A thankful Salvation Army has expressed its gratitude for a recent food drive held by Sun City West Clubs.

“When we started the COVID response in this area we did not know how many people would be in need of for how long,” stated Mark and Kathy Merritt of the Salvation Army, Sun Cities West Valley Corps. “As of July 8, we have served 29,800 meals to families who are food insecure since March 19.”

Sun City West Charter Clubs, led by Cribbage Club president Ron Wilson, collected nearly 2,000 pounds of food donations as well as a monetary gift of $536 for the Salvation Army.

“We could not do it without the help of you in the community who are thinking of others at this time,” the Merritts said. “We want to share a personal thanks to (Sun City West Clubs) for helping others, especially now.”

The Recreation Centers of Sun City West would also like to say thank you to all the clubs that donated. Acts of kindness like this are one of the many reasons why Sun City West is a great community to be a part of!