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8/22/2014 11:31:00 AM
Food Neighbors connect the community and help hungry
Gail Simpson
Special to The Villager

A gorgeous Saturday, Aug. 9, could not have been a more perfect morning to celebrate the first anniversary of the Yavapai Food Neighbors Project.

The cheerful crowd of friends and neighbors gathered again at the Outlet Mall to help unload and sort 279 green bags of generous food donations (with breaks to enjoy the watermelon).

Twenty-two dedicated Neighborhood Coordinators picked up those bags on doorsteps all over town and delivered them, a total weight of 3611 pounds, providing an amazing 3,009 meals to be distributed through our local Sedona area Food Banks and Youth Pantries.

Check out these YFNP statistics from the entire Verde Valley, knowing that a year ago with its inaugural Pilot Collection, this amazing Project took its first baby steps in the effort to help an overwhelming problem of local hunger:


VOC - Village of Oak Creek 

3611 Lbs. of Food Collected  

3009 Meals! 

279 Bags Collected              

292 Donors participating

22 Neighborhood Coordinators


3877 Lbs. of Food Collected    

3231 Meals!

192 Bags Collected              

209 Donors participating

16 Neighborhood Coordinators Participating

Camp Verde

570 Lbs. of Food Collected   

475 Meals! 

39 Bags Collected              

42 Donors participating

3 Neighborhood Coordinators


587 Lbs. of Food Collected

489 Meals!   

44 Bags Collected              

11 Donors participating

5 Neighborhood Coordinators Participating


1252 Lbs. of Food Collected    

1043 Meals!

95 Bags Collected              

131 Donors participating

7 Neighborhood Coordinators Participating


9,897.8 Lbs. of Food Collected

8,248 Meals!  

605 Bags Collected              

685 Donors participating

53 Neighborhood Coordinators


61,328.8 Lbs. of Food Collected

51,107 Meals!

You, too, can help, and it's SO easy and rewarding! Just go to Yavapaifoodneighborsproject.org to sign up and a Neighborhood Coordinator will contact you. Any ???? Please call Gail Simpson 284-9720 or Lee Phelps 928-592-2187

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