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

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 - 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!

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

Join our Volunteer Posse

Join our Volunteer Posse
Interested in becoming a specialized volunteer? St. Mary’s Food Bank is looking for individuals interested in utilizing their special and unique skills to help feed those in need. If you want to become part of our Volunteer Posse, please email jvgonzales@firstfoodbank.org or call 602-242-FOOD for more information. Read More

Shop at Fry's Food Stores and Support St. Mary's Food Bank

Shop at Fry's Food Stores and Support St. Mary's Food Bank
Fry’s customers can sign up online and earn rewards for St. Mary’s Food Bank every time they shop and use their V.I.P. Card Helping out is easy. Follow the instructions below to link your V.I.P Card today! STEP 1: Creating an Online Fry’s Account NOTE: If you already have an online Fry’s account, skip to #2 *Go to http://www.frysfood.com/ *Select ‘Register’. *Under Sign-In information, enter your email and create a password. (Write down your email & password—will need it in step 2) *Select ‘Use Card Number’.… Read More

Employee Giving and Other Ways to Give

Encouraging your employees to join your organization in the fight against hunger will help empower your workforce to take an active role in a cause that is important to your business and brand.  It’s also a great way for your company to deepen your community impact in Arizona. Employee Giving and Engagement Ideas: Workplace Giving Campaign: Allow employees to make convenient, tax-deductible donations to St. Mary’s through payroll deductions.  Drive campaign participation rates by including St. Mary’s as one of your… Read More

Oregano's Donation

Oregano's Donation
Thank you to Oregano’s Pizza Bistro, who donated over 9,300 pounds of pasta to St. Mary’s. Because of their Carbs for a Cause Campaign, Oregano’s donation will provide over 50,000 meals to hungry Arizonans. Thank you to everyone who used their noodle and ate at Oregano’s as part of this campaign. This donation will help to fill the 40,000 emergency food boxes that St. Mary’s will distribute during the month of July. Summer is the most difficult time of year… Read More

Report: Arizona Sees Increase in Summer Meals Participation

Report: Arizona Sees Increase in Summer Meals Participation
Nearly 400,000 still go without summer meals, Redoubled Efforts Needed A national report was just released showing participation by children in the summer meals program in Arizona grew by nearly 30%! This is the third highest ranking increase in the country, and was driven by the Arizona Department of Education and partner organizations like St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance intensifying its outreach efforts. St. Mary’s is offering summer food service for more than 8,000 children at more than 100 locations!… Read More