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Posted on: November 22, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Advisory - More Than A Meal


Maricopa County Environmental Services encourages the community to help end homelessness with #MoreThanAMeal .


            From: Johnny Diloné, 602-506-6611

            Date:  11/22/2017

Re:     Maricopa County encourages the community to help end

                       homelessness with #MoreThanAMeal


This Holiday season, Maricopa County Environmental Services is encouraging the community to help the many families and individuals in need by providing #MoreThanAMeal.

Every day, many of us are touched when seeing the many individuals and families with no home and so many needs in our community. While providing them some food may grant them temporary comfort, this is short-term assistance and it may steer them away from resources that can provide more sustainable help. 

In many cases, what could be a well-intended act of service like bringing food to our parks and city streets to provide to the people experiencing homelessness, this could also result in many unsanitary and  unsafe situations and challenges for the neighborhoods, as well as for those experiencing homelessness. 

We can all provide #MoreThanAMeal and make a Real Difference by volunteering, donating and assisting the various organizations that work to end homelessness in our community.  These organizations may provide a variety of services and resources like shelter, restrooms, food, meals at dining halls, clothing, assistance with medical needs and help with finding a job or a permanent place to live.

Learn how this season and throughout the new year you can make a Real Difference with #MoreThanAMeal. 

For Media – Here further below and/or attached you’ll find:

       (1)  Flyers with information on different organizations you the public can contact to learn more about how they can help or how those living in homelessness can seek assistance 

(2)  Pictures with testimonials of individuals and families that have received assistance 

       (3)  Video images: Human Services Breakfast video

      (4)  SOT with soundbites by Amanda Bond, Enforcement Supervisor with Maricopa County Environmental Services Department  (You may use/edit) 



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