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St. Mary's Food Bank again accepting citrus donations

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PHOENIX (CBS5) -

St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance is again asking residents to bring their excess citrus to drop-off locations throughout the Valley on Super Citrus Saturday to help people in need.

The food bank has expanded to four drop-off locations where residents can bring their citrus between 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday:

  • North Phoenix Baptist Church, Central Avenue and Bethany Home Road, Phoenix
  • Shepherd of the Hills United Church of Christ, 56th Street and Lafayette, Arcadia
  • St. Mary's Food Bank, 13050 W. Elm St., Surprise
  • McDowell Mountain Plaza, 10111 E. Bell Rd., Scottsdale

Last year, more than 2.4 million pounds of citrus was gleaned through the program. Much of the grapefruit was juiced through a cooperative effort with Sun Orchard in Tempe to produce tens of thousands of gallons of grapefruit juice which was bottled and distributed after the growing season ended, according to the St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance.

Produce donations to the St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance are tax-deductible.

For more information, visit the St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance website or call 602-242-FOOD (602-242-3663).

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