The Daily Platter is the blog of St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance, located in Phoenix, Arizona.
Please take a few moments as St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance President and CEO Terry Shannon weighs in on the recent shocking proposal from the U.S. House of Representatives to cut food assistance for our nation’s hungry by more than $33 billion. This Op Ed appeared in both the Arizona Republic and USA Today this past weekend:
Proudly serving the citizens of metropolitan Phoenix and Arizona since 1947, the Phoenix Symphony endures as a cultural treasure in its 63rd year. And the state’s only full-time professional orchestra will again conduct a food drive to benefit another Arizona institution – St. Mary’s Food Bank – during its March 26-28 performances of “Star Wars Mania” at Symphony Hall.
U.S. Rep. Harry Mitchell will donate his $8,500 Congressional pay raise to 15 local charities, including St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance.
Donating the ‘gumball money’ – as we’d come to call it – to the food bank made good sense. Certainly, the machine’s become an example that every little bit not only counts… but adds up.”
brought to you by Cynde C., Director of Community Relations, St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance
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