Pima County To Put Kino Memorial Park To Good Use

Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry memo dated April 29, 2020

RE: Update on Food Distribution Assistance

I have previously communicated regarding personnel and logistical assistance Pima County is providing to support the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona in expanded food distribution during the COVID-19 pandemic. Efforts are scheduled to expand further beginning May 4, 2020 through the use of the Kino Sports Complex as a temporary food distribution location.

The Community Food Bank will begin utilizing the parking lot at the Kino Stadium for drive­thru distribution of food to its clients. The layout and logistics for the operation have been coordinated to route vehicles off of Forgeus Avenue and through parking access lanes to pick-up locations beneath the solar parking canopies as show on the attached diagram. Particular attention has been given to minimize traffic disruption on Ajo Way and Forgeus Avenue, and to Banner South and Abrams Health Center operations.

A final logistics walk-thru is scheduled between Kino staff and the Community Food Bank today. Kino staff will monitor and support operations as things get started and make any necessary adjustments in coordination with the Food Bank. It is anticipated that the operation will serve up to 1,000 cars per day. The Community Food Bank will be circulating a Public Serve Announcement to notify its clients.

Additional temporary assignment of County employees may also occur as needed in support of this operation.