A Letter from Our President & Chief Executive Officer, Tom Kertis

Summertime Struggles

Did you know that many of our neighbors actually dread the coming of summer?

Instead of looking forward to relaxing vacations or summertime fun, they are worrying about how they will feed their kids since school-provided meals are over, and if they can afford childcare until school is back in session, or whether there will be any money left over after the exorbitant costs of utility bills to fight the Arizona heat.

The good news is, these struggling families and seniors can turn to St. Mary’s Food Bank for the help they need. Support from dedicated friends like you ensures that despite all life’s other challenges, they can still put nutritious, sustaining food on the table.

You are teaching Joanna the skills she needs to better care for her young son, Angel (cover story). You are helping families like Stephanie and her sons (page 3) get the food they so desperately need. You are helping Ana bring home nutritious food for her two boys (page 3). And you are helping growing kids like Isaac, Jesse and Alynna get the healthy meals they need this summer (page 4).

Please remember your neighbors who are struggling with hunger this summer. If you are able, we would love to have you join us as a volunteer so you can see firsthand all the good you are doing!

Thank you.

Help Make St. Mary’s The Peoples Choice!

The Food Bank is participating in the Channel 8-PBS Be More Awards™ on behalf of our Community Kitchen program.

We are also eligible for the People’s Choice Award, given to the non-profit that gets the most votes in an online poll.

Click http://kaet.convio.net/site/PageNavigator/bemore/peoples_choice_poll

Locate St. Mary’s Food Bank on the list and then cast your vote.136971

Ask your friends, relatives, business associates, etc. to join you and help make St. Mary’s the People’s Choice.

Thanks for your support!