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Community group holds cultural and health fair Oct. 2

Posted 9/27/21

The Pan de Vida Foundation will host its 11th Annual Cultural Festival and Health, Social & Community Fair on Saturday Oct. 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Queen Creek Library, 21802 E. Ellsworth …

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Neighbors

Community group holds cultural and health fair Oct. 2

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The Pan de Vida Foundation will host its 11th Annual Cultural Festival and Health, Social & Community Fair on Saturday Oct. 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Queen Creek Library, 21802 E. Ellsworth Road.

The festival is a combination of health screenings, education and family and community building. The Health Fair is hosted once a year by Pan de Vida to provide families in Queen Creek, San Tan Valley and the surrounding areas with health screenings and education. The aim is to safeguard the health of families who are unable to provide services for themselves and their families.

The Cultural Festival held the same day will host games, entertainment, food, prizes, raffles, crafts and more. Each year, the festival also has dozens of children’s books for kids to pick from and take home.

Pan de Vida Foundation concerns itself with the health of the children, senior citizens and families within the community. It provides free flu shots and many other health, dental, vision, social services, and screenings. Everyone is invited to the festival, if not for the screenings, then for a day of mariachi music and the colorful children’s dances. Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney will be the festival’s honorary guest.

Pan de Vida Foundation was founded in 2003 with the Queen Creek Senior Citizens Center in partnership with the town of Queen Creek. At the same time, Meals for the Hungry and Homeless was started. A food bank was later created thanks to Bashas’. The Annual Cultural Festival began in 2007. The first health fair was held in 2017. In 2009, Pan de Vida, began the revitalization of the Valley of the Sun Estates known as “little Mexico.”

The Pan de Vida Foundation is staffed by community volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering with Pan de Vida Foundation, please call 480-688-6326 or e-mail Mary Gloria at mary.gloria@pandevida.tv

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