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Church seeks community’s help to reach goal of 8,000 food boxes

November 10th, 2016 development
Church seeks community’s help to reach goal of 8,000 food boxes

Sun Valley Community Church (SVCC) will have a food drive from Nov. 12 to Dec. 17 to benefit The Salvation Army.

The food drive is part of the Valley church’s Out of the Box program, which has helped feed 15,000 families throughout the Valley in four years. This year SVCC wants to expand the program to provide 8,000 boxes, which feed multiple members of a family, and is seeking individuals and groups to help support the program.

To participate in the drive, individuals can pick up a box at one of SVCC’s five campuses, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, or during one of the worship services. SVCC will provide the box as well as a list of food items needed. When the food boxes are returned, SVCC will deliver them to The Salvation Army. For a list of SVCC, visit

Businesses, school, associations and groups of any size are encouraged to participate. SVCC will deliver and pick up multiple boxes.

“Sun Valley Community Church has made it simple to help by providing the box, the list of needed items, and getting the filled boxes back to us,” said Major Nancy Dihle, Valley of the Sun program coordination for The Salvation Army.

“The Salvation Army is grateful to Sun Valley Community Church and their ongoing partnership. We are able to feed tens of thousands during the holidays only because of strong community support and the generosity of donors. We hope those able to help, participate in SVCC’s food drive.”

Those interested in participating should contact Kim Corder or Ian Johnston at for locations, questions and more information.

The Salvation Army has been serving the Phoenix area without discrimination since 1893. Through a broad array of programs, the 12 Valley community centers provide services to the homeless, working poor, children, addicted, elderly, and abused. The Salvation Army is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. For more information on services, please visit

Sun Valley began as a church plant in 1990 in Chandler. Over the years, SVCC has grown into a large multi-site church in the Phoenix area. There are five campuses in Casa Grande, East Mesa, Gilbert, Tempe and Queen Creek. Together, nearly 7,000 people attend a Sun Valley Campus each weekend. Sun Valley has been featured in a book by Leadership Network about church mergers: “Better Together: Making Church Mergers Work,” and has been named by Outreach Magazine as one of the 100 fastest-growing churches in the nation.

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