Food bank, Adopt-a-Family work to help Buffalo Chip employees

The Foothills Food Bank and Resource Center, a 501c(3) organization, has been named to accept check donations on behalf of the Buffalo Chip Employee Fund.

The donations can be deposited directly at Parkway Bank, at Foothills Food Bank or during a fund-raiser planned for 4 p.m. on Dec. 16, at Frontier Town, 6245 E. Cave Creek Road.

All monetary donations will benefit Buffalo Chip Saloon & Steakhouse employees and their families who were impacted severely by the tragic fire that decimated the historic restaurant on Thanksgiving Day, stated a press release.

According to Larry Wendt, owner of the Buffalo Chip, all check donations will directly benefit the restaurant’s families. Parkway Bank is located at 6300 E. Cave Creek Road and Foothills Food Bank is located at 6038 E. Hidden Valley Drive in Cave Creek.

All donations are tax deductible according to tax laws.

Foothills Food Bank also seeks holiday Adopt-a-Family donors for the children and families of the than more than 100 Buffalo Chip employees who suffered upon the restauran’¹s closing following the fire, the release stated.

Executive Director Pam DiPietro says the food bank is working to provide gifts, holiday meals and hope for the families in need. Anyone can participate in the effort. To request a donor sign-up form, e-mail adoptafamily@foothillsfoodbank.com or pick up a form at Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center. Checks for the Adopt-a-Family effort are payable to Foothills Food Bank.

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