VIDEO HERE: ABC 15 Sonoran Living Cook-Off
With the Fry’s 100-Ton Food Drive now down to the final few days, our incredible Valley media partner, ABC 15, featured a cook-off between Fry’s President Jon Flora and “Sonoran Living” co-host Stephanie Sandoval. Using the ingredients commonly found in an emergency food box distributed to those in need each day by St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance and United Food Bank, the contestants whipped up delicious dishes that faced the judging pallets of Beverly Damore (Chief Operating Officer, St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance) and Bob Evans (CEO United Food Bank).
The winner was…the hungry of Arizona, who will receive the benefit of this incredible month-long drive. And how much was raised? Was the 100-Ton goal reached? Stay tuned for the answers later in the week!
ABC15’s Story and Video Here
There is still plenty of time to make your donation to the Fry’s 100-Ton Food Drive, which runs through Feb. 29. Fry’s is getting closer and closer to its ambitious goal of raising 100 tons of food for Arizona food Banks in ONE month!
Here is a great video from ABC 15 Smart Shopper Daphine Munro, who offers some great tips on how to make sure your donation includes the right items and some great ways to save so you can get the most for your dollar.
The Phoenix Coyotes announced today that the team is partnering with Fry’s Food Stores and ABC15 on the “100-Ton Food Drive”. The statewide food drive hopes to raise 100 tons of non-perishable food during the month of February in honor of Arizona’s Centennial. All food donations will go to agencies like the United Food Bank and St. Mary’s Food Bank.
“We are proud to partner with Fry’s Food Stores and ABC15 on the 100-Ton Food Drive,” said Coyotes President and COO Mike Nealy. “We hope our fans will support this great initiative to help those less fortunate in our state.”
Fans interested in donating to the 100-Ton Food Drive can drop off a can of non-perishable food at the collection bins located outside of gate four (4) at Jobing.com Arena at Coyotes games on Tuesday, February 21 (L.A. Kings) and Tuesday, February 28 (Vancouver Canucks). St. Mary’s Food Bank will be staffing the collection bins on both those dates.
“Fry’s invites the community to join us in this ambitious drive,” says Fry’s Food Stores President Jon Flora. “Our customers and Coyotes fans can make a difference by donating nonperishable foods at the upcoming games or cash at any Fry’s cash register. We need to address this issue now because one in four Arizona children are going to bed hungry each night.”
Fans that donate food items at the game will receive a voucher that can be redeemed for $10.00 off any price level ticket for the Coyotes game versus Los Angeles on February 21. There is a limit of one voucher per person and the voucher is only good for the Coyotes game that night.
For more information on Coyotes tickets, please visit PhoenixCoyotes.com or call 480-563-PUCK.
Fry’s Food Stores across Arizona report a great response the first week of the 100-Ton Food Drive, but we need your help over the final two weeks to help reach the goal of collecting 100 TONS (that’s 200,000 pounds) of food for the one in five Arizonans who need help putting food on the table for their families.
On Valentine’s Day, St. Mary’s Food Bank will host the ‘100-Ton Tuesday” activities at the Fry’s Food Store at Dobson and Ray Road all day until 6 p.m. Come by and enter raffles to win a wide-screen TV from ABC 15, and make a donation while you are picking up that gift for your special someone at the Fry’s Valentine’s headquarters tent in the parking lot. What better way to top off a day of giving then to donate 10 pounds of food to Arizona food banks for a one-dollar donation?
ABC 15 will be broadcasting live from 5-7 a.m. on Tuesday morning and from 3 to 6 p.m. in the afternoon. So come on out, take advantage of the great specials at Fry’s and save a can or two – or dollar or two –for those who really need it. If we all pull together, that 100-Ton number will pile up before leap day on Feb. 29.
ABC 15’s “Sonoran Living Live” host Stephanie Sandoval visited St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance’s Knight Services Transportation Client Services Center on Feb. 7. She was here to talk about both the 45th Anniversary of the World’s First Food Bank and the 100-Ton Food Drive Fry’s Food Stores and ABC 15 are sponsoring to fill the shelves of Arizona food banks to help celebrate Arizona’s 100th anniversary.
Sandoval talked with St. Mary’s Chief Operating Officer Beverly Damore about how the hunger problem in Arizona and how important the 100-Ton Food drive is to Food Banks across the state. St. Mary’s Board of Directors member and Fry’s Zone 1 Operations Supervisor Nicki Schillhahn-Amos also talked about how all Fry’s shoppers have a chance to take part with donations of food or fund all during the month of February.
Check out the story on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, during “Sonoran Living Live” on ABC 15 beginning at 9 a.m.
Fry’s Food Stores across Arizona report a great response the first week of the 100-Ton Food Drive, but we need your help over the next three weeks to help reach the goal of collecting 100 TONS (that’s 200,000 pounds) of food for the one in five Arizonans who need help putting food on the table for their families.
Today St. Mary’s Food Bank will host the ‘100-Ton Tuesday” activities at the Fry’s Food Store at 7th Avenue and Camelback all day until 6 p.m. Come by and enter raffles to win a wide-screen TV from ABC 15, spring training tickets to a Colorado Rockies game or one of several Valentine’s Day gift bags donated by Robin, the great Fry’s store manager. You can also pick up a nice cup of Tully’s coffee and a doughnut or cookies for just one dollar, with all the money donated to help the Food Banks.
ABC 15 will be broadcasting live from 3 to 6 p.m. this afternoon. So come on out, take advantage of the great specials at Fry’s and save a can or two – or dollar or two –for those who really need it. If we all pull together, that 100-Ton number will pile up before leap day on Feb. 29.