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12/4/2012 11:32:00 AM
'Operation Santa Cause' comes to Prescott Valley Saturday
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"Operation Santa Cause," a month-long campaign sponsored by local The UPS Stores to raise much needed food, clothing and toys for needy families in Yavapai County, will officially take flight on Saturday, Dec. 8, at The UPS Store in Prescott Valley, with a festive celebration scheduled to include free food from Sally B's, Pepsi product refreshments, and a live remote featuring Sandy Moss from radio station KPPV-106.7 FM.

The event, scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Prescott Valley's Safeway Plaza, 7760 State Route 69, will mark the beginning in what is hoped will be a successful drive conducted at all four The UPS Stores in the area during December to benefit the Yavapai Food Bank and the estimated 5500 - 6000 families it helps on a monthly basis.

According to Greg Kingsbury, General Manager, those attending Saturday's inaugural event are asked to bring food, clothing and holiday toys for donation to the Food Bank's needy families. Those that can't attend the event are encouraged to drop their donations off at one of the four The UPS Stores in the Prescott/Prescott Valley area anytime between now and Dec. 24.

In addition to the Prescott Valley store, donations will be accepted at The UPS Stores located in Prescott, 1042 Willow Creek Road, 3196 Willow Creek Road and 303 East Gurley St.

The Yavapai Food Bank was founded in 1992 in Prescott Valley with a goal "to halt hunger and malnutrition in Yavapai County and provide relief from suffering for those who are living in poverty by giving a hand up, not just a hand out."

The Food Bank distributes 2000 - 2200 food boxes per month out of its local headquarters to people in Prescott, Prescott Valley and the surrounding communities. This represents approximately 35,000 to 40,000 pounds of food each week.

For Christmas, every child is given a special toy during food distribution week. For many, this may be the only gift they receive. It also sponsors an "adopt-a-family" program for Christmas in which people or businesses can sponsor one or more children, or even an entire family.

According to Ann Wilson, Executive Director of the Yavapai Food Bank, the quad-city area has severely suffered the effects of the country's economic crisis, and some of the outlying areas of the county were before, and are still, impoverished.

For more information about donating to "Operation Santa Cause," contact the Prescott Valley The UPS Store at 772-0000 or visit www.operationsantacause.com. For additional information on the Yavapai Food bank or to make a cash donation, call 775-5255 or visit their website at yavapaifoodbank.org

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