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Abalos & Associates, PLLC Collects Food and Funds for St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance

Items Collected by CPA Firm to be Distributed Among 750 Sites

Phoenix, AZ, August 12, 2011 --(PR.com)-- Sandy Abalos, managing partner of Abalos & Associates, PLLC (http://www.abaloscpa.com), has announced that the company is among 18 Valley accounting firms and financial institutions that have taken on the 2011 challenge to collect food and funds through Wednesday, Aug. 31 for St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance, with a specific request for canned, dried or bagged beans due to their high nutrition density. Abalos is collecting cans of food and donation checks at its office, located at 7150 N. 16th St., during regular business hours, or by mail to the same address. For more information on the St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance, visit http://www.firstfoodbank.org.

“According to the St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance, currently, one in four children, one in seven adults and one in 12 seniors in Arizona live in poverty,” said Abalos. “Everyone at Abalos & Associates is happy to collect food and donations for the Food Bank in an effort to fight these staggering statistics.”

- St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance disperses food across Arizona with more than 500 partner agencies at approximately 750 sites, including domestic violence shelters, dining halls, schools, churches, children’s shelters, food pantries, halfway houses and senior centers.

- The Food Bank distributed more than 72 million pounds of food into the community during the 2009-10 fiscal year.

- A pound of food, with the right nutritional balance, equates to one meal, which means that the Food Bank distributes approximately 275,000 meals of donated food daily.

About Abalos & Associates, PLLC:
Abalos & Associates, PLLC is a full-service, award-winning CPA firm in Phoenix that specializes in the needs of privately held businesses. Established in 1981, the firm employs a custom approach to service each individual client. Among the wide range of services it offers are business and technology consulting, accounting, tax planning, succession planning, estate planning, audit services, business cash flow management and litigation support. Abalos & Associates, PLLC is nationally recognized as a leader in public policy, legislation and privately held business issues, and has been consistently recognized among the top accounting firms in the state by Arizona Business Magazine. For more information, contact (602) 943-1984 or visit the website at http://www.abaloscpa.com.

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