Tucson, AZ— Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva will tour Casa Maria on Wednesday, August 26th to help raise awareness about the problem of hunger and poverty.
As a member of the Congressional Hunger Caucus, Congressman Grijalva called upon the Tucson community during the month of August to donate food to Casa Maria.
“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. These places are a safety net for families, the elderly and individuals that find themselves in desperate times. We as a community must help one another and I encourage our community to donate what they can.”
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.
Those interested in donating 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.
WHAT: Congressman Grijalva to Tour Casa Maria to Help Raise Awareness of Hunger in our Community.
WHEN: Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at 9:30 am.
WHERE: Casa Maria, 401 E. 26th Street, Tucson.