Sunrise Engineering Partners with St. Vincent de Paul to Engineer a Solution for Community Hunger

Phoenix, AZ, January 31, 2016 --( Sunrise Engineering has partnered with St. Vincent de Paul and a team of landscape architects, construction experts and other community stakeholders to provide fresh, nutritious produce to Arizonans in need.

“Over the last 30 years, our engineering firm has grown in tandem with Arizona as a whole, and we’re fully committed to contributing to the health and sustainability of this community where we live and work,” said Vice President Greg Potter, PE. “We look forward to—quite literally—growing resources to help our families in need to get back on their feet.”

When finished, the multi-faceted project will give St. Vincent de Paul’s Urban Farm a complete overhaul that will double the size of its growing space and increase the harvest by 20 times. The Urban Farm currently produces about 12,500 tons of food each year and is expected to yield more than 250,000 tons upon completion of the project in 2016.

Plans for future expansions would increase the food production to more than 1 million tons annually by 2020. Food grown at the Urban Farm is used in St. Vincent de Paul’s charity dining rooms, which serve about 4,000 meals a day.

Sunrise Engineering is providing surveying, topography maps, and drainage plans for the project. Other community partners include Logan Simpson Design, McCarthy Builders, Rainbird, Caretaker, Granite Express and Torrent Resources.

About Sunrise Engineering
Sunrise Engineering, located in Mesa, Arizona, provides civil, natural gas, environmental and electrical engineering, as well as surveying and GIS for public and private clients throughout the western United States. The firm also performs building code inspection, plan review and energy training services. For more information, visit

About the Society of St. Vincent de Paul
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a non-profit organization working to feed, clothe, house and heal Arizonans since 1946. Programs include services for the homeless, medical and dental care for the working poor, five charity dining rooms, and seven Valley thrift stores, a transitional housing shelter and general assistance for individuals in need. For more information, visit
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Geoffrey Child, PE