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  • Christmas in July

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    What is Christmas in July?
    “Christmas in July” is an annual food drive competition, between local Chambers of Commerce here in the East Valley and eastern Arizona, to see who can raise the most money and collect the most non-perishable food to help stock the shelves of United Food Bank during the month of July.

    Summer is the hardest time of the year for many individuals and families in Arizona.
    When school’s out for summer, some kids face their toughest test because summer also spells the end of free and reduced school meal programs which often means
    greater food-insecurity for entire families. The summer months are equally difficult for many low-income seniors who are often forced to choose between paying bills and purchasing food.

    How You Can Help
    You can participate in “Christmas in July” by making a Cash Contribution or by donating Non-Perishable Food Items during the month of July. Every $1.00 you give will help provide enough food for 4 meals to some our community’s most vulnerable members.


    Stop by the Mesa Chamber of Commerce at 40 N Center St, Mesa, AZ 85201 anytime 8am-5pm Monday through Friday and get a Food Drive box to place in your place of business.


    Congratulations to all the Chambers and the 144 Businesses involved in this years United Food Banks Christmas in July. An army of donors came together across the East Valley to raise more pounds and more money than ever for this annual event.

    As a group, we have provided 84,000 meals for the hungry in our communities.

    Special thanks to the Mesa Chamber members and staff for stepping up in a BIG way this year!

    Taking home the win for the Most Dollars Raised Per Chamber was Mesa with $7,243.20 and with the Most Pounds Colleted by a Chamber with 12,297 pounds! We love our giving members!

    And a very special shout out to our friends at Organ Stop Pizza for being recognized as the overall Chamber member raising $3509.20 in cash and 2114 pounds of food! Way to go Jack and the team at Organ Stop!

    Christmas in July is officially over, but keep in mind, there are hungry people that need our help EVERY DAY!


    Active Bodies 1327 S. Gilbert Mesa
    Brookdale  Broadway  Mesa 7231 E. Broadway Rd Mesa
    Brookdale East Mesa 6145 E. Arbor Ave Mesa
    Flancers Restaurant 1902  N. Higley  Rd Mesa
    Guild Mortgage 4111 E. Valley Auto Dr Mesa
    I.D.E.A. Museum 150 W. Pepper Pl Mesa
    Ma'am Exams 2919 S. Ellsworth Rd #125 Mesa
    MV Pita 1066 N. Power Rd Mesa
    Newman Chiropratic 266 W. 3rd Place #1 Mesa
    On The Border  
    Organ Stop Pizza 1149 E. Southern Ave Mesa
    Pomeroy's Mens Store 136 W Main St Mesa
    Safelite Auto Glass 255 E. Southern Ave Mesa
    Teriyaki Madness 1229 S. Power Rd #105 Mesa
    Visit Mesa 120 N. Center St. Mesa
    Whats Crackin Café 6663 E. McDowell Rd #101 Mesa



    For more information, please e-mail Melissa Forrester with the United Food Bank at mforrester@unitedfoodbank.org / (480) 398-4464.