Paradise in the Community 

 

Helping Hands

An emergency food program, Helping Hands is a resource for "First Responders," who are regularly first on scene during an emergency or crises, and encounter a family or household without food or immediate food resources. These responders can contact us on behalf of those families and obtain a non-perishable food box, that same day, to help them through their emergency. One box has enough food to take care of a family of four for three days and the number of boxes is determined by the size of the household. With just some basic information about the household, the process is as simple as a phone call to our office or stopping by our warehouse in Mesa, during operating hours.

In addition, this program was expanded to include secondary responders. State/city agencies or contracted service providers who are the next step in assistance for families coming through crises or households of no-to-low income, in need of a variety of resources. These program partners are often in direct contact with families and households, facilitating additional services, and often have first-hand knowledge that a need for food assistance may still exist. When other food resources are not available or accessible, these partners can contact United Food Bank, then pick up and deliver emergency food boxes to these families.

For more information on this program, email programs@unitedfoodbank.org.

Paradise Bakery & Cafe Honors Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Pink Ribbon Bagel

Phoenix-area cafes to raise funds for Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation throughout October 2014

Paradise Bakery & Cafe is joining the fight against breast cancer in 2014 by baking the Pink Ribbon BagelsĀ® throughout the month of October with 25 cents from the sale of each Pink Ribbon Bagel being donated to Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation.

On October 10th, we donated 100 percent of proceeds of the Pink Ribbon bagel at participating Phoenix bakery-cafes to help support the Foundation's mission to engage the public and the scientific communities in innovative research on cause and prevention. Visit Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation today at www.drsusanloveresearch.org for additional information.

United Food Bank

 It was a great afternoon at United Food Bank in Mesa, AZ. as 22 Paradise Bakery & Cafe managers and associates packed family food boxes and backpacks.   Team #1 packed 511 backpacks with 12 meals in each equaling 6,132 meals.  Team #2 sorted and packed family food boxes with 5,790 pounds of  food equaling 4,136 meals.  So in total, we packed 10,268 meals!  A job well done for fighting food insecurity for Feeding America. 

 

Day-End Dough-NationTM

At the end of the day, our bakery-cafes package unsold bread and baked goods to donate to local hunger relief and charitable organizations.