TUCSON (KVOA) – The Southern Arizona Community Food Bank ended its busiest day of the year on Tuesday afternoon.
Organizers say they have separated at least 1,000 families.
The food bank served mainly milk, eggs, bread and other basic food items that families might need.
Volunteers and organizers say Tuesday was a much busier day than normal at this time of year. They believe this is in part due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, this is not as important as the donations last year, when they cut more than 2,500 families.
News 4 Robbie Reynolds of Tucson spoke with a few University of Arizona students who volunteered for the food bank on Tuesday.
“It makes me thankful that we actually have this for other people,” said Daniela Garcia.
“I feel like volunteering is just something that makes you feel good,” Jingyu Ling said. “First of all, whenever I feel after volunteering, I have done something to help others.”
Our food distribution in Tucson has extended hours today and tomorrow (Tuesday 11/23 and Wednesday 11/24). We are open 8 am-12pm at 3003 S. Country Club Rd. We will be CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day. Find all times and places here: https://t.co/SV6UShgMBS pic.twitter.com/EKCYCeUEkL
– Community Food Bank (@foodbanktucson) 23 November 2021
The food bank will be open Wednesday for extended hours from 8 a.m. to noon. They will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.