3TV Battles Childhood Hunger in Arizona!

The 2nd annual Battle Against Childhood Hunger kicks-off on Tuesday, Sept. 2! For the month of September (which is Hunger Action Month) 3TV is partnering with Bashas’Food CitySafeway and Albertson’s stores to help raise funds to find hunger.

All month long, you can donate at all Bashas’Food CitySafeway and Albertson’s stores across the state. Every penny raised goes directly to non-profit programs that feed hungry children.

St. Mary’s is happy to be one of the five local non-profit organizations that are recipients of funds raised through this program.

Some of your favorite 3TV talent will be onsite at the grocer partners throughout the month, so come on down and see us and support the Battle Against Childhood Hunger.

3TV Talent Appearance Dates & Locations:

  • Sat., Sept. 6, 8-10 a.m.
    Albertson’s at Desert Ridge (21001 N. Tatum Blvd., #76, Phoenix, AZ 85050)
  • Sat., Sept. 13, 8-10 a.m.
    Bashas’ at Chandler Blvd. & Dobson Rd. (1920 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler, AZ 85224)
  • Sat. Sept. 20, 8-10 a.m.
    Food City at 7th Ave. & Southern Ave. (845 W. Southern Ave., Phoenix, 85041)
  • Sat. Sept. 27, 8-10 a.m.
    Safeway at 7th St. & Glendale Ave. (810 E. Glendale Ave., Phoenix, 85020)

End childhood hunger with 3TV, Bashas, Safeway and Food City

3TV is teaming with Food City, Bashas’ and Safeway for the first Childhood Hunger Campaign to help feed Arizona kids this September.

Starting September 4 through 30, customers at Safeway, Food City and Bashas’ will be able to make a monetary donation at the checkout register to help one of five Arizona charities that fight childhood hunger, including St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance.

Help us feed the 1 in 4 children in Arizona who are food insecure.

Game on for the Student Food Drive!

Brought to you by: ~Melody~

Last year students from Phoenix area high schools collected 124,000 pounds of nonperishable food items for the Food Bank during the national Student Food Drive (SFD). 

This year’s SFD promises to be even more successful as the winning school will be awarded the Food Bank’s Van Hengel Cup at a Phoenix RoadRunner’s hockey game and a chance to receive prizes from US Airways when the drive ends in October.  Named in honor of Food Bank founder John van Hengel, the Van Hengel Cup will reside with the winning school until next year’s SFD.

Last night was the kick-off event for the SFD.  Rocky the RoadRunner joined us, along with last year’s winning school, Mountain Ridge High.  Check out the news coverage on 3TV

Channel 3 and Ice Cream — on a Sunday Morning?

Brought to you by: Cynde C.

On July 13 I spent four hours on a Sunday morning at Gelato Matto, 59th Avenue and the 101, talking about the Food Bank, its need, food drives, and trying the most delicious gelato I have ever had.

Elena Gonnella opened up her lovely gelato shop to Channel 3, sharing with them all of her tasty treats, including Gelato Spaghetti, and invited the Food Bank to join in the fun.  For two weeks, Gelato Matto was holding a food drive to benefit St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance and to encourage participants, she was offering an incentive this Sunday to anyone who donated canned food.  Who can turn down gelato when the temperature is over 100 degrees?

Not only did the TV hit get some attention on Sunday, but I got a call from Elena on the following Tuesday, letting me know that people were bringing donations by the trunk-full or the cart-full (there is a Fry’s nearby) and that her food drive boxes were overflowing.

Thank you, Elena and Gelato Matto, for a wonderful morning.  Your support of the Food Bank is tremendous.