Our Stories

Striving for a Better Future 

After her divorce, Katie left her job as a dog groomer at a large pet store chain and started her own mobile dog grooming business so she could take care of her young sons. Read more…




Community Kitchen Gave James a Second Chance

After his daughter passed away, James started to get into trouble. Despite his desire “to do right” and go to college, James descended on a downward spiral and ended up in prison. When he heard about St. Mary’s Community Kitchen, he realized it was the perfect opportunity to pursue his passion for cooking and change his life for the better.

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Once an emergency food recipient, now a donor

When Stacy was 19 years old, she was a single mom with two children and no college degree. She struggled to find employment and found herself working three to four jobs while going to school. During her time of need, she turned to St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance. Read more…


From client and volunteer to graduate of St. Mary’s

When the economic crash in 2008 forced the close of the investment banking firm he worked at, Lorenzo’s life changed. Despite his work experience and education, he joined the millions of Americans who were unable to find other employment. Read more…


Northern AZ agency works with St. Mary’s to provide hope

In Northern Arizona, we work with 80 partner agencies who distribute the food we deliver to them. Bobby and Judy Keene manage one of these agencies at Mohave Valley United Methodist Church in Fort Mohave. Read more…

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