At Foothills, you often hear “Rio Vista Center.” For many years, we’ve been in partnership with this Christian organization that responds compassionately to the needs of those less fortunate in Phoenix metro area. The goal that Rio Vista passionately pursues is to build a stronger, more stable community, and we are proud to be able to help them accomplish this.
Most recently you’ve heard of Rio Vista through our month-long Food Drive, an initiative that we run every September. Each year we park a pickup truck on the front patio of the worship center and ask people to “fill up this truck.” And every year you do it. Every year we donate thousands of pounds of food to Rio Vista Center – but what role do our donations actually play? Who is impacted by our partnership?
Every year we donate thousands of pounds of food to Rio Vista Center – but what role do our donations actually play? Who is impacted by our partnership?
Continue reading below and discover more about Rio Vista Center and why we have chosen this organization to be just one beneficiary of our Gospel work at Foothills.
All About Rio Vista Center
You already know about the food drive (described above) that helps feed those less fortunate, and on top of this program Rio Vista offers many others that greatly benefit our city and community. The main population receiving assistance and aide from Rio Vista is obviously the South Phoenix area, but with a benevolent reach to people all over the valley, the need for their work is real. In 2016 alone, Rio Vista feeds and clothes around 50,000 people!
Here is just a sample of the programs that Rio Vista operates:
- Emergency food boxes (TEFAP)
- Farmers market
- Job center
- SNAP services
- New Life Pregnancy Center
- Community garden
As a non-profit Christian organization, Rio Vista responds compassionately to the needs of the Valley’s less fortunate by mobilizing and working with the community. It is through programs like the ones listed above that they are able to accomplish Kingdom-focused work.
Foothills, our donations are making a difference in the Phoenix community. Our partnership with organizations like Rio Vista bring tangible aide people who don’t have any money, feed their families.
Rio Vista is also filled with compassionate, God-loving volunteers. It is through these volunteers that the work gets done. Recently, Rio Vista created a short video highlighting some of their volunteers and why they are involved.
As a church we are blessed to be part of such an amazing organization that is truly making an impact on the community. With your support and prayers, Rio Vista will continue to help those less fortunate in our area become more stable.
Let’s truly make a difference through our food drive and bless those less fortunate. Please drop off your donations at the church. The office is open Monday-Thursday 8:30-4:00 pm and Friday 8:30-noon.