St. Mary’s Food Bank Kicks Off 52nd Year of Feeding AZ With Hunger Action Month 2019

“GO ORANGE,” AND TAKE ACTION IN SEPTEMBER WITH OUR 30 WAYS IN 30 DAYS TO HELP THOSE IN NEED AND SUPPORT THE FIGHT AGAINST HUNGER  Phoenix – The World’s First Food Bank celebrates its 52nd year feeding Arizona’s hungry in 2019-20 and will kick things off in September by raising awareness and encouraging the public to make a special effort to help those in need during Hunger Action Month.   One in six Arizonans struggle with hunger each day of… Read More

Walmart, Sam’s Club and St. Mary’s Food Bank Kick-Off 2019 “Fight Hunger. Spark Change” Campaign

Last year’s Campaign Raised More Than $240,000 for St. Mary’s Food Bank One in eight Americans and one in seven Arizonans struggle with hunger. To raise awareness and combat the issue, Walmart, Sam’s Club, Feeding America® and St. Mary’s Food Bank are kicking off its sixth annual nationwide “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” (FHSC) campaign, which will run from April 22 to May 20. Last year, the FHSC Campaign resulted in a donation of 1.67 million meals to St. Mary’s, helping… Read More


Drive Collected More Than Two Million Pounds of Food in Arizona; Benefits St. Mary’s Food Bank, & Many Other Food Banks around the State. The largest single-day food drive in the United States – one which helps St. Mary’s Food Bank and other Arizona Food Banks stocked during the long, hot summer – turns 27 years old in 2019. And it all takes place at your mailbox. On Saturday, May 11th, over 230,000 letter carriers nationwide, including over 5,000 here… Read More

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