Understanding that “community” means much more than just houses, Long Companies is once again gearing up to host food-collection boxes inside its company-owned real estate offices across greater Tucson, including those in Green Valley, Sahuarita and Sierra Vista. Donations will help stock the larder of the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.
A complete list of Long Realty offices is online at LongRealty.com. Those offices not identified as “independently owned & operated” are participating in the drive. Donation boxes will be available 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
In addition to hosting drop-off sites throughout the region, Long Companies is sponsoring all 6,000 of the “Feed the Need” boxes, to be placed at numerous public sites within the food bank’s service area. When a given box is full it will be replaced with a fresh empty one, until the supply of boxes is exhausted.
The food drive is set to run the month of August. Especially in demand are nonperishable foods labeled as low sugar, low or no sodium, or whole grain. Pre-opened items, those packaged in glass containers, and baby food—other than cereals—cannot be accepted. Most-needed items include peanut butter; canned soup, fruit, tomato products, vegetables and meats (such as tuna and chicken); oatmeal, cereal and granola bars; condiments; cereal; packaged nuts and seeds; and rice and pasta. Monetary donations are welcome too.
“We’re so happy to be part of this important effort. Nobody in our community should go hungry, and we all need to do our part to support those who are confronting food insecurity. Please donate what you can, generously and often.”Reneé Gonzales, Long Companies CEO