Advocate & Fight Hunger

Stand up and be a voice for hunger relief in Arizona!
Advocate

As a supporter of St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance, you have a vital role to play in educating and collaborating to advocate for our cause, programs, and those we serve. Join our Advocacy Team today to help secure food for those in need, support child nutrition programs, enact tax policy that encourages giving, and protect anti-hunger programs.

To see St. Mary’s Food Bank’s statewide impact, view our Legislative District Profiles.

Take a Stand and Encourage Your Representatives to:

1. Support Child Nutrition Programs

With Child Nutrition Reauthorization, Congress has an opportunity to improve access to quality, nutritious meals for millions of low-income children in child care, school, out-of-school time, on weekends, during summer, and at home.

2. Enact Tax Policy to Encourage Food & Fund Donations

Food banks rely on support from a variety of sources, including giving, government commodities, and donations for all segments of the food industry. Tax policy plays a key role in the fight against hunger and helps reduce food waste.

3. Promote Anti-Hunger, Nutrition & Health Programs

Long-standing bipartisan commitment to protect anti-hunger programs from budget cuts and harmful policy changes must be maintained. Efforts that ensure healthy food access should be preserved and promoted.

Had a great mtg w/ @American_Heart's Arizona govt relations staff to discuss collab around healthy food policy. Awesome collaboration!
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“For 50 years, St. Mary’s Food Bank has been committed to alleviating hunger while encouraging self-sufficiency.  We know that helping low-income adults enter the workforce is key to ending hunger in Arizona so we’re thankful Governor Ducey has proposed policies that will provide a hand up for Arizona families and vulnerable citizens. By restoring Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits and removing barriers to employment like expensive occupational licensing fees, the governor is providing Arizonans in need with economic opportunity. St. Mary’s is committed to collaborating with the governor, legislators and our nonprofit partners to not only feed those in line, but ultimately shorten the line.”

– Tom Kertis, President & CEO,  St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance