Creative Fundraising

Creative fundraising ideas for your friends, your company and your kids.

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  • Video Chats featuring St. Mary’s Food Bank – Perfect for Board meetings, Executive meetings, and large team meetings. One of our staff can join your meeting for the first few minutes to give insider information on our current needs and how we are responding to the current COVID-19 pandemic. We can even take a few questions if you have time!
  • Virtual Fund Drives – With the logistics of hosting a food drive becoming more difficult at this time, you have the option of starting a Fund Drive! St. Mary’s will create a personalized donation page for your company and all donations made through the page will be tracked. For companies with multiple departments, you have the option of adding a competitive element to the fund drive by adding in teams!

Friends & Community Groups

  • Poker Tournaments – Host a virtual online poker tournament with friends. We will create a personalized page for participants to submit their “entry fee” donations directly to St. Mary’s Food Bank. We will work directly with the tournament organizer to send updates on entries.
  • Golf Course Frequent Player Cards – Purchase a card at your favorite golf course and ask if it benefits St. Mary’s Food Bank. If not, make the suggestion and send them our way!
  • Food Bank Happy Hour – Bring your own beverage and make a donation to the food bank. Do it over Zoom and invite us to join your happy hour!
  • St. Mary’s Giving Grid – Collect funds from friends and followers to help us provide relief from hunger! Fill up your board and you’ll provide over 350 meals!
    • Visit our Instagram @StMarysFoodBank and find our Giving Grid or simply click here! Copy the image and type your Venmo handle at the top.
    • Share with your friends!
    • As you get pledges, repost the image with their picture or their name in the circle that matches the amount they are giving.
    • Be sure your pledges come through- DM or text them to remind them they are donating to end hunger in Arizona!
    • Donate your total to St. Mary’s Food Bank on our home page.
    • Share your completed card and be sure to tag us so we can thank you!

Friends & Family

  • Kids Helping Families! Have your kids make 5 colorful note cards, spreading cheer that will be included in our family food boxes. Add a small donation to help cover the cost of the food we give out. We will send you a certificate, a sticker and maybe even some St. Mary’s Food Bank merch!
  • St. Mary’s Sandwich Showdown – Don’t forget to tag St. Mary’s on social media and use the hashtag #StMarysSandwichShowdown. See details below:
    • Make your most deliciously unique sandwich
    • Send a donation to St. Mary’s Food Bank
    • Post a picture of your masterpiece to social media and challenge three friends to “out-sandwich” your creation and donate too!