Oregano's Carbs for a Cause

Oregano's Carbs for a Cause
For every pasta dish ordered from June 6th-June 10th, Oregano’s will donate 3 pasta meals to families in need! (Not in the mood for pasta? You can still contribute by joining the NOODLiST COLONY and purchasing one of the cool t-shirts, or contributing online) Read More

Arizona Charitable Tax Credit Doubles!

Arizona Charitable Tax Credit Doubles!
By doubling the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit, you can now donate up to $800 to St. Mary’s Food Bank and get a dollar for dollar deduction on your tax liability. If you’re a resident of Arizona, you may be eligible to direct your tax dollars to benefit the hungry. You can receive a dollar-for-dollar state tax credit for your donation to St. Mary’s Food Bank, up to $400 individually or $800 if you file jointly.* (Previously $200 or $400) Read More

KSLX School's Out Food Drive- May 11th

KSLX School's Out Food Drive- May 11th
Come join St. Mary’s Food Bank and KSLX for the School’s Out Food Drive on May 11th to help make sure kids do not go hungry or thirsty in the summer. This is an all day event from 5am-7pm at your local Safeway located at 32nd St & Thunderbird. KSLX will be on site  broadcasting live. Read More

Spring 2016 Horn of Plenty Newsletter

Spring 2016 Horn of Plenty Newsletter
Steve and Linda come to St. Mary’s to help their family stretch a meager food budget. But for their son, Jason, St. Mary’s is a place of worth and work. “Most people think he’s about 16, but he’s 27,” Linda says of Jason, who is intellectually disabled. “They say he’s a good worker,” Steve adds. “He’s very personable. He likes to talk. He’s just like his dad. That’s one trait he got. He’s got a heart as big as the… Read More

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

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

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