St. Mary’s Food Bank In Need Of Fruits And Vegetables

AFTER COLD WEATHER LEADS TO SHORTENED GROWING SEASON IN SOUTHERN ARIZONA — ST. MARY’S IS CALLING FOR DONATIONS The cold Arizona winter has led to a shorter and less abundant growing season in Southern Arizona, severely impacting donations made to St. Mary’s Food Bank in February and now March  of 2019. In some cases the donations are down by as much as 50 percent. That equates to nearly TWO MILLION pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables. St. Mary’s relies on… Read More

2018 Citizen of the Year – Hector Carillo

Presented in recognition for his selfless acts on October 2, 2018 when he saved the life of a trapped and badly injured driver in a vehicle accident. Mr. Carillo’s action during this tragic event demonstrates character and integrity. On that October morning, Mr. Carillo demonstrated a truly fearless act. A vehicle attempted to maneuver an illegal pass of another vehicle in a no-passing zone. The vehicle collided head-on with Mr. Carillo’s tractor-trailer resulting in heavy damage to the passenger vehicle… Read More

St. Mary’s Food Bank Will Hold Special Mobile Pantry For TSA Workers Affected By Shutdown January 14th

PHOENIX – As the government shutdown enters its third week, federal workers and their families subject to furloughs and working without pay have started to feel the effects at home. St. Mary’s Food Bank has seen a sharp uptick in the number of families reaching out for help and is stepping up its response by bringing food directly to the affected communities. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees are currently working their normal shifts without pay. To help the TSA families… Read More

Information For Families Affected By The Partial Government Shutdown

With the partial Federal Government Shutdown now entering a third week and Arizona families missing paychecks as a result, St. Mary’s Food Bank is here to provide help to those who suddenly find themselves in in need of emergency food. For those who have never been to the food bank and are unsure of the process, it Is a simple one. St. Mary’s has more than 500 agency partner locations in the state and one is likely in your neighborhood.… Read More

Give Back this Giving Tuesday

  On Tuesday, November 27, St. Mary’s Food Bank is celebrating #GivingTuesday, and we hope that you will join us! After a busy weekend of eating and shopping, #GivingTuesday is a global day to encourage people to think about the causes that matter to them … and then give back! By celebrating with St. Mary’s, you can help feed hungry children, families, and seniors in our community this holiday season and throughout the year. Together, we can take a step… Read More

Our Goal Is To Provide More Than 11,000 Turkeys At the Annual Holiday Distribution

With Thanksgiving now just 17 days away, St. Mary’s Food Bank is more than 7,500 turkeys shy of its goal for its 25th annual Holiday Food Distribution that serves more than 11,000 families.   Of particular concern is that total is more than 1,000 turkeys behind the pace of last year, when the food bank was able to meet its goal a few days before the distribution. “Thanksgiving comes very early this year – on the 22nd of November –… Read More

12th Annual Super Saturday Turkey Drive Saturday, Nov. 17th

Help St. Mary’s Reach Goal of Collecting 7,000 Donated Turkeys and Holiday Boxes 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 12th annual Super Saturday Turkey Drive, presented by Mobile Mini, on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Food Bank locations in Phoenix and Surprise as well as 28 Albertsons and… Read More

St. Mary’s Food Bank To Send Truckload To Hurricane Michael Victims

This afternoon, St. Mary’s Food Bank was asked to activate in its role as responder to national disasters and provide a truckload of food to the victims of Hurricane Michael in Florida. Now that the search and rescue efforts have wound down, the emphasis changes to providing food to those who have either been displaced from their homes or remain without power. The food bank will be compiling the requested items during the weekend and a truck will leave for… Read More

From Outreach To Success

At St. Mary’s, we take pride in our numerous programs that help individuals both in the valley and across the state. The Emergency Food Box program, Kids Café and Community Kitchen are just a few that boost and enhance lives every day. Regardless of the program, it does our hearts good to see efforts start as an outreach strategy and end with success. This is one of those times. A staple in the downtown Phoenix community, and a fantastic partner… Read More

Take Action Against Hunger, Feed a Struggling Neighbor

Today, you can help feed a hungry neighbor. Right here in our area we distribute enough food for 250,000 meals every day to people at risk of going hungry. We believe that everyone should have access to food. That is why September Hunger Action Month is so important – 30 days of focusing on ending hunger and increasing awareness that there is still a lot to be done. For example, the steeply rising cost of food, rent and basic necessities… Read More