Culver’s Snowbird Food Drive

Culver's Snowbird Food Drive
Attention snowbirds! Clean out your cupboards and help feed the hungry before heading back home and earn a tasty treat from Culver’s! Now through April 12th, donate five non-perishable food items at any of 10 Culver’s locations and be rewarded with a free one-scoop dessert item. Feed the hungry and satisfy your sweet tooth at the same time! The following Culver’s locations are participating in the St. Mary’s Snowbird Food Drive. Gather up your cans and enjoy the rewards of… Read More

Dolly Sanchez Memorial Easter Egg Hunt Celebrates 42 Years On Saturday, March 31

A West Valley tradition will celebrate 42 years of unforgettable memories when the Dolly Sanchez Memorial Easter Egg Hunts are held on Saturday, March 31 from 8 a.m. to noon at Peoria Sports Complex. Admission and parking are free with a canned food donation to benefit the St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance. Some activities require a nominal fee. Food and beverages will also be available for purchase. Held annually  on the Saturday before Easter, this event not only offers Easter… Read More

Help Fight Hunger With The Phoenix Suns.

Help Fight Hunger With The Phoenix Suns.
The Suns will host a Food Drive for St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance on Friday, April 6, 2018. Fans are asked to bring non-perishable food items, especially peanut butter, to the game and drop it off with volunteers stationed outside all entrance gates at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Beginning at 3 p.m., fans that donate three or more jars of peanut butter will receive two (2) tickets to the Phoenix Suns vs. New Orleans Pelicans game that evening (while supplies last). April… Read More

Scouting for Food Annual Food Drive to Benefit Food Banks!

Scouting for Food Annual Food Drive to Benefit Food Banks! 5
PHOENIX, January 30, 2018 – Boy Scouts of America Grand Canyon Council will be collecting food to support Arizona food banks in serving those in need throughout the state.  This past weekend scouts distributed door hangers to let their neighbors know about the drive. Saturday, February 3, 2018, Scouts revisit the houses to pick up bags full of food that will be delivered to their local food bank. “The holiday season is behind us, but the need for food is… Read More

Thunderbirds Charities Donates $300,000 To Bolster Kids Cafe Program

Thunderbirds Charities Donates $300,000 To Bolster Kids Cafe Program
Phoenix, AZ – Thunderbirds Charities, a major player in the growth and expansion of St. Mary’s Kids Cafe Program, has donated $300,000 to allow the food bank to purchase two new refrigerated trucks and to purchase food to help reach more of Arizona’s hungry children than ever before through a new program. Kids Cafe serves more than 8,000 after-school meals at more than 140 locations to kids at risk of hunger who may not be receiving balanced, nutritional meals at… Read More

Frank Might Not Have Survived Without You

Frank Might Not Have Survived Without You
“My name is Frank. I remember thinking the eight years I spent in the Marine Corps were tough. They didn’t hold a candle to what came next. After my service, I made bad decisions and found myself in a tough scene. Then I met a kind woman and things went well for a while. She left when I chose bad habits over her love. That felt like rock bottom, so I reached out for help with my addictions. I’m clean… Read More

How You Became Cindy’s Lifeline

How You Became Cindy’s Lifeline
Cindy is more than a statistic. She’s a loving daughter who does everything in her power to care for an elderly mother. Still, Cindy is among the one in seven Arizona seniors who struggle to find food for their next meal. A lifelong Arizona resident, Cindy remembers the “good old days,” when she made a comfortable living as an artist. “I worked with sterling silver and stones,” she said, showing off a necklace that shone as bright as the day… Read More

A Season of Success, Thanks to You

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When St. Mary’s Food Bank provides food for a hungry child, that’s a success. When we distribute groceries to one of our partner pantries, dining halls or homeless shelters, I count it a win. When a struggling parent learns to cook through our Community Kitchen program, a milestone is reached. These tiny achievements add up fast during a hectic holiday season. From our 11th annual Super Saturday Turkey Drive to Christmas Day and beyond, you’ve been there by our side… Read More

Help St. Mary’s Food Bank “Go Further with Food”

Help St. Mary’s Food Bank “Go Further with Food” 1
March is National Nutrition Month, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has proclaimed this year’s theme: “Go Further with Food.” In that spirit, St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance invites you to support healthy eating habits for Arizona’s families and children in need. You’re also encouraged to help cut down on food waste. Here’s the great news! It couldn’t be easier to participate in National Nutrition Month. Simply continue supporting St. Mary’s Food Bank’s crucial hunger-fighting programs. Your ongoing support… Read More

Agency Spotlight: Lutheran Church of the Master

Agency Spotlight: Lutheran Church of the Master
This month we’d like to highlight the work of Lutheran Church of the Master in Phoenix, Arizona who began partnering with St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance in April 2013. The food program at Lutheran Church of the Master is run entirely by volunteers who distribute food on the 3rd Friday of every month.  They have a sign up sheet at our church each month for members to sign up to volunteer and also partner with Life In Christ Lutheran Church,… Read More