Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Casa Maria serves soup and bag lunches every day to those who are hungry and could use some help to make sure those meals continue. The organization is having a food drive through Aug. 25. Congressman Raul Grijalva's office sent out the following reminder:
Founded in 1981, Casa Maria provides a variety of services including hot showers, medical aid, and legal services. The center serves soup and bag lunches or food packs to 600 individuals and 200 families daily. It also provides clothing and other donated items.
As a member of the Congressional Hunger Caucus, Congressman Grijalva is working to raise awareness about the problem of hunger and poverty.
“During these tough economic times, places such as Casa Maria are faced with decreasing donations,” Grijalva said. “Hunger touches every community around the nation. Every day, people go hungry because they do not have the means to provide food for themselves or their families. We as a community must help one another and I encourage our community to donate what they can.”
Those that are interested in donating to the food drive are encouraged to drop off non-perishable items to Casa Maria, located at 401 E. 26th Street.
Congressman Grijalva’s office, located at 810 E. 22nd Street, will also be collecting donations up until August 25th.