic time when we can all meet again and start our monthly collection.

Please consider a donation to Matthew’s Crossing Food Bank. Any amount would be so appreciated. Their address is 1368 Arizona Avenue, #112, Chandler, AZ 85225. If you are interested in volunteering with our Reach Out Sun Lakes group of volunteers, call Ellen Engel at 480-980-6841.