St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance would like to thank the ASU4FOOD on-campus group and all the Sun Devil fans who helped to “Make Hunger Disappear” at the annual ASU Homecoming parade and carnival this past Saturday. Thousands of cans of soup were purchased by Sun Devil rooters from the six-foot tall letters that spelled out HUNGER … and it was great to see the word literally disappear as the day went along!
Our thanks to everyone involved in the day, the United Food Bank, Salvation Army and State Farm Insurance, who sponsors the annual Territorial Cup Food Fight between ASU and the University of Arizona. And to cap off the day, the Sun Devils routed Colorado in the annual Homecoming Game to move to 6-2 on the season.
Thousands of cans of soup donated. Thousands of dollars raises. Thousands of people fed. What a great to spend a Saturday. Our thanks to all!
Arizona State and University of Arizona football fans don’t agree on much, but they do have a chance to work together before Saturday’s annual showdown at Sun Devil Stadium and to help those in the state struggling to feed their families.
The first annual “Territorial Cup Series Food Fight,” sponsored by State Farm Insurance, will take place outside the stadium in the hours leading up to kickoff. Demand has doubled for emergency holiday food boxes during the early stages of this holiday season, and St. Mary’s Food Bank is hoping fans from both teams will help with donations of non-perishable food and cash that will go immediately to work in 13 of Arizona’s 15 counties.
Volunteers from ASU4Food and State Farm Insurance will be stationed at numerous food-drop locations surrounding the stadium. The ASU4Food group is also holding a raffle and those who donate are eligible to win a football or Sun Devil Stadium panoramic photo autographed by ASU coach Dennis Erickson.
State Farm Insurance’s Salt River Agency Representatives stepped up to the plate and hit a home run against hunger for St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance during their recently-completed spring promotion.
Donating their personal commissions to help those in need in their community, the agents raised enough to provide more than 17,500 meals through the Food Bank to help out during a critical economic juncture.
State Farm made their official presentation to St. Mary’s Business Development Officer Christina Calio prior to a recent Chicago Cubs-Arizona Diamondbacks game at Chase Field, before those who worked hard on the effort were able to enjoy the game.
Special thanks to Agency Field Executive Kathey Wagner for putting together a big league lineup of employees willing to help. Like a good neighbor … State Farm is there for the Food Bank.