Free Classic Roast Beef Sandwich With $1 Or More Donation

Free Classic Roast Beef Sandwich with $1 or More Donation
PHOENIX – To support Hunger Action Month and St. Mary’s Food Bank’s Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, all Valley Arby’s locations will offer a free Classic Roast Beef Sandwich to anyone who donates $1 or more to St. Mary’s Food Bank on Tuesday, Sept. 5. Arby’s, the official sponsor of the St. Mary’s Hunger Action calendar, will match all donations made that day up to $50,000. The first truck loaded with food and toiletry items was delivered to food banks in… Read More

September Agency of the Month: Pure Heart Church

September Agency of the Month: Pure Heart Church
This month we would like to spotlight the Pure Heart Church and Food Distribution in Glendale, Arizona. The Food Ministry at Pure Heart Church has been in existent for as long as can be remembered because its membership always had a mentality which supported others. Pure Heart was selected as our Agency of the Month because they are constantly growing and adapting to better serve their community. Recently, Pure Heart changed their distribution hours to include a Thursday evening distribution.… Read More

Deb and Charlie Hoag – Williams Food Pantry

Deb and Charlie Hoag- Williams Food Pantry
We would like to congratulate Deb and Charlie Hoag with the Williams Food Pantry and More as our September Outstanding Volunteers of the Month! It’s not easy beginning your own food pantry but when the Williams community needed a new food pantry, Deb and Charlie volunteered to lead the program. Their enthusiasm has brought brand new life to the food pantry in Williams and has brought new partners throughout the area. Just recently, Williams Food Pantry & More partnered with… Read More

50th Anniversary Celebration & Hunger Action Month Presented by Arby’s

50th Anniversary Celebration & Hunger Action Month Presented by Arby's
“Go Orange,” and take action in September with our 30 Ways in 30 Days to help those in need. Support the fight against hunger! Phoenix – The World’s First Food Bank celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2017-18 and St. Mary’s Food Bank will kick off its golden anniversary festivities by joining other food banks across America by raising awareness and encouraging the public to make a special effort to help those in need during Hunger Action Month. One in five… Read More

August 30th Update

August 30th Update 1
St. Mary’s Food Bank’s trailer truckload of emergency food, ready-to-eat snacks and toiletry items will arrive in Texas today. The supplies will be delivered to the Food Bank of Corpus Christi and Food Bank of the Golden Cresent in Victoria, TX for distribution to those affected by Hurricane Harvey. As conditions on the ground worsen and the areas affected by this disaster grow, St. Mary’s is on standby to help as it is determined which food banks in the Feeding… Read More


St. Mary’s Food Bank will be sending a tractor trailer truck loaded with ready-to-eat meals and personal care items to the Food Bank of Corpus Christi and Food Bank of the Golden Crescent in Victoria, TX on Monday in its first action as a first responder to those affected by Hurricane Harvey. St. Mary’s has also been in contact with the Houston Food Bank, which is currently closed, and with food banks in our Feeding America network in other affected… Read More

A Letter from Our President & Chief Executive Officer, Tom Kertis – Your Neighbors

A Letter from Our President & Chief Executive Officer, Tom Kertis
Summertime Struggles Did you know that many of our neighbors actually dread the coming of summer? Instead of looking forward to relaxing vacations or summertime fun, they are worrying about how they will feed their kids since school-provided meals are over, and if they can afford childcare until school is back in session, or whether there will be any money left over after the exorbitant costs of utility bills to fight the Arizona heat. The good news is, these struggling… Read More

50th Anniversary and Hunger Action Month

50th Anniversary and Hunger Action Month 1
Celebrating 50 Years The world’s first food bank is now the first food bank to turn 50 years old. St. Mary’s Food Bank will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2017-18, giving the public may ways to salute the guiding vision of founder John Van Hengel . The fun begins in September with Hunger Action Month presented by Arby’s. It’s 30 ways in 30 days when you can help end hunger in Arizona though actions and donations of food, funds and… Read More

Phoenix Canstruction 2017 Recap

Phoenix Canstruction 2017 Recap
Every year St. Mary’s Food Bank gets a huge donation of food from architects, engineers, contractors, design firms, and design students who all participate in Phoenix Canstruction. Phoenix Canstruction is an amazing event, hosted by the Society for Marketing Professional Services, that invites teams to get creative and make structures entirely out of canned goods! 51,000 lbs. donated! From dump trucks to tractors and Mr. T to Mario, these teams took up to seven hours to create some incredible structures all… Read More

Tom Oliver: Volunteer of Month

We would like to congratulate Tom Oliver at Paulden Christian Fellowship for being our August Volunteer of the Month! Tom has been volunteering at the Paulden Food Pantry since 2013. He started attending Christian Fellowship Church and asked if how he could help the community. Pastor Oliver Thomas asked Tom if he would like to volunteer at the Food Pantry. Tom first started helping with the distribution and cleaning around the food pantry, after a few months of volunteering he… Read More