Pay Your Library Fines with Canned Food Donations

Pay Your Library Fines with Canned Food Donations
National Library Week 2016 is April 10th – April 16th and the Phoenix Public Libraries 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 17 Phoenix Public Library locations from April 9th to April 23rd with canned or non-perishable food items for St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance and the library will wipe out any outstanding… Read More

Urgent Food Request

Urgent Food Request
YES, I want to help feed my hungry neighbors! I agree that no man, woman or child in my community should have to go to bed hungry. I want to help St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance get the food supplies they need so my neighbors can be well fed. I know that every $1 I give multiplies to provide 7 meals. Read More

Snowbird Food Drive

Snowbird Food Drive
Third Annual Snow Bird Food Drive Before you head back to cooler summer climates take a look in your pantry. Those non-perishable food items will go a long way in helping others in your community! As temperatures rise and many temporary residents leave Arizona for cooler climates, local food banks see an increased demand for food.  When the desert heats up, utility bills rise, kids are out of school (meaning no subsidized lunches) and Arizonans who are already struggling have… Read More

BOGO Spring Training Tickets with your Donation to St. Mary's Food Bank

BOGO Spring Training Tickets with your Donation to St. Mary's Food Bank
Hey Spring Training fans, here is a way to help fight hunger and help yourself to a deal on a Los Angeles Dodgers of Chicago White Sox spring training game at Camelback Ranch in March. Just bring THREE non-perishable food items to the St. Mary’s Food Bank lobby (2831 N. 31st Avenue) and you will receive a Buy One/Get One ticket voucher for any weekday game (Mon. thru Thurs.) at Camelback Ranch. The offer is good for BOTH day and… Read More

26,000 pounds of citrus gleaned in January

26,000 pounds of citrus gleaned in January
“If I think about the overwhelming nature of the hunger problem, it’s so much easier not to do anything. And there are a lot of people who say the problem is so big, nothing we can ever do will fix it. Well, if we all took that position nothing would ever get done. And this is why we are here.”   Powerful words from one of our gleaning volunteers! Last month volunteers gleaned 74 citrus trees and filled 15 bins-… Read More

Fight Hunger in Our Community

Fight Hunger in Our Community
YES, you can count on my partnership support in 2016. I agree that no children in my community should go to bed hungry, that families should have three nutritious meals a day and that the elderly should be well nourished. To renew my support, I am making a generous gift of: Read More

15th Annual Golf Classic

15th Annual Golf Classic
Please join us for the 15th Annual St. Mary’s Food Bank Golf Classic on Wednesday, April 27, 2016. Almost 1 in 3 children in Arizona worries that they will not have dinner tonight. Proceeds from this tournament will support St. Mary’s Food Bank with efforts to end hunger for Arizona’s children and others in our communities. Read More

Free Estate Planning Workshops- Feb 24 & 25

Free Estate Planning Workshops- Feb 24 & 25
Learn how planning can benefit you and those you care about- and ensure that your future desires are fulfilled. To register for a workshop, please call Claudia at (602) 343-3144 or email cicucitro@firstfoodbank.org. Do you have questions about… Wills and Trusts? Charitable Gift Annuities (CGAs)? How much money you will need for retirement? How to maximize Social Security benefits? What to do after someone dies – including those little things that might be forgotten? How to choose a Personal Representative or… Read More

Winter 2016 Horn of Plenty Newsletter

Winter 2016 Horn of Plenty Newsletter
Elijah’s eyesight may be failing, but thanks to you, his faith remains unshaken. Elijah was working at a medical billing and coding job when his eyesight began to fail. He couldn’t keep up with the work and he was fired. “I have trouble with a lot of normal things I used to be able to do just fine,” he says. “I’m legally blind. I have no vision in my left eye. Vision in the right half of my right eye… Read More

Volunteer of the Month- Jan 2016

Congratulations to our Volunteer of the Month, Bruce Murdock. Bruce has been volunteering for 6 years- 5,200 hours total! He began volunteering right when our Knight Transportation Community Services Center first opened. He heard about St. Mary’s on TV and was looking for something to keep him busy, and he wanted to give back. Bruce’s favorite time to volunteer is Thanksgiving week. He likes how eventful it is and the amount of people we are able to help. He recalls that this… Read More