A Thanksgiving Meal

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Thanksgiving … but no food. Can you even imagine it?

The truth is, there are plenty of seniors, right here in Arizona – way too many, in fact – who are hungry. After a lifetime of hard work, raising their children and contributing to society as best they could, now they simply can’t make ends meat on their meager income.

They need a hero. A caring neighbor. Someone like you, who will make a small sacrifice, so they can eat.

This is why I’m turning to you. For more than 40 years, FSL has been working to improve the lives of Arizona’s senior citizens, operating food pantries to meet the needs of neighbors who fall below the poverty level.

Through the generosity of friends like you, FSL is offering a lifeline to Christine. She’s 98. Her mind is sharp, but she’s frail enough that she has to use a wheelchair, so she can’t cook for herself. Christine lives alone. She can’t meet her own needs. It takes a hero like you.

Contributions to FSL enable us to deliver two meals to Christine four days a week. She saves her breakfast till late in the morning, and makes the other meal for dinner. But it’s not just the food she’s grateful for. She loves the visits. “It’s refreshing when someone comes in and delivers the meal and takes time to have a conversation with you,” she says. “It’s a blessing because it’s also someone to check on you.”

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, I hope you’ll be a hero to someone like Christine, by making a tax-credit eligible contribution to FSL today.

Without some “heroics,” many of our seniors could go hungry this Thanksgiving. Your gift will make sure every senior who needs us will have something to eat this Thanksgiving. (We provide 400,000 pounds of food to needy Arizonans from our food pantries, plus serving or delivering nearly 800 meals a day!)

Please let me hear from you quickly. We need you, because Arizona seniors need us. One in six Arizona residents faces food insecurity. No senior in Arizona should go hungry this Thanksgiving. Your generosity today can make a beautiful difference. Thank you in advance!

P.S. Your gift today can be claimed as an Arizona Charitable Tax Credit on your 2018 taxes – up to $400 for an individual or $800 if married filing jointly. This means you can essentially give “for free.” So please be as generous as possible.

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