11th Annual Super Saturday Turkey Drive

Phoenix – The 100-degree temperatures are finally in Arizona’s rear-view mirror. This means it’s almost Turkey Time – and St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance’s Super Saturday is just around the corner!

 St. Mary’s will hold its 11th annual Super Saturday Turkey Drive, presented by Mobile Mini, on Saturday, Nov. 18 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Food Bank locations in Phoenix and Surprise as well as 28 Albertsons and Safeway locations around the Valley striving to meet the anticipated need for the 2017 holiday season.

The Food Bank distributed more than 12,000 Holiday Food Boxes in the three days leading up to Thanksgiving in 2016. Each year, hopes are that each will contain a turkey and other assorted holiday dinner items giving Arizona families the chance to enjoy the comforting tradition of a holiday meal.

In addition to helping reach the goal of 7,000 donated turkeys, St. Mary’s Food Bank staff and scores of volunteers will gladly accept any monetary or food donations (both perishable and non-perishable) on Super Saturday. All donors are invited to register for a chance to win a $500 Gift Card for Travel donated by American Airlines.

“As the CEO of one of Arizona’s largest publicly traded companies, I am proud to serve on the board of St. Mary’s Food Bank and roll up my sleeves on Super Saturday alongside hundreds of volunteers,” Mobile Mini President and CEO Erik Olsson said. “I will be joined by Mobile Mini employees and their families in helping combat hunger this holiday season.”

Look for the giant inflatable turkey and smiling St. Mary’s volunteers ready for your visit at the following 30 Super Saturday locations around the Valley:

St. Mary’s Food Bank Locations:

2831 N 31st Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85009
13050 W Elm St, Surprise AZ 85378

Albertson’s Locations:

5040 W Cactus Rd, Glendale AZ 85304
8035 N 19th Ave, Phoenix AZ 85021
2785 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale AZ 85257
6965 N Hayden Rd, Scottsdale AZ 85250
10665 N Tatum Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85028
8950 W Bell Rd, Peoria AZ 85382
18411 N Cave Creek Rd, Phoenix AZ 85032
8240 W Deer Valley Rd, Peoria, AZ 85382
3130 W Carefree Hwy, Phoenix AZ 85086
21001 N Tatum Blvd, Phoenix AZ 85050

Safeway Locations:

520 W Osborn Rd, Phoenix AZ 85013
10926 W Bell Rd, Sun City AZ 85373
340 E McDowell Rd, Phoenix AZ 85003
4747 E Elliot Rd, Phoenix AZ 85044
5860 W Thunderbird Rd, Glendale AZ 85306
1500 E Cedar Ave, Flagstaff AZ 86001
6501 E Greenway Pkwy, Scottsdale AZ 85254
10773 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale AZ 85254
13733 Fountain Hills Blvd, Fountain Hills AZ 85268
23565 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale AZ 85255
20901 N Pima Rd, Scottsdale AZ 85255
4005 E Chandler Blvd, Phoenix AZ 85044
13440 N 7th St, Phoenix AZ 85022
3132 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix AZ 85016
13503 Camino del Sol, Sun City West AZ 85375
4750 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix AZ 85018
550 E Bell Rd, Phoenix AZ 85022
5035 W Baseline Rd, Laveen AZ 85339

Goettl Donated 400 Turkeys to Super Saturday Turkey Drive Efforts


St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance would like to thank Goettl Air Conditioning for its generous donation of 400 turkeys to St. Mary’s Annual Super Saturday Turkey drive. It was quite a site at Tempe Marketplace when a caravan of Goettl trucks rolled up to our Harkins theatre drop-off location and an army of Goettl employees were on hand to unload the birds into the St. Mary’s bins.

The Food Bank distributed more than 16,000 turkeys to Arizona’s hungry in the week leading up to Thanksgiving, 7,000 of them during our huge one-day distribution at the Arizona State Fair. It was only due to the generosity of Arizona – and companies like Goettl, that we were able to feed more than 100,000 people through the holiday food boxes.

Thank you Goettl!

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.)