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Gilbert Kicks Off Food Drive with a Friendly Competition

Post Date:06/02/2014 3:09 PM

GilbertFeedingFamilies_LogoWhat: Gilbert Feeding Families Kick-Off Event
Who: Gilbert Mayor John Lewis, Arizona State Representative Warren Petersen, Maricopa County Supervisor Denny Barney, Field Representative for U.S. Representative Matt Salmon, Jon McHatton
When: Wednesday, June 4th, 8:00 a.m.
Where: Albertsons Grocery Store, 861 East Warner Road, Gilbert, AZ 85296

This June, Gilbert will be hosting the annual Gilbert Feeding Families community food drive with the goal of feeding all 72.6 square miles of the town by collecting 72,600 meals.

Please join us for the Gilbert Feeding Families Kick-Off event this Wednesday, June 4th, at 8:00 a.m. at the Albertsons located on Lindsay and Warner Roads in Gilbert.  We are kicking off this community food drive with a friendly bag-off competition between the town, county, state and federal levels of leadership.

The bag-off event will consist of teams of two people (elected official and another person of choice) and each team will have 60 seconds to bag as many groceries as possible. One team member will be the bagger, the other will be placing the bagged groceries in a nearby grocery cart.  After the 60-second time limit is up, the bags will be weighed to determine the Gilbert Feeding Families Bag-Off Champion!

About Gilbert Feeding Families Community Food Drive:

The United Food Bank works with eight different Gilbert organizations to distribute more than 126,000 pounds of food to support their programs. The Town is Gilbert is challenging the community to of feed all 72.6 square miles of Gilbert by collecting 72,600 meals. Donation drop-off sites will be located around town, including all of the fire stations, recreation centers, and Town Hall. Visit www.gilbertaz.gov/feedingfamilies for more information.

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Contact Information: 
Jennifer Alvarez
Digital Media and Marketing Officer
Town of Gilbert
Office: (480) 503-6789
Cell: (480) 436-9781
Email: jennifer.alvarez@gilbertaz.gov 

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