St. Mary’s Food Bank distributes 250,000 meals a day to individuals struggling with hunger throughout Arizona. Accomplishing this task requires support from dedicated volunteers, food drive donors and community partners who provide financial support to help us alleviate the burden of hunger for families. One of our new community partners, Avilla Homes, partnered with St. Mary’s to host a donation campaign when celebrating the grand opening of their newest property, Avilla Palm Valley in Goodyear. During the month of November, Avilla Homes reserved $150 for every new lease signed to St. Mary’s Food Bank. Today, representatives from Avilla Homes stopped by our Phoenix warehouse to present a check for the total donations collected – $2,950.00. The contribution will help us provide 20,650 meals to individuals and families who need it most.
Now easier to use than ever, the Arizona Working Poor tax credit was created to encourage donations to organizations like St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance, which distributes enough food into the community to provide 250,000 meals every day throughout the state of Arizona. By making a donation to the Food Bank, taxpayers may qualify for a dollar-for-dollar tax credit (a reduction to their final tax bill, lowering the amount owed) of up to $200 for individuals or $400 for those married filing jointly. In addition to the state tax credit, donors may also be able to take a deduction for federal tax purposes.
View a summary of this year’s Super Saturday and Turkey Distribution. Thank you to everyone that gave their time, money or food to help feed those in need.
At the request of the Arizona Department of Agriculture and in an attempt to help prevent the spread of Asian Citrus Psyllid (ACP) and prevent further harming Arizona’s citrus crop, St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance will NOT accept any drop-off donations of backyard and orchard citrus from the public during the 2015-16 harvesting season.
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There are only a few days left for Congress to finish their work for the year, and we have an important opportunity to pass tax legislation that would bring billions of meals to St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance and the Feeding America network.
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