We all struggle at times, and none of us are immune to the economic catastrophe our country is experiencing. Some may be impacted less, but many are facing very trying times.

InMaricopa understands struggle as we have been part of the fabric of Maricopa since 2004. 85239.com, which we were called back then, rode the wave of growth and the horrible crash of a recession with you, and our future was just as uncertain. Fortunately, we came out of the recession stronger then when we entered, just like Maricopa.

The city rebounded just in time for this pandemic, and we again turn to the resilience of Maricopa to not only come back, but comeback stronger. No virus can take Maricopa down; only we can do that with failure to act and care for one another.

We are turning the magazine rack (blue box) outside our office into an impromptu food pantry. If you are in need, stop by the Maricopa Business Center at 44400 W. Honeycutt Road, Suite 101. Take what you need, and leave what you don’t. The goal is to give a hand-up to those who need it most. We are all in this together.

We are also partnering with Local Media Foundation to raise financial support through donations. The COVID-19 Local News Fund is exclusive to independent, family-owned, local news organizations such as InMaricopa to increase our ability to bring you critical information on the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on Maricopa. Please visit www.InMaricopa.com/LocalCoverage to learn more.