A local law firm plans to provide 800 meals to Roskruge Bilingual Magnet Middle School students through its sponsorship of No Hungry Kids Tucson, a pilot project that seeks to provide food during the summer break to children who rely on school-supplied meals.
“No child should go without food, especially not our children here in Tucson,” said Claudia Zanes, a co-founder for the firm. “As a parent and as a community member, I wanted Zanes Law to be involved in this pilot project because I know it will create immediate change in a short amount of time,”
As a part of this, Zanes Law will also open its offices for a public drop-off location for donations from now through July 26.
The offices are at 3501 E. Speedway Blvd., Suite 101 and 1185 W. Irvington Road, Suite 155.
Non-perishable food items needed for No Hungry Kids Tucson include: Cereal, granola and cereal bars, peanut butter, jelly, macaroni and cheese, instant oatmeal, Ramen noodle soups, along with other canned goods
Nadia Valle, a leader in this pilot project and founder of Wings for Women, notes that any and all food donated will help but stresses the importance of “easy to make food” for the children.
Valle, who started Wings for Women, an organization that empowers homeless and impoverished women to overcome despair through various resources, programs and guidance, highlights that No Hungry Kids Tucson is an extension of that mission and is excited to have Zanes Law be a sponsor.
“Claudia and Doug Zanes, as well as their staff, have always been supportive of Wings for Women and the work that we do with homeless and impoverished women and children in the community. We could not do a lot of the projects we do without the support of the community and businesses like Zanes Law,” Valle said.
To make monetary donations to No Hungry Kids Tucson, mail them to Wings for Women, P.O. Box 23369, Tucson, AZ 85734, or go to wingsforwomentucson.org and click on the PayPal link. No Hungry Kids Tucson also needs volunteers. Call 406-6345 for volunteer opportunity information.