A Season of Success, Thanks to You

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 the entire way. Your generosity provides the fuel that keeps our organization running at
peak performance, all winter long. Thank you for helping us tackle hunger, one struggling Arizonan at a time.

Now that we’ve braved the holiday rush, this is the time when giving to St. Mary’s Food Bank often slows to a trickle. That’s a terrible shame, because our community’s need knows no season. Fresh produce is of particular importance to keep children and families healthy and nourished during the long winter months.

If you’re able, please consider giving another kind gift in support of St. Mary’s Food Bank’s life-sustaining programs today. I know you’ll make it possible for us to provide much-needed food for hungry families throughout Phoenix and our 13-county service area.

Thank you in advance for your kindness.

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

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 families and seniors can turn to St. Mary’s Food Bank for the help they need. Support from dedicated friends like you ensures that despite all life’s other challenges, they can still put nutritious, sustaining food on the table.

You are teaching Joanna the skills she needs to better care for her young son, Angel (cover story). You are helping families like Stephanie and her sons (page 3) get the food they so desperately need. You are helping Ana bring home nutritious food for her two boys (page 3). And you are helping growing kids like Isaac, Jesse and Alynna get the healthy meals they need this summer (page 4).

Please remember your neighbors who are struggling with hunger this summer. If you are able, we would love to have you join us as a volunteer so you can see firsthand all the good you are doing!

Thank you.