About Us

The world’s first food bank makes a lasting difference.

 

St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance, the world’s first food bank, is a non-sectarian, nonprofit organization that alleviates hunger by efficiently gathering and distributing food to the hungry. Serving two-thirds of Arizona’s 15 counties, the organization is committed to volunteerism, building community relationships and improving the quality of life for Arizonans in need.

A member of Feeding America, which is a network of more than 200 member food banks, St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance distributed almost 70 million pounds of food in fiscal year 2012-2013 to families and individuals.

We invite you to personally review our annual report and our Internal Revenue Service form 990 tax return. Further information can be obtained through GuideStar, an independent website devoted to detailing the workings of non-profit organizations. Click here to review our information on GuideStar. For a copy of our audited financials for fiscal year 2011-2012, please click here.

Whether you’re here because you need a bit of help, want to make a financial donation, or would like to become involved in the cause as a professional or a volunteer, we welcome you.

Mission Statement: To alleviate hunger through the gathering and distribution of food while encouraging self-sufficiency, collaboration, advocacy and education.

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