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The Daily Platter is the blog of St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance, located in Phoenix, Arizona.
Donations of food and funds dwindle during the summer months and so do the number of people who volunteer their time at St. Mary’s. With so many people out of town this time of year, we can use every available hand to help.
APS Grant Supports Backpack Program to Feed Hungry Kids
Thank you APS, for awarding St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance a grant to support our weekend Backpack Program! This grant will provide 2,000 backpacks full of food (or 16,000 meals) for low-income children in the Phoenix-metro area.
We could not ask more of our volunteers, yet these individuals continue to inspire us by giving ever-more generously of their time, effort and talents. Raising awareness of the realities of hunger and poverty, our volunteers are essential to St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance operations, assisting in the sorting, boxing and bagging of food, providing administrative and fundraising support and acting as advocates to bring about positive change.