When there is a need in the community, Glendale firefighters take it personally.
Hope for Hunger Food Bank
One out of seven Americans rely on food banks to feed themselves and their families. These are our neighbors who have encountered a financial crisis and sometimes forgo food to make ends meet. When we saw families in our city going hungry, we knew we could help.
That’s why, in 2012, we opened the Hope for Hunger Food Bank. In our first year alone, we served 545,000 tons of food to 17,000 families, and we’ve continued to help feed over 5,000 families every month since then. We are proud to do this important work for our community and we urge you to help us continue to make an impact by donating time, food, supplies, or money.
Lester Hillis Line of Duty Death Memorial Phoenix Fire Annual Chili Cook-off
City of Glendale Public Safety Memorial Fireman’s Ball-Phoenix Fire
AZ Public Safety Memorials American Cancer Society Relay for Life
Fire Departments Award Ceremony
Each year since 2001, Glendale firefighters have collected at least $40,000 in merchandise during their annual “Toy and Clothing Drive” and over 9,000 pounds of food and gift items for children and families in need during the holidays. That’s more than a half million dollars in donated goods in the past decade.
When the economy turned and budgets were trimmed, Glendale firefighters volunteered their time to ensure support for the Fire Pal program, which teaches elementary school children the importance of fire and life safety. Glendale firefighters also took the opportunity to read to over 1,000 students during Read Across America Week. In addition, we participated in three residential smoke alarm installation events, with hundreds of grant-funded smoke alarms installed at no cost to residents and educated neighborhoods on the importance of home fire safety.
Through our involvement in these charitable causes, we believe we’re leaving a legacy of service and pride for future generations of firefighters.