‘GO ORANGE’ DAY IS COMING THURSDAY, SEPT. 14!

‘GO ORANGE’ DAY IS COMING THURSDAY, SEPT. 14!
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

50th Anniversary Celebration & Hunger Action Month Presented by Arby’s

50th Anniversary Celebration & Hunger Action Month Presented by Arby's
“Go Orange,” and take action in September with our 30 Ways in 30 Days to help those in need. Support the fight against hunger! Phoenix – The World’s First Food Bank celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2017-18 and St. Mary’s Food Bank will kick off its golden anniversary festivities by joining other food banks across America by raising awareness and encouraging the public to make a special effort to help those in need during Hunger Action Month. One in five… Read More

August 30th Update

August 30th Update 1
St. Mary’s Food Bank’s trailer truckload of emergency food, ready-to-eat snacks and toiletry items will arrive in Texas today. The supplies will be delivered to the Food Bank of Corpus Christi and Food Bank of the Golden Cresent in Victoria, TX for distribution to those affected by Hurricane Harvey. As conditions on the ground worsen and the areas affected by this disaster grow, St. Mary’s is on standby to help as it is determined which food banks in the Feeding… Read More

MONDAY MORNING UPDATE

MONDAY MORNING UPDATE
St. Mary’s Food Bank will be sending a tractor trailer truck loaded with ready-to-eat meals and personal care items to the Food Bank of Corpus Christi and Food Bank of the Golden Cresent in Victoria, TX on Monday in its first action as a first responder to those affected by Hurricane Harvey. St. Mary’s has also been in contact with the Houston Food Bank, which is currently closed, and with food banks in our Feeding America network in other affected… Read More

A Letter from Our President & Chief Executive Officer, Tom Kertis

A Letter from Our President & Chief Executive Officer, Tom Kertis
Summertime Struggles Did you know that many of our neighbors actually dread the coming of summer? Instead of looking forward to relaxing vacations or summertime fun, they are worrying about how they will feed their kids since school-provided meals are over, and if they can afford childcare until school is back in session, or whether there will be any money left over after the exorbitant costs of utility bills to fight the Arizona heat. The good news is, these struggling… Read More