Continuing a Halloween Tradition

Say hello to Josh Schauer, who just showed up at St. Mary’s with his mom, more than 250 pounds of food for hungry children and a great story:

Last year his friend Stephanie asked him to help her collect food instead of candy on Halloween, asking for canned items when they went trick or treating.

Josh said yes and had a great time. So this year, when Stephanie went off to college, Josh decided his was going to do it again by himself.

Josh passed out fliers in his neighborhood to let people know he was coming by on Halloween “But you still get a few funny looks when you ask for a can of food instead of a candy bar,” he said. But almost everyone along the way had something for Josh and at the end of the night he had collected 262 pounds of food, which the family stuffed into the car and brought to us.

Thank you Josh. Thank you Stephanie, for planting the seed. And thank you to all who give up their time to help others. You should all dress up as superstars — because you are!

Kids Summer Food Campaign

Boys and girls in our community shouldn’t have to spend their summertime hungry. Your generous gift today to the Kids Summer Food Campaign will help ensure hungry children in Arizona receive the nutritious food they need.

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive – May 13th

Don’t forget to leave food donations for your letter carrier to pick up on Saturday, May 13th for the annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive! Throughout the week leading up to the food drive, local letter carriers will be dropping off reminder post cards and special grocery bags to both city and rural residents’ mailboxes. The letter carriers encourage those who can help to fill the bags, or any other grocery bag, with nonperishable food items and leave them by their mailboxes on the morning of Saturday May 13th. Your letter carrier will do the rest, making sure the food gets to the one in five Arizonans – and one in four children – dealing with hunger issues in our state.

May Matching Challenge

Your compassionate gift to St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance today will double in value, thanks to a $50,000 Matching Challenge. That’s right: Your donation today will have TWICE the impact in the fight against hunger! So please, give generously.