During Building Safety Week, May 5th - May 9th, the Arizona State Permit Tech Association teamed up with the City of Prescott's Building Department to organize a Food Drive.
Donation boxes were placed at the Police Station, all Fire Stations, both library locations, City Hall as well as offices on Sundog and Virginia Streets.
The goal was to donate all food to the "Prescott Community Cupboard."
"It started off slow and I was concerned," said "Put a Nail In Hunger" coordinator and City employee, Nina Lessard. "But, the contractors started coming in and I was amazed. They pulled up to the back door and started carrying in bags and cases of food. Their generosity was heartwarming."
Lessard added that the City Streets Department provided a truck and two employees to pick-up local donations. "We had so much, we had to make two trips to Prescott Community Cupboard. We ended up gathering and donating 1,420 pounds of food."
Another food drive coordinator, Janice Witt, said she was so impressed with the contractors "that we are planning on making certificates of appreciation for the ones that donated. We just want them to know how much we appreciated everything they did."
According to Kelly Sammeli, also part of the coordinating team, the Building Department hopes to make the food drive an annual event in conjunction with Building Safety Week. "This year we learned what did and didn't work, so next year should be even better."