Matthew’s Crossing Food Bank Supports Many Who Are Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic

Ellen Engel

In July, we experienced more closures due to an upsurge of COVID-19 resulting in more job losses and families with no money for essentials like food.

When there is an emergency of any kind, families are challenged with many things. Access to hunger relief becomes a priority. When the COVID-19 health crisis began, many food banks shored up their practices and distribution methods so that they could respond in a safe environment. Access to emergency hunger relief is a necessary service and, therefore, the governor has designated food banks as first responders.

Reach Out Sun Lakes is our local group that collects food and cash for Matthew’s Crossing from several organizations in Sun Lakes.

Please donate to Matthew’s Crossing Food Bank directly. They will need our Sun Lakes support more than ever until people can go back to work. Please send your generous donations to Matthew’s Crossing Food Bank, 1368 N. Arizona Avenue, #112-115, Chandler, AZ 85225. Let’s get this country back on track, making sure our unemployed and/or homeless are able to eat.

Matthew’s Crossing Food Bank also needs volunteers on a regular basis. If this opportunity interests you, please call their volunteer coordinator at 480-857-2296. For more information on the food bank, check their website,