Thanksgiving is a time for celebration, family, friends, and good food. But for too many Arizonans, getting the food they need isn’t always easy. Luckily, several resources across the state are working to help everyone have a happy holiday.
With Double Up Food Bucks, you can bring home twice as many fruits and vegetables to fill your table this holiday season. This extra produce can be used to make your favorite dishes even more special and filling with nutrient-dense and locally-produced items. To find a participating Double Up Market near you, click here.
If your family is in need of food or a meal on Thanksgiving, there are several places across Arizona ready and willing to help. The Gospel Rescue Mission in Tucson is serving hot meals on November 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. St. Mary’s Food Bank and United Food Bank will be giving out food and canned goods to families in need throughout the holiday season. St. Vincent de Paul is serving hot meals on Thanksgiving Day across the Valley.
To find a food bank and/or other meal resources near you, visit the websites for the Association of Arizona Food Banks and Feeding America.
No one should have to go hungry, especially during the holidays. With these resources, food is more accessible and the season can be a little more stress-free. Many of these resources are available year-round, so you can get the support you need at any time. Click here to learn more about how you can participate in the Double Up Food Bucks Arizona program.
Check out the recipe below for a Double Up Thanksgiving recipe! This is just one of the many ways you can use your SNAP/Quest (formerly food stamps) card to purchase items like bread, eggs, and milk, and then use your Double Up Food Bucks to bring home free fruits and vegetables to complete your meal!
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