Did you know that 19.6% of people in Arizona live in poverty, and 1 in 5 households are unable to afford to buy food for their families

It doesn’t help that one of the places people turn to for help, St. Mary’s Food Bank, reports that it has 40% less food on the shelves to help peoplethis year.  There are a few ways you can help.

You can pick up extra food while you do your grocery shopping this weekend and drop it off at your local food bank – you can find a list of all the food programs in the state online.

Most food programs also take money – you can find out more at the Arizona Association of Food Banks website or you can make a statement with your car’s license plate.

By working together we can end hunger One Plate at a Time! AAFB, Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, Desert Mission Food Bank, St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance, United Food Bank and Yuma Community Food Bank, is pleased to announce the “Ending Hunger One Plate at a Time” specialty license plate, which is now available for purchase by Arizona vehicle owners.

The cost is $25.00 for the initial application, the annual renewal is $25.00, and $17.00 of your purchase will go to the Association of Arizona Food Banks! What a great way to donate and raise awareness at the same time! Please visit http://www.servicearizona.com/ for more information, and help end hunger, one plate at a time!