The Gala to Benefit St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance on July 21, 2012 – There's still time to attend!

A posh evening of delicious gourmet dining, delightful entertainment and de-lovely dancing. You could be swingin’ on a star by supporting St Mary’s Food Bank.

St. Mary’s Food Bank, the world’s first food bank, is a non-sectarian, nonprofit organization that alleviates hunger by efficiently gathering and distributing food to sites that serve the hungry. Serving two-thirds of Arizona’s 15 counties and improving the quality of life for Arizonans in need. To learn more please visit us at www.firstfoodbank.org.

This year The Gala will showcase the artisan crafted culinary cuisine of CK Catering presented as stylish tasting-staions.

CK Catering, a program of St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance, is a new addition to the host of programs and initiatives St. Mary’s has taken to realize its mission of alleviating hunger while encouraging self-sufficiency, advocacy and education.

Strut the red carpet, sip a martini, swing to the big band beat, or table-hop amongst dashing matinee idols and silver screen sirens. We are puttin’ on the ritz for St. Mary’s Food Bank. So join us and earn your own star on The Gala Old Hollywood Walk of Fame. Now That’s Entertainment !

For more information about this event, please visit their website at http://www.heart2serve.org/.

Thanks to our “Pardners” in Fighting Hunger for taking part in Rock N’ Box, Wild West Style!

It’s was another great Tuesday night at the Del E. Webb Distribution Center as more than 100 volunteers took part in Rock N’ Box “Wild West” night. Thousands of potatoes sorted and packed. Thousands of emergency food boxes filled.

We had both kinds of music – Country AND Western – blaring, enjoyed a great BBQ and fixins’ meal from CK Catering and shared a great night of helping the community. Special thanks to our friends from Arizona Fraud Investigators, Coca Cola, Peoria North Rotary Club, Phoenix Philanthropists. University of Phoenix Stadium and Walmart who had groups drop by to help St. Mary’s lasso hunger in the community.

Remember, Rock N’ Box happens every Tuesday night now through Sept. 25. In two weeks, the ever-popular Disco Night returns on Tuesday, June 12. Get our your boogie shoes and help your neighbors in need!

 

CK Catering a Hit at Collins Court Apartments Grand Opening

CK Catering, a program of St. Mary’s Food Bank, is a new addition to the host of programs and initiatives St. Mary’s has taken to realize its mission of alleviating hunger while encouraging self-sufficiency, advocacy and education.

CK Catering was proud to be a part of the grand opening of the new Collins Court apartments on April 18th, sponsored by Central Arizona Shelter Services (CASS), which provides a home and a new start for low income families in our community.

St. Mary’s Community Kitchen Program works to empower homeless, disadvantaged individuals and families to achieve self-sufficiency through job training, personal development and ultimately, employment in the foodservice industry.  The addition of CK Catering is designed to further support Community Kitchen and enable supporters and friends to further support the food bank. CK Catering provides a delicious, artisan crafted meal while furthering the training and experience to our students to help them find employment and transform their lives.

CK Catering set up a continental breakfast display that included pastries, danish, warm cinnamon rolls, seasonal fruit salad and Starbucks coffee service.  Special thanks to CASS for the work they do in our community, and to our students who provided their special event with a beautiful and delicious breakfast.

For more information or to book you next catering event with CK Catering, please contact Catering Manager Danielle Roberts at 602-920-1107.

Introduction of CK Catering, by St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance

CK Catering, a program of St. Mary’s Food Bank, is a new social enterprise developed to support the Food Bank and the Community Kitchen foodservice training program.  CK Catering works with Community Kitchen students to prepare its signature boxed lunches perfect for corporate lunches, in addition to full service catering options for your next special event, and we deliver!  If you are interested in more information, please contact Danielle Roberts, CK Catering Manager at 602-920-1107.