For the second year in a row, Sandpiper Scottsdale held a holiday food drive to benefit Hospice of the Valley patients and families in need. The community donated $4,000 in nonperishable food, along with $200 for extra groceries.
“We know there are families who are struggling. It just means so much to us as a community to help provide the basics that should be in every pantry at all times,” said manager Maggie Martel.
The food drive was spearheaded once again by Sandpiper board member Mary Thoma, a former volunteer at the Scottsdale White Dove Thrift Shoppe, one of four Valley stores supporting Hospice of the Valley charity care programs.
“This nonprofit hospice has been a trusted and caring provider for decades,” she said. “As a volunteer, I was touched by their commitment to serve all in need and to bring some joy to their patients during the holidays.”
Visit hov.org or call 602- 530-6900 to learn more about Hospice of the Valley’s programs.