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Local artists, Carole Perry, holding one of the glass tiles she makes for the Foothills Food Bank's donors' wall mural.
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Foothills Food Bank nears goal, needs 300 more donor tiles to complete mural


Tara Alatorre

CAVE CREEK – The Foothills Food Bank’s goal to sell 600 glass tiles by the end of the year for its donor glass tile wall to offset the cost of its growing needs is halfway completed, with nearly 300 donors' tiles adorning the organization’s main southwest wall.

Foothills Food Bank launched the program last year to offset the cost of the addition it constructed, which expanded its warehouse needs as the number of clients they serve grows every year.  There are a total of 1,000 tiles available for purchase, and the 2 X 5 tiles sell for $150 each, which includes a name or company that will be etched into the tile, and will become a part of the organization's one-of-a-kind wall mural.
Local artist, Carole Perry, makes the tiles for the food bank, and the glass tiles are prominently displayed on the food bank’s main southwest wall.  The organization hopes that by the end of 2018 the wall will be filled with at least 600 tiles.
Individuals, small businesses and corporations have all contributed to the Foothills Food Bank tiled mural so far.
“The process of selling the glass tiles has been steady and we are confident that we will reach our goals,” said Pam DiPietro, the executive director for Foothills Food Bank and Resource Center.
Foothills Food Bank has increased its services 10 percent each year as the area continues to grow, and expects the needs of the community to continue. On average it serves 500 families every month in the areas as far north as Black Canyon City, south to Pinnacle Peak, east to Rio Verde, and west to Interstate 17.
For more information about purchasing a glass tile, or how you can help the food bank please visit, or call