Food for Fines

Food for Fines
Pay off library fines with food donations and help St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance during the 2017 “Food for Fines” grace period April 8-23 at all 17 Phoenix public libraries. Phoenix – National Library Week 2017 is April 9th – April 15th and Phoenix Public Library is celebrating by once again helping you get out of debt – at least when it comes to overdue books. Yes, it’s the time of year you’ve been waiting for! Come into any of… Read More

Walmart Grant Enables St. Mary’s to Increase Food Donations

Walmart Grant Enables St. Mary's to Increase Food Donations
Every year we receive millions of pounds of food from our local grocery and retail stores from their dairy, deli, meat, bakery, and produce departments. Grocery rescue plays a major role in our strategy to close the meal gap in Arizona. And thanks to a generous grant from the Walmart Foundation, we have been able to increase these food donations from stores even more this year. Thank you Walmart! Read More

Horn of Plenty Newsletter – Winter 2017

Horn of Plenty Newsletter - Winter 2017
Since her husband died in 2011 — on Father’s Day — Vicki has had a hard time. They had been married for 43 years, and Vicki, now 80, still grieves the loss as if it was yesterday. “We had so much fun together,” she said. “We would ride around, go to Pinnacle Peak. It was good.” “I’m thankful for the food bank,” she said. “I appreciate what they do. It helps me to make ends meet.” Read the rest of… Read More

Thank you Tyson Foods!

  St. Mary’s has been able to provide more healthy protein to families in need over the last several months thanks to a Tyson Foods Protein Innovation grant. This grant has allowed us to develop a partnership with JBS Tolleson who now repackages and donates meat to St. Mary’s Food Bank. An estimated 190,000 pounds of ground beef will now be distributed throughout Arizona to people who need it most! Thank you Tyson & JBS! Read More

Fall 2016 Horn of Plenty

Fall 2016 Horn of Plenty
Nancy had just started her home cleaning business several years ago, when she began cleaning the townhouse of a new client. He was “the tallest Irishman she’d ever seen.” She later learned this man was John van Hengel, the founder of St. Mary’s Food Bank. Read More

Morgan Stanley Grant to Expand Program Delivering Nutritious Meals to AZ Children & Families

St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance recently received a $50,000 grant from the Morgan Stanley Foundation to fund its BackPack Program, which helps to ensure students continue to receive nutritious food during school breaks. The grant is part of the Morgan Stanley Foundation’s recently announced $8 million, four-year pledge to support Feeding America, a nationwide network of 200 food banks, and its children’s hunger and produce programs. Since the firm’s partnership with Feeding America launched in 2009, the Foundation has given over… Read More

Comerica Bank & Iron Mountain Host 3rd Annual “Shred Day Phoenix” on Saturday, November 5

Community shredding event to help consumers, non-profit and business owners securely destroy unlimited amount of sensitive paper documents, free of charge Comerica Bank and storage and information management services company Iron Mountain Incorporated® (NYSE: IRM) are teaming up to host the third annual Shred Day Phoenix, a secure document shredding event, on Saturday, November 5, 2016, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in downtown Phoenix. The free event, which will be held in front of Comerica Theatre at 400 West… Read More

We Care Wednesdays – Free Admission with 4 Can Donation!

WE CARE WEDNESDAYS: October 12th, 19th & 26th FREE admission to the Arizona State Fair until 6pm with charitable donation of four non-perishable food items per person to benefit St. Mary’s Food Bank, through ABC15’s Operation Santa Claus in Partnership with Sanderson Ford and Sanderson Lincoln.   Read More

Castles N Coasters Food Drive a Huge Success!

We’d like to give a sincere thank you to our friends at Castles N Coasters who hosted a food drive for St. Mary’s this past Saturday, September 25th.. Castles N Coasters gave FREE admission to anyone who came and donated 10 cans of food to St. Mary’s. It was a HUGE success! More than 4,000 people donated food We filled 2 ½ short tractor trailers A total of 38,833 pounds of food was collected! That makes this food drive the largest one… Read More

Citrus Gleaning Registration is Now Open

Your excess citrus can become important nutrition for Arizona’s hungry. Register online today to have your citrus trees gleaned for a small fee. Gleaning schedule notifications will be made in late December 2016. Citrus donations can also be dropped off at our warehouse Monday-Friday from 8 am – 3 pm. We are located at 2831 N. 31st Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85009. Read More