St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance in Arizona is one of the largest food banks in the United States. They take in 2.5 million pounds of food every year through food drives. About 40 percent of that supply comes in during November and December.
This time of year, many people want to give thanks by giving their time to those in need. This can leave organizations with hundreds of extra helping hands on Thanksgiving asking, "What do we do with everyone?"
"Only the Brave," the dramatization of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, who died in the Yarnell Hill Fire in 2013, opened this weekend. Their deaths were due in part to being cut off from their escape route.
After hearing about the behind-the-scenes of “Only the Brave,” maybe you’d like to know how if it’s actually any good. Rafer (RAY-fer) Guzman with host Todd Zwillich at our partner The Takeaway has his review.
If your holiday weekend includes some big meals, here’s something to chew on: the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says only one in ten Americans eat the right amount of fruits or vegetables. In Arizona, we do a little better.
In the summer of 2013, one of the deadliest wildfires in U.S. history killed 19 firefighters from Prescott. The Granite Mountain Hotshots were cut off from their escape route and the shelters they carried could not withstand the fire’s heat.
Phoenix is not a food town. That’s not my opinion — that’s the headline of an article in Phoenix New Times. And the rest of the headline asks if Phoenix will ever be a food town. In the piece, dining critic Patricia Escarcega talks to food writers, chefs and others about the city’s food scene. She defines what is or isn't a food town and she joins me now.
Local First Arizona brings in Arizona farmers, ranchers, food producers, as well as chefs, restaurant owners and managers, and purchasers for grocery stores, hotels and community centers to connect at the annual Arizona Farmer+Chef Connection conference.
A study from Johns Hopkins University highlighted just how many important nutrients necessary for a healthy diet end up in the landfill every single year. And that thought led us to think about how that might affect St. Mary’s Food Bank, which gathers and distributes food throughout Arizona.
This Thanksgiving, nearly 13 million kids in the United States are facing hunger according to Feeding America. The nonprofit reports many of those children became hungry after a string of disasters across the country. That's impacting Arizonans in need.
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office and citizen posses will be out at area malls again this holiday season. Over 200 posse members will pitch in to deter potential crimes. It's a continuation of a program Joe Arpaio championed; Arpaio was ousted by new Sheriff Paul Penzone in last year's election.
Republican Gov. Doug Ducey says he would prefer that the GOP was running someone other than Roy Moore to fill a vacant U.S. Senate seat in Alabama after seven women accused Moore of sexual misconduct. Some of the women were underage at the time.
The Senate Appropriations Committee approved more than $1 billion in increase to border security, keeping alive President Donald Trump’s promise of new walls and more agents along the U.S.-Mexico border.