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

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 helps us:

Distribute food to nearly 500 nonprofit partners in 13 Arizona counties. Our efficient distribution methods minimize food waste and maximize the number of hungry people served.

Feed children through our Kids Café, School Pantry, and Backpack programs. We place an emphasis on healthy foods, including produce, to ensure kids receive proper nourishment.

Teach adults to cook through our hands-on Community Kitchen training program. Thanks to you, people with barriers to employment can learn to be successful in the food service industry. On behalf of all of us at St. Mary’s Food Bank, we wish you a wholesome and delicious National Nutrition Month.

Thank you for your faithful support!

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 while helping provide food for people in need. Last year, Phoenix Canstruction helped donate 47,000 pounds of food to St. Mary’s Food Bank. This year they bested their high score and donated 51,000 pounds of food!

The structures that were built are still on display for the public to see at the Phoenix Convention Center until August 12th (appropriately named “Decanstruction Day”).

Holding ourselves to a high standard, we still have a goal to be able to distribute 125 million pounds of food by 2021. With amazing events like Phoenix Canstruction we will consistently strive to make sure that our communities are growing and we are truly fighting hunger. St. Mary’s Food Bank thanks the Phoenix Canstruction teams and the Society for Marketing Professional Services for helping donate 51,000 pounds of food and for putting on an amazing event. We can’t wait to see what you have in store for us next year!

Want to see more of these magnificent structures? Click HERE to check out the Canstruction Facebook page.

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