WE CARE WEDNESDAY – OCT. 11th, 18th and 25th

We Care Wednesdays
Each Donation of 5 Non-perishable Food Items to Operation Santa Claus Benefits St. Mary’s Food Bank Phoenix – For the fifth year, the Arizona State Fair partners with Operation Santa Claus and St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance as an appreciative recipient of their special “We Care Wednesdays” promotion to benefit the hungry of Arizona, while earning free admission to the State Fair. Guests who bring a donation of FIVE non-perishable food items (per person) to the State Fair on any… Read More

How You Can Help this Hunger Action Month

How You Can Help this Hunger Action Month
Hunger hurts people in every corner of the United States, including Arizona. All told, 48 million Americans are experiencing hunger. Worst of all, 15 million of them are children suffering due to circumstances beyond their control. Thankfully, this catastrophic problem has a solution. Through your support of St. Mary’s Food Bank, you’re helping lead the fight to end hunger. This month, you can unite with caring people all across the country to feed hungry Americans. Here are three simple, direct… Read More

Ready For The Next 50 Years

Ready For The Next 50 Years
This fall, St. Mary’s Food Bank celebrates 50 years of improving the quality of life for Arizonans in need. Thanks to support from steadfast friends like you, we’ve been able to feed thousands upon thousands of hungry children, seniors and families. That’s a remarkable achievement, and you should feel proud to have changed so many lives for the better. Here at St. Mary’s Food Bank, we’re inspired by your generosity and courage. Arizonans have always been leaders in the fight… Read More

Live Attempt For World-Record To Promote Oregano’s Charity Event

Oregano’s “Carbs for a Cause”d 1
PHOENIX — While Michelle Lesco, Major League Eating’s #2 ranked female eater, tries to make a pasta meal disappear in world-record time, Oregano’s Pizza Bistro and its guests will make 50,000 pasta meals appear for needy families in the Valley with the Carbs For A Cause charity event during the week of September 18th. Lesco, a Tucson resident who recently finished second in the 2017 Nathans’ Hot Dog Eating contest (eating 32-1/2 hot dogs in 10 minutes), will set her… Read More


Phoenix – Thursday, Sept. 14 is “GO ORANGE DAY,’ where St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance encourages everyone to wear Orange – the color of hunger – and show their support for those in need. More than one in five Arizonans struggle with hunger each day of the year. One in four children isn’t able to enjoy three meals a day. And each September, food banks across the country attempt to raise awareness and encourage activities designed to help those in… Read More

St. Mary’s And Makutu’s Island Join Forces Friday, Sept. 8th

St. Mary's And Makutu's Island Join Forces Friday, Sept. 8th
PHOENIX – Makutu’s Island is supporting Hunger Action Month and St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance’s 50th Anniversary Celebration this September. And they are helping to fight childhood hunger by offering two great ways to earn FREE admission to their family fun center on Friday, September 8. Anyone who brings a donation of five (5) canned food items will receive FREE admission to Makutu’s Island (6919 West Ray Road in Chandler) all day on Friday Sept. 8 from 9 a.m. to… Read More

Free Classic Roast Beef Sandwich With $1 Or More Donation

Free Classic Roast Beef Sandwich with $1 or More Donation
PHOENIX – To support Hunger Action Month and St. Mary’s Food Bank’s Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, all Valley Arby’s locations will offer a free Classic Roast Beef Sandwich to anyone who donates $1 or more to St. Mary’s Food Bank on Tuesday, Sept. 5. Arby’s, the official sponsor of the St. Mary’s Hunger Action calendar, will match all donations made that day up to $50,000. The first truck loaded with food and toiletry items was delivered to food banks in… Read More

September Agency of the Month: Pure Heart Church

September Agency of the Month: Pure Heart Church
This month we would like to spotlight the Pure Heart Church and Food Distribution in Glendale, Arizona. The Food Ministry at Pure Heart Church has been in existent for as long as can be remembered because its membership always had a mentality which supported others. Pure Heart was selected as our Agency of the Month because they are constantly growing and adapting to better serve their community. Recently, Pure Heart changed their distribution hours to include a Thursday evening distribution.… Read More

Deb and Charlie Hoag – Williams Food Pantry

Deb and Charlie Hoag- Williams Food Pantry
We would like to congratulate Deb and Charlie Hoag with the Williams Food Pantry and More as our September Outstanding Volunteers of the Month! It’s not easy beginning your own food pantry but when the Williams community needed a new food pantry, Deb and Charlie volunteered to lead the program. Their enthusiasm has brought brand new life to the food pantry in Williams and has brought new partners throughout the area. Just recently, Williams Food Pantry & More partnered with… Read More