Food for the Hungry, the international faith-based relief organization that reaches to countries in need, has moved its headquarters from Scottsdale to Phoenix. The move, effective Sept. 5, ends Food for the Hungry’s 25-year presence in Scottsdale.
"We simply outgrew our space in Scottsdale and we were able to get the Phoenix location at a great price," said Tamara Dutch, spokeswoman for Food for the Hungry.
The public is invited to attend the dedication of the new offices at 1224 E. Washington St. 10 a.m. to noon today. Scheduled events include exhibits and cuisine from some of the places Food for the Hungry currently provides assistance.
Food for the Hungry is currently operating in 37 countries, including the Sudan, and most recently Iraq. The organization waited in Jordan until receiving official word that it could enter Iraq after President Bush declared an end to major military action there.
Dutch said the organization had planned to relocate since the late 1990s, but it was divine intervention that prompted the September move.
"Through God’s provision, we found the property that is nearly three times the size for approximately the same cost we had in Scottsdale."
Ben Homan, president of Food for the Hungry, said the move will enable the organization to be more responsive to the needs of the world community.