Treat the kids or grandkids, and help out the community.

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During the month of August, you can bring a non-perishable food item to McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, and  you’ll get two rides for the price of one on the train or carousel.

Donations benefit the food bank at Vista del Camino which is in dire need of food and supplies. Food bank inventory can run low in the summer when kids are home from school and other household expenses are higher. In fact, the need for emergency food jumps three-fold this time of year.

The food bank needs these items:

  • Peanut butter
  • Boxed items: prepared meals (MacNCheese, Hamburger Helper) and cereal
  • Canned items: meat (tuna, chicken), prepared meals (chili, ravioli), beans and fruit

The Railroad Park is at 7301 E. Indian Bend Road. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 9 p.m. weekdays, and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekends.

Donations also can be dropped off between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, at Vista del Camino, 7700 E. Roosevelt St. Monetary donations can be made to Concerned Citizens for Community Health (CCCH) and mailed to Vista’s address or made online at www.concernedcitizensscottsdale.org. Donations to CCCH are tax deductible.

For more information, contact Vista del Camino Manager Kathy Breen at 480-312-2793.