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Abalos & Associates to Participate in St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance Food Drive

CPA Firm to Collect Food and Funds to Help “Send Childhood Hunger Packing”

Phoenix, AZ, August 02, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Sandy Abalos, managing partner of Abalos & Associates, PLLC (http://www.abaloscpa.com), has announced that the company will compete in the 14th annual Hill of Beans Food Drive competition, collecting food and funds through Wednesday, Aug. 31 for St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance, noting the specific request for canned, dried or bagged beans due to their high nutrition density. This food drive is a competition in which local accountants and CPAs compete to collect the most beans and food for donation. Every pound of non-perishable food items counts as a “bean,” while every dollar counts as seven pounds. The participant who collects the most beans or food per capita will be proclaimed the “Chief Bean Counter.”

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.

“St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance distributes more food in our community during the summer than at any other time during the year because children are out of school and do not have access to the breakfast and lunch programs available during the school year,” said Abalos. “The entire team at Abalos & Associates is committed to doing whatever we can to help make sure that the children in our community have access to healthy, nutritious food.”

- St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance distributed more than 74 million pounds of food in Fiscal Year 2010-11 to meets the needs of the ever-rising number of Arizona's hungry, which is enough food to provide nearly 275,000 meals in the community per day.

- More than 140,000 “beans” were collected by 17 competing businesses in 2011.

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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