ASU4FOOD Collects Food & Cash Donations @ ASU-UA Football Game on Nov. 19 as part of 2011 Territorial Cup Food Fight

Every Dollar Collected from Fans Will Provide Seven Meals This Holiday Season; ASU4FOOD Looking to Beat Total Collected By Arizona Students

In a unique partnership with the University of Arizona and Arizona State University, State Farm Insurance is sponsoring the third annual Territorial Cup Series Food Fight. The purpose of the Food Fight for on-campus student organizations at ASU and UA to collect as much food and cash donations as possible – in a friendly “Food Fight” – to help the hungry in their communities.

This year, the annual UA-ASU “Duel in the Desert” is set for Saturday, November 19, at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, AZ with the Territorial Cup and state bragging rights on the line for the Wildcats and Sun Devils.

This year more than ever, local Arizona food banks need more contributions to help meet the increased demand from people needing assistance. State Farm is challenging all fans attending the game – no matter your rooting interest – to bring non-perishable food item and/or cash to donate. There will be numerous food drop locations surrounding Sun Devil and Arizona Stadium. Look for “Collection Point” signs and bins and people wearing State Farm T-Shirts to assist you.

Recipients of the donations in the Valley will be St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance, The Salvation Army and United Food Bank.

“The aim of our partnership is to not only spotlight athletic programs offered by each university, but also to help alleviate hunger in the community and address the educational funding challenges each university is currently experiencing,” said State Farm Vice President-Agency Suzanne Shambrook. “State Farm is proud to be a part of such a storied past of two nationally renowned universities.”

Don't Forget! THIS SATURDAY is SUPER SATURDAY! Bring your Turkeys, food and donations to one of the 16 Locations

2011 Super Saturday Turkey Video

Help Food Bank Reach Goal of 6,000 Donated Turkeys for Holiday Boxes; Enter For a Chance To Win One of 16 $250 US Airways Flight Vouchers

It’s almost Turkey Time – and that means it’s almost “Super Saturday” time as well.

St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance will hold its fifth annual “Super Saturday” Turkey Drive on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For the first time, the drive will expand to 16 locations around the Valley and in Flagstaff in hopes of meeting what is anticipated to be an unprecedented need for the 2011 Holiday season.

The Food Bank is anticipating requests for a record number of holiday food boxes. But hopes remain that each will contain turkey and other assorted holiday dinner items – to allow families around the Valley and state the chance to enjoy the comforting tradition of a holiday meal. Last year, through the generous donations of businesses and private citizens wanting to help, St. Mary’s estimates their pre-Thanksgiving food distribution provided meals for as many as 50,000 people.

In addition to turkeys, all other non-perishable food items as well as monetary donations will be gladly accepted. And at each of the 16 locations, all donors are invited to register for a chance to win a $250 US Airways travel voucher.

Look for the giant inflatable turkey and smiling volunteers ready for your visit at the following “Super Saturday” locations around the Valley and in Flagstaff:

  • St. Mary’s Food Bank Stardust Main Campus (2831 N. 31st Ave. in Phoenix)
  • St. Mary’s Westside Facility (13050 W. Elm Street in Surprise)
  • Albertsons Desert Ridge (21001 N. Tatum Blvd.)
  • Albertsons Glendale (20255 N. 59th Ave.)
  • Albertsons Peoria (8240 W. Deer Valley Road)
  • Albertsons Surprise (16750 W. Bell Road)
  • Albertsons Scottsdale (2785 N. Scottsdale Road)
  • Albertsons Via Linda (11475 E. Via Linda)
  • Albertsons Flagstaff (1416 E. Route 66)
  • Harkins Christown 14 (1620 W. Montebello)
  • Harkins Scottsdale 101 14 (7000 E. Mayo Blvd.)
  • Harkins Arrowhead Fountains 18 (16046 N. Arrowhead Fountains Center)
  • Harkins Gateway Pavilions 18 (10250 W. McDowell Road)
  • Harkins Tempe Marketplace 16 (2000 E. Rio Salado Drive)
  • Harkins Scottsdale Shea 14 (7354 E. Shea Blvd.)
  • Harkins Flagstaff 11 (1959 Woodlands Village Blvd.)

Fill a Boot? Fill a Box? It’s Fill-A Fire Truck For St. Mary’s Food Bank!

Help Rural Metro Fire Department make Saturday SUPER in Litchfield Park.

Date: November 19th, 2011
Time: 12:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Location: Bashas Supermarket at 5115 N. Litchfield Road, Litchfield Park, Arizona

The Rural-Metro Firemen ask that you help fill their truck with donations of non-perishable food items for St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance. Help your local Rural/Metro Fire Department tackle the challenge of easing hunger in the West Valley for those who are less fortunate or having financial hardships during these difficult economic times. Cash donations are also accepted – for each dollar raised, the Food Bank can distribute the equivalent of SEVEN meals into the community.

Requested food items include peanut butter, tuna, canned fruit and vegetables, rice, pasta and cereal. Please help your firefighters fight hunger on Nov. 19. We’ll see you there!