Accountants Host “Hill of Beans”

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Abalos & Associates, P.C., a full service CPA firm serving small and mid-sized businesses in Phoenix, Arizona, is bean counting, literally. The firm is hosting the eight annual “Hill of Beans” Food Drive with St. Mary's Food Bank through August 22, 2005.

“The summer months are a difficult time for St. Mary's Food Bank because with more children out of school and food donation in short supply, their supply of nonperishable food is depleted more quickly,” says Cheryl Folkerth, manager at Abalos & Associates, P.C. “We feel the ‘Hill of Beans' Food Drive is a fun and unique way to help St. Mary's provide food to the less fortunate in the area.”

For the past five summers, Abalos & Associates have assisted St. Mary's Food Bank in soliciting more than 20,000 pounds of bean donations during the annual charity event. When Folkerth learned that the local food bank suffered significantly during the summer when demand was higher because kids were home from school and fewer contributions were come in than during the winter months, she decided to get involved. Turning the “bean counter” moniker to her advantage, she soon had her firm counting cans and bags of beans for charity!

St. Mary's Food Bank is a private non-profit non-sectarian food bank founded in 1967. St. Mary's Food Bank distributes 25 million pounds of food annually.

AccountingWEB readers in the Phoenix area can drop off donations of bagged or canned beans at Abalos & Associates' office at 7150 North 16 th Street in Phoenix.

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