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Valley food bank 'desperately' low on food and supplies due to coronavirus closures

Phoenix Rescue Mission's Hope for Hunger Food Bank has served double the regular number of households due to coronavirus closures forcing people out of work.
Radiant Church volunteers working at the Phoenix Rescue Mission on Saturday, March 14, 2015.

GLENDALE, Ariz. — As the coronavirus pandemic grips the globe, Arizona food banks are struggling to feed those in need.

Phoenix Rescue Mission's Hope for Hunger Food Bank in Glendale is experiencing a serious food shortage, the organization announced Friday. 

Glendale's largest food bank, which helps families in need across the Valley, has served double the regular number of households this week. Families have even been turned away. 

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With adults out of work and children out of school due to the coronavirus pandemic, many families are turning to the food bank for assistance.

Food items and supplies, as well as monetary donations, are needed.  

Needed items: 

- Canned foods (chili, stew, vegetables, fruits, soup)

- Full size hygiene items (shampoo, conditioner, body wash, deodorant, toothpaste)

- Cases of bottled water

- Baby formula 

 For more information on how to help go here

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