United Food Bank in Mesa needs your help after the freezer compressor broke Sunday, resulting in the loss of over 21,000 pounds of food.

United Food Bank in Mesa has repaired a damaged freezer that resulted in tons of lost frozen food, thanks to a quick response from donors who heard about last week’s setback.

The agency, which provides food for distribution to families and individuals in need in the East Valley, said in a statement the freezer was repaired and expected to be switched on by Monday afternoon.

The agency reported more than 21,000 pounds of frozen food was lost after the main freezer’s compressor failed on Aug. 8.

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The agency issued a call for assistance from the public and local businesses to help with donations to pay for the repair as well as for food to restock shelves.

The food bank, in its statement released Monday, said it still is seeking donations to restock the freezer shelves.

A GoFundMe campaign has been launched to help reach its goal of nearly $39,000 needed to restock the shelves with frozen foods, including perishable proteins such as beef, chicken and cheese.

Donations also can be made through the agency web site,


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