Six trailers were destroyed during a fire outside of an Arizona church and food bank on Monday afternoon. 

The incident happened on March 28th near Maricopa, west of Papago Road and State Route 347.

According to Fox 10 Phoenix, members of the Mountain View Community Church had just finished distributing food as part of their food bank efforts for the day when the fire broke out, destroying crates and pallets of canned food and other pantry items.

 “Canned food pallets and crates of food,” said Maricopa Fire Deputy Chief Christopher Bolinger. “[The food] goes to the public to help during this time of need.”

The church building itself was not affected by the fire, but the six trailers are a total loss. 

“The pantry will survive. It means a lot to the community around us. We serve about 1,000 families a week. I think the community will wrap around us,” said church member Mike Connelly.

Officials are still investigating the cause of the fire.

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