As we count down to Marana's trip to Denver for the All-America City gathering, we're highlighting all the ways Marana is making its mark. Inspired by our farming and ranching heritage, we'll be highlighting Marana's official Branding Iron alongside many of the incredible people who make this Town an All-America City. Are you Making Your Mark on Marana? Let us know by using #MakingOurMark, and we may feature your story here.
Caleb Baker volunteers often at the Marana Community Food bank. For years, this local non-profit has provided healthy, nourishing food for needy families. Every year, they collect items at a number of Marana events, including the Holiday Festival and Christmas Tree Lighting.
"Volunteering for the Marana Community Food bank makes me feel like not only am I a part of Marana's community, but the community is part of me," says Caleb.
The Marana Community Food Bank's impact on children's health in Marana is remarkable. When children can go to school having eaten a full breakfast, they are much more ready to learn for the whole school day. Furthermore, during weekends and school vacations, when students can't rely on their school's cafeteria, the Food Bank helps make sure that these kids still have access to healthy meals.
Linda Hampton, director of the Food Bank, is dedicated to ensuring food security for all members of the community. Her organization is making its mark on Marana and is helping make us an All-America City.