You can 'adopt' a Phoenix family in need of a Christmas meal

Many families might not be able to enjoy a complete meal, or a meal at all, for the holidays.

Black Family and Child Services is seeking families to help provide holiday food boxes and assistance for families in Phoenix in need.

“Some families have been hit hard this year,” said Michelle Simpson, the coordinator of the BFCS Adopt-a-Family Program, in a statement. “We have requests from every part of town, every ethnic background and every size family.”

The organization asks that families or individuals who decide to provide their assistance go through the organization's Annual Adopt-A-Family Program. 

Donors will be matched properly with the families' Christmas wish lists to see which family can provide the necessary items from the list. 

“Many of our wish lists are submitted by single moms, fixed-income grandparents who are taking care of grandchildren, and others who have been out of work,” Simpson added. “We are getting wish lists with requests for basic items like blankets, warm clothing for children, and food. Other lists include items like books, toys and sports equipment for kids.”

Donors will also be able to choose the families they want to support, of course, with some requirements that need to be met first.

BFCS says food boxes should be able to feed eight people and the last day to drop them off is Friday, Dec. 22.

Donated food boxes and gifts will be picked up by the families at BFCS Family Service Center at 1522 East Southern Avenue in Phoenix.

For more information, please call (602) 243-1773.

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