The nativities to benefit Foothills Food Bank

Foothills Food Bank and Resource Center will sponsor the fifth annual Nativities of the World fundraiser 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 28, and 11 a.m.-3p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 29.

The nativity scenes, which will be displayed at Desert Foothills Library, will be on loan from local community residents.

(Submitted photo)

(Submitted photo)

More than 150 nativity scenes will be on display at the library, located 38443 N. School House Road in Cave Creek, according to a pres release. The nativities, created by artists from around the world, will be on loan from local artists, collectors and families.

The nativities are made from a vast array of materials – from fine porcelain to craft sticks, rocks, gourds and even banana skins. Some are so large they require their own table while others can fit in the palm of a hand.

Admission is free, however the donation of non-perishable food or cash for the food bank will help those less fortunate.

“We hope our neighbors will continue to expand this tradition and benefit the Foothills Food Bank, which serves an ever increasing population in need,” stated Pam DiPietro, executive director of Foothills Food Bank, in the release. “Please help us by loaning us your nativity set or sets. We welcome any and all nativities that you wish to share with our community.”

For more information or to display a nativity, contact: Karen Pritchard at

Foothills Food Bank and Resource Center is located at 6038 E. Hidden Valley Drive in Cave Creek. For more information visit

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