Small but Mighty East Valley Chamber


Brookdale Apache Junction embraces giving back for ‘Christmas in July’ food drive. 

Each year, businesses and chambers of commerce within the East Valley compete to see who can donate most for United Food Bank’s Christmas in July food drive. Despite being one of the smaller chambers, Apache Junction isn’t allowing their small size get in the way of giving back. Peter Heck, Executive Director at Brookdale Apache Junction, is passionate about feeding those in need. Heck says, “We’re the small dog in the fight, but we’re always fighting.” Despite being a smaller business, the senior living community donated more than 900 lbs. food in 2016. Heck recognizes there is an increased need to feed those in need in the Valley and hopes to bring light to hungry Valley families.

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