St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance is critically low on canned food items heading into the hot summer months, and Arizona State University is asking Sun Devil football fans to help restock our shelves by bringing three canned food items to this year’s ASU Fan Fest.
St. Mary’s Food Bank volunteers will be stationed outside the south entrance of Sun Devil Stadium on Saturday, April 19 prior to and through the first 30 minutes of the annual spring football game which kicks off at 11 a.m. Admission is free to the event, but fans are asked to please bring three canned food items (per person) to help ASU reach its goal of donating 5,000 pounds of desperately needed food to aid the hungry of Arizona.
St. Mary’s reports the needed non-perishable items include peanut butter, tuna, canned fruits and vegetables, canned meats, soups and stews as well as packaged rice and beans. No glass bottles, please.
“Sun Devil Athletics is proud to partner with the St. Mary’s Food Bank to assist them in helping our community members in need, said Ray Anderson, ASU Vice President for University Athletics and Athletics Director. “’Sun Devils Serve’ is one of the core values of Sun Devil Athletics and this gives all Sun Devils an opportunity to exhibit this by donating non-perishable food items at our Football Fan Fest on April 19.”
All of the food collected from the ASU Fan Fest will stay in the community to reach the more than half a million Arizona’s children (one in every four) who live in poverty and the one in seven Arizona seniors who live on fixed incomes and often make the difficult choice between food and medicine. St. Mary’s distributes more than 40,000 emergency food boxes each month and 70 million pounds annually to nine of Arizona’s 15 counties