2021 Lerner & Rowe Gives Back + ALT 93.3 Pantry Pack Drive

Donate to Help Combat Hunger in Maricopa County

Maricopa County Pantry Pack Drive

Lerner and Rowe Gives Back has once again teamed up with ALT AZ 93.3 and the Valley of the Sun United Way to help end hunger in Maricopa County.

This time, for the month of October, supporting the Pantry Pack Drive. The goal of this program is to help provide Pantry Packs to 1,500 students in Maricopa County. 

Each pack will be filled with essential food items to help stretch food dollars within each student’s household throughout the month.  

Listen now to Kevin Rowe as he explains more about Valley of the Sun United Way’s Pantry Packs Program.

What’s Inside Pantry Packs?

Pantry Packs have a set menu of “shelf-stable pantry items” that include: 

  • Canned chicken
  • Macaroni and cheese 
  • Oatmeal 
  • Granola bars 
  • Fruit cups 
  • Peanut butter crackers 

Valley of the Sun United Way’s Pantry Packs will be distributed to the Roosevelt, Cartwright and Murphy Elementary School Districts, as well as the Academia Del Pueblo and Frank Elementary Schools. United Way supplies the packs and participating schools determine which families are eligible.

How You Can Help Join the Fight Against Hunger

According to the Valley of the Sun United Way, there are 82,000 families in Maricopa County facing chronic food insecurity. That equates to one in four children living in a food insecure home. 

You can join us, ALT 93.3, and United Way to fight hunger in Maricopa County by making an online donation now. Or, you can text the keyword: “ALTAZ” to 51-555, to learn more and to donate by your mobile device today. 

Here’s how your dollars will be used to activate a positive change:

  • $8 provides 1 Pantry Pack
  • $16 provides 2 Pantry Packs
  • $32 provides 4 Pantry Packs
  • $56 provides 7 Pantry Packs

 There will also be a pantry pack drive on October 19, 2021 at ALT 93.3’s station.

Photos from the October 2021 ALT 93.3 Pantry Pack Drive stuffing party:

Photos from the March 2021 ALT 93.3 Pantry Pack Drive stuffing party: