Long Realty offices hosting food drive to support Community Food Bank

Aperennial leader insupporting thecommunity, Long Realty is once again stepping up to help out in tough times, using its many company-owned offices as donation sites to collect food items for the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Friday during December (except Dec 25), “Feed the Need” drop-off boxes will be stationed outside the company’s offices throughout the region.

A complete list of Long Realty offices is online at LongRealty.com (scroll down to “Our Locations,” at the bottom of the page). Those offices not listed as “independently owned & operated” are participating in the drive.

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. Go to Donate.CommunityFoodBank.org/LongRealty to make an online contribution.

“Our communities are struggling,” said Laura Mance, president of Long Realty Co. “Local businesses large and small are suffering and many people are out of work. More than ever, we need to reach out and help each other.” Plus, Mance said, “Holiday events that usually support organizations such as the food bank have been canceled, for very good reasons. But the need can’t be canceled. The need is greater than ever, and it’s hugely important that we all do what we can to help.”

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