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TIE Foundation Donates 16,000 Additional Pounds of Beans and Rice to TD3 Kids

Post Date:04/11/2019 1:01 PM

Two men passing a cardboard box between each other. Three men in the background workingOn March 29, the Tempe Impacts Education (TIE) Foundation and Tempe Sunrise Kiwanis kicked off their first ever Spring Beans and Rice Program distribution event.

In December, 32,000 total pounds of beans and rice were donated to Tempe Elementary schools which served more than 1,800 families. The program began in 1993 with the Wilkins family donating 2,000 pounds of beans and rice to Frank Elementary School. This year, beans and rice were delivered to all 22 of the District’s elementary and middle schools.

Three people smiling at the camera. Man in middle has red shirt. Two people on the ends are wearing sunglasses and navy blue shirtsEven with this significant impact, the TIE Foundation board knew there was a need for food beyond this event and therefore organized their first ever spring donation event. An additional 16,000 pounds of beans and rice were procured and distributed to fourteen Tempe Elementary schools to be donated to families in need.

Thank you to our school staff, Facilities Management for Learners staff, and the Tempe Fire Department for contributing to the program’s success by helping to distribute beans and rice to our Tempe Elementary schools.