Help Desert Mission Food Bank, Help the Hungry in Our Community

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This article appears in the July - August 2012 edition of HealthBeat, John C. Lincoln's free health newsletter.

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At Desert Mission Food Bank, almost half of the clients had to make a choice between paying for shelter or buying food for their families.

Help the Food Bank fill in the gaps so that fewer mothers and fathers are faced with that choice by donating as an individual or by asking your company to host a food drive.

"In the past three years, we have seen a 55 percent increase in food needs," said Cindy Hallman, vice president, John C. Lincoln Health Network, and executive director, Desert Mission. "When individuals and companies even host a simple food drive to collect essentials such as peanut butter, pasta and rice, a great need in our community is met, and Food Bank resources are stretched to serve more families in need."

Hosting a food drive is simple. You will find information and a tool kit online at with this information:

  • A booklet with contact information, Food Bank facts, hunger statistics, ideas and information on setting up a drive.
  • A form to fill out and email or print and mail to help you set up your drive and set goals.
  • A poster to customize and print to promote your food drive.

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