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

Linda Hobson: Volunteer Of The Month

Linda Hobson: Volunteer Of The Month
Saint Mary’s Food Bank Alliance is proud to announce Ms. Linda Hobson as the Volunteer of the Month for December 2017! Linda volunteers with Mayer Area Meals on Wheels Program and has volunteered with this organization since February, 2017. Linda is responsible for creating the Gift Shop associated with this Partner Agency when she first arrived to volunteer. She sorts through all of the donations received and selects those donations that are sold in the Gift Shop, and sends the remaining… Read More

Cardinals 2017 Food and Funds Drive

Cardinals 2017 Food and Funds Drive
St. Mary’s Food Bank is in Need of Canned Fruits & Vegetables, Peanut Butter and Canned Meats for the Christmas Holiday. Please Donate Food or Cash at the Stadium before the Game. WHAT: The Arizona Cardinals Football Club will hold its annual “Food and Funds Drive” for St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance. Fans are asked to bring non-perishable food items – especially peanut butter, canned meats and canned fruits and vegetables – to the game and drop it off with… Read More

Anita Matthews: Volunteer of the Month

Anita Mattews: Volunteer of the Month
We would like to recognize Anita Matthews with Parker Food Bank as our November Outstanding Volunteer of the Month! Anita has been volunteering at Parker Food Bank for over 5 years and was nominated by food bank staff member Maria Sanchez to highlight her great work. In her role as greeter and client intake volunteer, Maria describes Anita as a dedicated volunteer that can be characterized by 3 H’s- humble, happy, and honest. Anita began volunteering at the food bank… Read More

11th Annual Super Saturday Turkey Drive

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Phoenix – 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 11th annual Super Saturday Turkey Drive, presented by Mobile Mini, on Saturday, Nov. 18 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Food Bank locations in Phoenix and Surprise as well as 28 Albertsons and Safeway locations around the Valley striving to meet the anticipated need… Read More

SUBWAY® GOES GLOBAL TO COMBAT HUNGER ON WORLD SANDWICH DAY FRIDAY, NOV. 3, 2017

SUBWAY® GOES GLOBAL TO COMBAT HUNGER  ON WORLD SANDWICH DAY FRIDAY, NOV. 3, 2017 2
Phoenix, AZ (Oct. 20, 2017) – Subway® is taking National Sandwich Day global with World Sandwich Day. On Friday, Nov. 3, more than 40,000 Subway® restaurants in more than 60 countries will invite customers to join its “Live Feed” by enjoying a special offer that will help fight hunger around the world. In the U.S., when customers visit Subway® and buy a sandwich and a 30 oz. drink, they will get a free sandwich, plus Subway® will donate a meal*… Read More

The Joy You Bring

The Joy You Bring
A Letter from Our President & Chief Executive Officer – Tom Kertis You put nutritious food on the tables of hungry neighbors when you support St. Mary’s Food Bank this holiday season. What you may not be aware of is the joy you bring to the people you help, especially this time of year. With holiday celebrations and food seemingly everywhere, many families often feel left out of the festivities — like they’re on the outside looking in. That’s where… Read More