26,000 pounds of citrus gleaned in January

26,000 pounds of citrus gleaned in January
“If I think about the overwhelming nature of the hunger problem, it’s so much easier not to do anything. And there are a lot of people who say the problem is so big, nothing we can ever do will fix it. Well, if we all took that position nothing would ever get done. And this is why we are here.”   Powerful words from one of our gleaning volunteers! Last month volunteers gleaned 74 citrus trees and filled 15 bins-… Read More

15th Annual Golf Classic

15th Annual Golf Classic
Please join us for the 15th Annual St. Mary’s Food Bank Golf Classic on Wednesday, April 27, 2016. Almost 1 in 3 children in Arizona worries that they will not have dinner tonight. Proceeds from this tournament will support St. Mary’s Food Bank with efforts to end hunger for Arizona’s children and others in our communities. Read More

Free Estate Planning Workshops- Feb 24 & 25

Free Estate Planning Workshops- Feb 24 & 25
Learn how planning can benefit you and those you care about- and ensure that your future desires are fulfilled. To register for a workshop, please call Claudia at (602) 343-3144 or email cicucitro@firstfoodbank.org. Do you have questions about… Wills and Trusts? Charitable Gift Annuities (CGAs)? How much money you will need for retirement? How to maximize Social Security benefits? What to do after someone dies – including those little things that might be forgotten? How to choose a Personal Representative or… Read More

Winter 2016 Horn of Plenty Newsletter

Winter 2016 Horn of Plenty Newsletter
Elijah’s eyesight may be failing, but thanks to you, his faith remains unshaken. Elijah was working at a medical billing and coding job when his eyesight began to fail. He couldn’t keep up with the work and he was fired. “I have trouble with a lot of normal things I used to be able to do just fine,” he says. “I’m legally blind. I have no vision in my left eye. Vision in the right half of my right eye… Read More

Volunteer of the Month- Jan 2016

Congratulations to our Volunteer of the Month, Bruce Murdock. Bruce has been volunteering for 6 years- 5,200 hours total! He began volunteering right when our Knight Transportation Community Services Center first opened. He heard about St. Mary’s on TV and was looking for something to keep him busy, and he wanted to give back. Bruce’s favorite time to volunteer is Thanksgiving week. He likes how eventful it is and the amount of people we are able to help. He recalls that this… Read More

Phoenix's Legal Community collects over 80,000 meals

Phoenix's Legal Community collects over 80,000 meals
During the month of September, the Phoenix legal community helped kick off the holiday season with the 3rd annual Object to Hunger Food Drive. Document Control Group and Ipro join TERIS as sponsors for the annual food and fund drive. This year over 30 firms and businesses competed for the title of “Managing Partner.” Food and funds collected from this year’s drive helped provide over 80,000 meals. Since its inception Object to Hunger has collected over 200,000 meals. Thank you… Read More

Avilla Homes partners with St. Mary’s to Fight Hunger

Avilla Homes partners with St. Mary's to Fight Hunger
St. Mary’s Food Bank distributes 250,000 meals a day to individuals struggling with hunger throughout Arizona.  Accomplishing this task requires support from dedicated volunteers, food drive donors and community partners who provide financial support to help us alleviate the burden of hunger for families.  One of our new community partners, Avilla Homes, partnered with St. Mary’s to host a donation campaign when celebrating the grand opening of their newest property, Avilla Palm Valley in Goodyear.  During the month of November,… Read More

Turkey Distribution 2015

Turkey Distribution 2015
View a summary of this year’s Super Saturday and Turkey Distribution. Thank you to everyone that gave their time, money or food to help feed those in need.   Read More

Help Reduce Food Waste and Feed More People

Help Reduce Food Waste and Feed More People
There are only a few days left for Congress to finish their work for the year, and we have an important opportunity to pass tax legislation that would bring billions of meals to St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance and the Feeding America network. Right now, Congress is working on a tax package that would renew or make permanent several expiring tax provisions.  We need your voice to make sure the food donation tax deduction is included in that final package.… Read More