Heard Museum, St. Vincent de Paul team up to battle hunger

Heard Museum

The Heard Museum and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul are teaming up to battle hunger in the Valley.

The “Be a Summer Action Hero” campaign, addresses childhood hunger during the hot summer months. With the oppressive summer months upon us, thousands of struggling families and homeless individuals are turning to St. Vincent de Paul for help to meet their basic needs.

While St. Vincent de Paul provides emergency food boxes, meals, utility bill and rent assistance year-round, the need for help dramatically increases over the summer as donations drop, leaving their food pantry shelves empty.

Residents are invited to become a “Summer Action Hero” and help fill emergency food boxes while receiving free admission to the Heard.

During regular admission hours, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 7, bring in 10 non-perishable food items to the Heard’s east entrance and receive free admission, which also includes admission to the exhibit, “Super Heroes: Art! Action! Adventure!”

Between 6 and 10 p.m., celebrate “Hot Summer Nights” during the First Friday evening and receive free admission to “Super Heroes” with five food items (“Super Heroes” admission is normally subject to a $5-per-person gate fee).

Non-perishable items could include cans; boxes of cereal, oatmeal or dish mix like macaroni and cheese; dried beans or other legumes; canned meats; or other such food items that do not require refrigeration or freezing.

For more information, visit heard.org/firstfridays or call 602-252-8840.

For more information, please visit www.stvincentdepaul.net.

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