Maricopa County Environmental Services encourages the community to help end homelessness with #MoreThanAMeal .
Johnny Diloné, 602-506-6611
Re: Maricopa County encourages the community to help end
homelessness with #MoreThanAMeal
This Holiday season, Maricopa County
Environmental Services is encouraging the community to help the many families
and individuals in need by providing #MoreThanAMeal.
Every day, many of us are touched when seeing
the many individuals and families with no home and so many needs in our
community. While providing them some food may grant them temporary comfort,
this is short-term assistance and it may steer them away from resources that
can provide more sustainable help.
In many cases, what could be a well-intended
act of service like bringing food to our parks and city streets to provide to
the people experiencing homelessness, this could also result in many unsanitary
and unsafe situations and challenges for the neighborhoods, as well as
for those experiencing homelessness.
We can all provide #MoreThanAMeal and make a Real
Difference by volunteering, donating and assisting the various
organizations that work to end homelessness in our community. These
organizations may provide a variety of services and resources like shelter,
restrooms, food, meals at dining halls, clothing, assistance with medical needs
and help with finding a job or a permanent place to live.
Learn how this season and throughout the new
year you can make a Real Difference with
For Media – Here further below and/or attached
Flyers with information on different
organizations you the public can contact to learn more about how they can help
or how those living in homelessness can seek assistance
Pictures with testimonials of individuals and
families that have received assistance
Video images: Human Services Breakfast video
SOT with soundbites by Amanda Bond, Enforcement Supervisor with Maricopa County Environmental
Services Department (You may