By Susan Summers

As residents of this beautiful corner of Arizona, we are often asked why we chose to put down roots in Vail. Speaking for myself, the answer is easy. I love the peace, tranquility and natural beauty, but Vail’s hometown feel is important and unique. You really can get to know people, and I’m certain that should I ever find myself in a tough situation, my friends and neighbors will be there to help me through it.

Greater Vail Community Resources epitomizes this ethos and strives to be there for neighbors in need through the work of Resources Vail Food Bank. In normal times, ReSources has a consistent supply of non-perishable food on hand, but the outbreak of COVID-19 has thrown us all a curve ball. The economic trickle down of supply chain interruptions, temporary business closures, changes in school schedules, etc., could result in hard times for some families. ReSources is gearing up for this uncertainty and will do its best to be ready with emergency food, and you can help;

Monetary donations will help ReSources increase its inventory of emergency food. (Don’t forget—monetary donations received before April 15 are still eligible for the 2019 Arizona Tax Credit.) Volunteers are also needed to assist in packing emergency food bags in a low touch environment, so if you’ve ever considered becoming a ReSources volunteer, now would be a good time. To make a monetary donation or to apply as a volunteer visit the web site: You can also send your donations to: ReSources, P.O Box 367, Vail, AZ 85641. Let’s all keep an eye out for the most vulnerable among us, realize that this won’t last forever, and live the ReSources motto of neighbors helping neighbors.

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