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

12th Annual CANSTRUCTION® Event Begins with construction on Saturday, July 14, 2018

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The American Institute of Architects Phoenix Metro Chapter will host the 12th Annual CANSTRUCTION® Design Build Competition, July 14-20, 2018 at the Phoenix Convention Center (100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ). All proceeds from the event will benefit St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance. Seven teams of architectural, engineering and construction firms will compete to display their talents while feeding the hungry. In the last ten years, the CANSTRUCTION® event has been able to donate over 440,000 pounds of canned goods… Read More

Arizona Diamondbacks Hold Hunger Awareness Night Friday, June 22 At Chase Field

PHOENIX – Summertime is here. Kids need breakfast to start the day. And you can help. The Arizona Diamondbacks and Arizona Milk Producers are teaming up to help St. Mary’s Food Bank with a special for Hunger Awareness Night on Friday, June 29 at Chase Field, before the Diamondbacks meet the San Francisco Giants at 6:40 p.m. Here’s the deal: Just bring three boxes of cereal or donate $10 – which St. Mary’s will use to distribute enough food for… Read More

Abbott Fund Awards St. Mary’s Food Bank With $20,000 For Backpack Program

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The Abbott Fund was established by Abbott, a global health care company, in 1951, as a philanthropic foundation based in Illinois with the vision to create healthier communities worldwide, investing in ideas that promote science and medical innovation, expand access to health care and strengthen communities around the globe. In partnership with others, the Abbott Fund strives to make a lasting impact on people’s lives and encourage others to take positive action. Since 2006, the Abbott Fund has granted nearly… Read More

St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance Announces Sponsorship Of Our 2018 Summer Food Service Program

St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance Announces Sponsorship Of Our 2018 Summer Food Service Program
Food Served in Partnership with School, Church and Recreation Programs Phoenix – St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance again assumes sponsorship of the 2018 Summer Food Service Program for Children and will provide meals at the following locations.  The purpose of the program is to help ease demand summer food, particularly among children who take part in the free breakfast and lunch programs during the school year. Meals will be made available free to all eligible children in the following OPEN sites… Read More

St. Mary’s Food Bank Receives $17K Grant from APS for Backpack and Emergency Food Box Programs

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With schools closed due to teacher walkouts, St. Mary’s Food Bank staff and volunteers have been working diligently to make sure Arizona children and their families don’t go hungry. But long after the students are back in school, the work of St. Mary’s will continue. Since 1967, this organization has been a reliable source of nutritious food for thousands of Arizonans who are struggling to make ends meet. St. Mary’s is the state’s largest food bank and without it, far… Read More