Eleven businesses donating day-olds; truck driver makes the regular run
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Gabe Contreras, the truck driver for the Marana Community Food Bank, weighs boxes of meat donated by Fry's grocery store last Thursday. On this day, the store donated 198 pounds of meat that will in turn be given to people in need through the food bank.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, After nearly four hours of driving around town, Gabe Contreras unloads his truck of about 760 pounds of meats, breads, deli foods, produce, and other miscellaneous items from seven stores.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Marana Community Food Bank truck driver Gabe Contreras carts a load of frozen meat from a Fry's grocery store in Oro Valley last week. During his rounds in Marana and Oro Valley, Contreras makes his way to as many as 11 stores every day, picking up day-old food for the food bank.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Gabe Contreras, the truck driver for the Marana Community Food Bank, loads boxes of donated food from Wal-Mart into the back of the truck. The store donated 252 pounds of food last Thursday.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Some days Gabe Contreras has a cart full of food to pick up from each store, while other days he will get a box or two. No matter how much Contreras picks up each time, by the end of every day, the Marana Community Food Bank always has someone waiting to take it home.