St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance would like to thank Outnumber Hunger, rising country stars Edens Edge, General Mills and Safeway Food stores for their donation of 5,000 meals to fight hunger in Arizona on Thursday, September. Arriving on the Outnumber Hunger bus after their morning television performance on ABC 15’s “Sonoran Living,” Dean Berner, Hayley Blaylock and Cherrill Green signed autographs, handed out copies of their debut CD and Outnumber Hunger T-shirts to fans at the Safeway store at 6501 E. Greenway in Scottsdale.
General Mills and several Big Machine Label Group artists are taking part in the “Outnumber Hunger Live” tour that made one of 35 stops in Phoenix on Thursday with Rascal Flatts headlining the concert at Ashley Furniture Pavilion with Edens Edge and the Eli Young Band. Funds to secure more than six million meals will be distributed to local food banks during the tour
Special thanks to Safeway for an additional food donation, KNIX and ABC 15 for their coverage and the gang at Humble Pie in Scottsdale who treated the Food Bank staff to a delicious lunch.
Week One of Hunger Action Month has events going on throughout the valley. There are plenty of ways to get involved!
Sept 1 to Nov 15 – Mattress Firm is hosting their 2nd Annual Food Drive at 36 valley locations from Sept. 1 to Nov. 15. Bring in ten cans of non-perishable food and receive up to $80 worth of extra services and products. That could include deliveries, a bed frame or a mattress protector.
Sept 2 – The 40-story Chase Tower in downtown Phoenix will glow bright orange all month in honor of Hunger Awareness. Orange is the official hunger awareness color so join Chase by wearing orange this month!
Sept 5 – Tonto National Forest Rangers will be wrapping up their Feds Feed Families food drive and will deliver their food on Sept. 5 by fire truck to St. Mary’s Food Bank.
Sept 6 – Country band Eden’s Edge will be presenting a check for 5000 meals at Safeway on Sept. 6 at 11 a.m. Following the presentation, they will be performing with Rascal Flats at Ashley Furniture Pavilion.
Sept 7 – Mayor Greg Stanton will be proclaiming September ‘Hunger Action Month’ in the City of Phoenix.
Sept 1 to 28 – Right Toyota will be hosting a food drive at their Scottsdale location all month. Drop by to donate!
Sept 9 – Sunday, Sept. 9 is Grandparents Day! 1 in 7 seniors in Arizona are food insecure so donate to the food bank in your grandparent’s honor!