Marana Awards Spotlight: Marana Food Bank Feeds the Hungry, Nourishes the Community

Photo by the Marana Rotary Club

Photo by the Marana Rotary Club

Every day, the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona distributes over 63,000 meals to hungry individuals across the region.  The Marana Community Food Bank is a crucial part of that network, which is why the Town was pleased to award them with a Town of Marana Branding Iron Award last year.

The Community Food Bank’s mission is to feed the hungry today and build a healthy, hungry-free tomorrow, and since 1955, this agency has worked to fulfill that mission in Marana.  Linda Hampton, who has been the CEO for the past six years and who accepted the award on behalf of the Food Bank, has described its site as “sacred” due to the “compassion and caring” evidenced by the legions of volunteers who have donated their time there.  For sixty years, their commitment has served as a vital pillar of the Marana community. 

Fortunately for Marana, the Food Bank is not the only organization dedicated to serving our Town.  Many other groups, large and small, are making their mark on Marana every day, and the Branding Iron Award was created to celebrate their efforts. 

If you know of an organization deserving of this honor, please nominate them for a Branding Iron Award.  Nominations will be accepted through Friday, September 11.