Hunger Action Month kicks off at St. Mary’s Food Bank

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 15Mattress 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 5Tonto 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 7Mayor Greg Stanton will be proclaiming September ‘Hunger Action Month’ in the City of Phoenix.

 
Sept 1 to 28Right 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!

Mattress Firm Collects 3,562 lbs during Two-Month Food Drive

St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance would like to thank the great folks at Mattress Firm for raising 3,562 pounds of non-perishable food during the months of September and October.

A good portion of the food collected was exactly what the Food Bank needs to fill emergency food boxes this holiday season, so this drive was very helpful.

Customers who brought at least five non-perishable food donations to all Mattress Firm locations earned free delivery … or if that wasn’t needed, a discount on the mattress itself.

Thank you to everyone at the Mattress Firm for this great opportunity.