Governor Ducey Designates Funding for Arizona Food Banks

 

Governor Doug Ducey (R) on Monday designated funding from the state’s Coronavirus Relief Fund to food banks throughout Arizona.

The funding will be distributed to various aid organizations with a focus on helping rural families. Often, rural residents were heavily hit by the coronavirus and its economic consequences.

“Whether it has been funding PPE, meals for low income families, technology for students, mental health support services and more, the AZ Coronavirus Relief Fund has been an invaluable resource for Arizonans as we’ve responded to the pandemic,” said Governor Ducey. “I’m overwhelmed by the generosity from so many and thank all who’ve donated. My sincere thanks also goes out to the leaders who volunteered their time to serve on the relief fund committee. They stepped up at a critical time, putting in countless hours with the philanthropic community to understand where the highest needs were and distribute these resources. I am immensely grateful for their service.”

The relief fund, which was started by Ducey at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, allows the state’s residents to donate money to purchase needed supplies for medical personnel, at-risk populations, and students.

Since it began, the fund has collected more than $9 million in private donations.

According to the governor’s office, all funds have been awarded to individuals and organizations supporting Arizonans during the pandemic and economic recovery.

“We are so immensely thankful for these critical resources,” added Tony Bedolla, executive director at Bisbee Coalition for the Homeless. “Rural families face unique challenges without access to the same support services available in larger jurisdictions. These dollars will help us extend our services to even more families to help them through what’s still a difficult time for many.”

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Cooper Moran is a reporter for The Star News Network. Follow Cooper on Twitter. Email tips to [email protected]
Photo “Governor Doug Ducey” by Governor Doug Ducey.

 

 

 

 

 

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