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Volunteers pack lunches for homeless teens, homebound seniors

TUCSON – On Saturday nearly 100 Southwest Gas employees and their family members volunteered to pack food boxes for homeless teens and low-income seniors that are homebound.

“This, in my opinion, is just one great example of how generous our employees and their families really are,” Julie Williams Southwest Gas Vice President of Southern Arizona Division.

Mobile Meals of Southern Arizona along with our family services each received a donation from Southwest Gas for over $3,000 to help their efforts in ending hunger and homelessness.

“We’re just really grateful for this opportunity the community support that we’ve had is so incredible,” Stephanie Swift Program Director for Mobile Meals of Southern Arizona said, “We’re getting ready to celebrate our 50th year of existence next year. So it’s just been… great to see how the community has come together and rallied around us.”

Mobile Meals delivers around 400 meals 5 days a week.

Their clients that are in need will receive part of the 1,000 meals packed by volunteers. The other half of them will be delivered by our family services street team.

“Every year we house thousands of families and teens when we’re out on the street every year there will be up to 2,000 teens that we’ll make contact with,” Sarah Mcnamara Grant Writer at Our Family Services said, “We’ll send them with hygiene supplies and send them with food packs to help them.”

For more information on Mobile Meals of Southern Arizona click here. For more information about Our Family Services click here.

Denelle Confair

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