Final Project

7 Dec

Here’s a map of Food Bank locations in Souther Arizona:


The following is a story to complement the other components of my final project.

Casa Grande Food Bank serves hundreds for Thanksgiving
By Krystal Jenkins

On Friday, Nov. 18 the line for the Casa Grande Food Bank wrapped up
and down the streets of downtown.
Hundreds of families lined up in order to receive their Thanksgiving
food boxes. These boxes were filled with turkeys, eggs, pumpkin, and
many other traditional Thanksgiving Day foods.
Sherri Darby, one director of the food bank, said the first person
stepped in line at 6 a.m. that morning. The food bank opened its doors
at 9:30 a.m.
Even though recipients of the Thanksgiving food boxes were
preregistered and guaranteed to receive a box they still lined up to
be first.
According to Mike Darby, the president of the food bank, around 520
families preregistered, and even more boxes were given out. After
preregistered families received their boxes, walk-ins were welcome to
take the leftovers.
Volunteers from around the Casa Grande community come out to support
the food bank. Members of the Central Arizona College baseball team
assisted the food bank by putting together Thanksgiving boxes and
carrying them to cars for the recipients.
Other volunteers included local members of Beta Sigma Phi, a national
sorority, who held a turkey drive for the food bank.
“We were able to donate about two dozen turkeys, and that’s something
we’re proud of,” said sorority member, Christina Jenkins.
While donations make up a large part of the Thanksgiving Day boxes,
there were not nearly enough donations this year. Only about 150
turkeys were donated, which left the food bank to purchase the rest.
“We spent upwards of $10,000 on Thanksgiving alone this year,” said
Sherri Darby.
The Casa Grande Food Bank was the only food bank in the area to offer
Thanksgiving food boxes and hopes to hand out Christmas boxes as well.
During a typical week the Casa Grande Food Bank serves 50 to 60
families, but around holiday times that number increases to 150. Due
to this large increase the shelves at the food bank are empty.
“We’re hoping to replenish our shelves with the community food
drive,” said Sherri Darby.
The food drive began at the end of November and will run though the
end of December.
For more information about the food bank, or to donate or volunteer
contact Sherri Darby at XXX-XXXX.


Jo Blatcher

7 Nov




31 Oct

This is a map of the top 10 locations with the highest number of car thefts in 2010.


This is a map for the top 10 location with the highest number of car thefts in the past 6 months.

Some story ideas might be to check what is going on in these areas that make car theft so high.

Check out this map about nursing home complaints.


Alpha Delta Pi’s Phianthropy

19 Oct

Helping the hungry

8 Oct


Meeting the CEO

14 Sep


Young Artist- Jessie Olson

31 Aug

Jessie Olson, 19, draws a picture free-hand with sharpies on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 in her home in Tucson, Ariz. Olson’s artwork hangs in the Hipsy Gyspy on 4th Avenue.


Jessie Olson, 19, draws a detailed peace sign with sharpies on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 in her home in Tucson, Ariz. Olson’s artwork hangs in the Hipsy Gyspy on 4th Avenue.