Last year, Matthew's Crossing served 43,013 individuals and provided 12,773 emergency food boxes! Currently, AZ is tied as one of the worst states in the nation for childhood hunger with more than 1 in 4 children not knowing where their next meal will come from! With 40% of our clients being 18 years of age or younger, childhood hunger is near and dear to our hearts. Please support us so we can provide food, a basic necessity, to our most vulnerable clients... our children.
Help us raise money to support our Food Bank Expansion
Matthew's Crossing is looking to expand our programs and help break the cycle of poverty for our clients. We have launched an expansion campaign "Growing Gains: Small Changes. Big Results." to help raise $20,000 to support the costs associated with this critical effort. Click here to help fight hunger in our community and get a t-shirt as a thank you for showing your support.
Growing Gains: Small Changes. Big Results.
Matthew's Crossing is expanding and we need your support!
Following the motto 'Our faith is stronger than our fears' we have leased an additional 1,300 sq. ft. of space that became available to us unexpectedly. Having outgrown our current 1,500 sq. ft. for quite some time, the need for additional space was a top priority, yet the costs associated with moving to a new location were too high for consideration.
Heather Heimsoth, Executive Director of Matthew's Crossing, states "The number of families needing our support continues to grow - just last week we served a record breaking 107 families in just a three hour period. Having this extra space will allow us to more effectively and efficiently keep up with this demand, and continue to provide food and basic necessities to our neighbors in need."
Part of the goal of this expansion is to also look at expanding our services and offering additional programs to help break the cycle of poverty for our clients.
Growth is never
- James Cash Penney
Our goal is to raise $20,000 to support this expansion, which will help with costs related to rent, construction, permits, furniture, program expansion, signage, etc. We will continue to look for in-kind support where available, as well as grant opportunities, to help make this expansion a reality.
Please join us... even 'just a little bit' can go a long way!
DONATE NOW... and be a part of uniting our community in the fight against hunger!
Donations may also be sent directly to Matthew's Crossing (please reference 'expansion'):
1368 N. Arizona Avenue, Suite 112
Chandler, AZ 85225
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!