Foothills Food Bank kicks off 2023 with a free Shred-a-Thon and prescription drug collection event at Cave Creek on Saturday, January 7, 9am-noon.
The event has been expanded to allow for the safe disposal of small electronics, phones and computers, and also includes the opportunity to donate clothing, household items and books to the Goldmine Thrift Store in Cave Creek and the Desert Foothills Library. It is The collection point is located in the public parking lot at 6061 E. Hidden Valley Dr., one block south of Cave Creek Road.
“It’s the perfect day to confirm your first resolution of the new year to clear out your closets, garage and files,” says Lee Zudnick, executive director of Foothills Food Bank. “We shred documents on-site, partners accept infrequently used items for local libraries and thrift stores, and destroy computer equipment to protect personal data.”
Monetary donations and non-perishable pantry item donations are always appreciated. There are no geographic restrictions and the event is open to everyone.
“With the partnerships we have within the community, this event will help protect identities, rid the community of potentially harmful prescription drugs, and clean out closets to benefit local organizations. It’s easy to do in days. Everyone wins,” Zydonik said.
Event sponsors are United Healthcare and Hayden Electric. Community partners include Wells Fargo Bank, Town of Cave Creek, Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, Desert Foothills Public Library, Goldmine Thrift Store, Tech 4 Life, and North Valley Junk Removal.
Founded in 1988, the Foothills Food Bank and Resource Center not only provides food to neighbors facing food shortages, but also provides resources for other support services available in North Maricopa County and South Yavapai County. It offers.
The Cave Creek Pantry is located at 6038 E. Hidden Valley Dr. Call 480-488-1145. The Black Canyon City Pantry is located at 34550 S. Black Canyon Highway and can be called at 623-374-9441.
For more information, see: foothillsfoodbank.com.