The holidays are a great time to participate in yearly traditions and gather with friends and family over delicious, home-cooked meals. Why not add a new tradition with your loved ones this year — help your neighbors in need by donating to one of our holiday food drives! Whether you’d like to donate nonperishable food items, host a drive or attend an event, here’s our list of simple ways you can join us in feeding hungry families this holiday season.
Calling All Cans
Million Can Crusade
Join our good friends Ben, Tim and Brooke of 102.5 KNIX in their 11th Annual Million Can Crusade. It’s fun, fulfilling, and most importantly…filling. The cans and monetary donations go straight to St. Vincent de Paul’s community food pantries, and from there into food boxes delivered to hungry families. All month long, visit any Safeway and Albertson's in Arizona to add your cans to the crusade. Barrel Boy and others from the station will be visiting various stores to broadcast live. Visit the KNIX website to see the schedule!
Put a Turkey on a Family's Dinner Table this Thanksgiving
12 News is partnering with AJ's, Bashas’ and Food City to help us feed hungry families this Thanksgiving on Turkey Tuesday. It’s a Thanksgiving tradition for many Arizona families and the largest one-day turkey drive in the nation! All month long, you can make a donation at the register $15 will provide a turkey for a local family in need. On November 20, 5-7 p.m., visit 12 News' Bruce Cooper, Emma Jade and Paul Gerke at the Bashas' at Gilbert Rd. and Chandler Heights Rd. If you can't make it to a store, you can donate online or text TURKEY to 474747.
Share Joy with a Family this Christmas
Have you heard about our annual Adopt-A-Family Christmas program? This program allows individuals and families to “adopt” families in need in the Phoenix area by providing Christmas gifts and meals. Last year, 870 families were adopted! Sponsoring a family is as simple as providing the fixings for a Christmas dinner and a gift for the family. It’s a great project for families, office groups, organizations, clubs and school. Reach out and spread the joy this holiday season through this unique holiday drive! To become a sponsor, please call 602.261.6820. The deadline to sign up as a sponsor is December 1.