MESA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- United Food Bank is opening doors to help neighbors who are looking for extra food in their homes during this challenging time.
The help yourself distribution, from 7 a.m. to noon on Friday (or while supplies last), will help to feed over 1,300 households or 3,900 individuals. Last week the food bank served 500 households, which equals to about 1,200 people.
Customers who need help can go to the United Food Bank warehouse at McQueen and Baseline roads in Mesa to get food. The food will include five different types of frozen meats, milks, eggs and a variety of produce.
Many dining spots are offering discounts and specials to help customers ease away from eat-in dining rooms, at least for now.
United Food Bank is looking for help too. They are looking for volunteers to help prepare emergency food bags and to assist with distribution. You can sign up on their website here.
They are also looking for donations. $1 donated to the United Food banks helps to purchase five meals. Click here if you would like to help.
Essential businesses like grocery stores and those in health care are staying open and are now hiring to help with the extra workload and to fill in the gaps for those who are sick, staying home with children or are quarantined.