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!
If you haven’t tried St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance’s Value Marketplace yet, this is the week to check it out.
How about a 6-8 pound Cook’s Shank or butt portion ham for just $5.00? Or boneless, skinless chicken breasts for just $1.75 a pound? (other specials listed above)
The Value Marketplace is a self-sustaining program open to everyone that is designed to help families trying to stretch their food budgets as far as possible. All the food is purchased by St. Mary’s Food Bank using its buying power to pass the savings on to you. Along with all of our great meat specials, you can find lots of non-perishable items to fill your pantry in addition to fresh produce, breads and other items. Value Marketplace accepts SNAP vouchers in addition to cash and is designed to help both families on assistance as well as those just looking to save on common items.
Value Market place is open weekdays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the lower level of the University of Phoenix Programs Center (3003 W. Thomas), just west of the Albertsons Bistro. Give it a try and see what you think. It might become a regular stop!