Thanks to our “Pardners” in Fighting Hunger for taking part in Rock N’ Box, Wild West Style!

It’s was another great Tuesday night at the Del E. Webb Distribution Center as more than 100 volunteers took part in Rock N’ Box “Wild West” night. Thousands of potatoes sorted and packed. Thousands of emergency food boxes filled.

We had both kinds of music – Country AND Western – blaring, enjoyed a great BBQ and fixins’ meal from CK Catering and shared a great night of helping the community. Special thanks to our friends from Arizona Fraud Investigators, Coca Cola, Peoria North Rotary Club, Phoenix Philanthropists. University of Phoenix Stadium and Walmart who had groups drop by to help St. Mary’s lasso hunger in the community.

Remember, Rock N’ Box happens every Tuesday night now through Sept. 25. In two weeks, the ever-popular Disco Night returns on Tuesday, June 12. Get our your boogie shoes and help your neighbors in need!


2011 ROCK ‘N BOX Season Starts Tuesday Night…Cooler Temps, Hot Music, Good Food…and Helping Others!

Yes, summer means the return of those 100-degree-plus temperatures. But there is also some good news:  Summer also means that Rock N’ Box — St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance’s volunteer packing parties – are back!

There is no better way for individuals, families and company groups to help their community and enjoy a great night of fun at the same time. Food and drinks will be provided before the event – along with a brief chat about how this event will help Arizona’s hungry. Then the music starts, the groove kicks in and as many as 150 volunteers begin sorting donated food and packing emergency boxes – a three-day supply of food designed to meet the immediate needs of a family or individual during a time of crisis.

Our first Rock ‘N Box event is THIS TUESDAY, May 10 beginning at 5 p.m. The temps are still cool (77 tomorrow!), but the Streets of New York pizza will be hot and the music will be thumping. All we need … is you! We still have about 20 spots left. Come find out how much fun helping the hungry can be.

You never know who will stop by at a Rock N’ Box – local celebrities, sports figures and team mascots, everyone from beauty queens to politicians to reality show stars have been spotted in the past.

Rock ’N Box will be held every other Tuesday Night in May (10th and the 24th), June (14th and 28th) July (12th and 26th), August (9th and 23rd) and September (13th and 27th) at St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance’s Del E. Webb Distribution Center (2831 N. 31st Avenue in Phoenix). The warehouse is open at 5 p.m. for food and the fun begins at 6 p.m.  Packing sessions usually last about two hours.

Registrations are now being taken for all eight Rock N’ Box events. Get your requests in early, because volunteers are capped at 150 for each event. Those interested in volunteering and rocking out can call the Volunteer Services Department at (602) 343-3128.