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Posted on: March 24, 2021

Coconino County Hispanic Advisory Council to Hold Community Food Drive

Canned food in box for food drive

The Coconino County Hispanic Advisory Council (CHAC) will conduct a drop-off Community Food Drive at a socially distanced alternative to its annual César E. Chávez celebration from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 27 at the Market of Dreams / Mercado de los Sueños, 2532 E. 7th Ave., at the corner of 4th and 7th streets, Flagstaff.  

Community members are invited drop off donations as: peanut butter, canned vegetables, tuna, and other canned protein, pasta, cereal, and canned fruit. All donations go to the Flagstaff Family Food Center for distribution to the community. 

Supporting partners of the Community Food Drive include The Market of Dreams / Mercado de los Sueños, and Radio Sunnyside, KSZN-LP 101.5 FM 

The Coconino County Hispanic Advisory Council was established in 2001 with the purpose of advising the County Board of Supervisors on issues and concerns that affect the Hispanic community in Coconino County. In addition to serving as an advisory group to the county supervisors, the council has identified the following five major areas of focus: 

  • To conduct forums on issues and concerns of the Hispanic community 
  • To promote awareness of the need for diversity in employment, training, and economic development 
  • To assist Coconino County in recruiting and retaining Hispanic employees 
  • To promote Hispanic culture, arts, historic activities, and events 
  • To examine and make policy recommendations in the areas of education, housing, land use, health, social services, recreation, and criminal justice issues. 

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