Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Shocking proposal from the U.S. House of Representatives

Please take a few moments as St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance President and CEO Terry Shannon weighs in on the recent shocking proposal from the U.S. House of Representatives to cut food assistance for our nation's hungry by more than $33 billion.
This Op Ed appeared in both the Arizona Republic and USA Today this past weekend.
Full article at:

Move for Hunger Collects More Than 3,000 Pounds at Annual ASU Undie Run

Arizona State University Students are preparing for the annual rite of spring: Final exams. But before they hit the books for the last study session, more than 10,000 Sun Devils took part in the annual Undie Run through ASU’s Tempe campus on Tuesday, April 24.

The students not only stripped down to their skivvies and donated...
the clothes off their backs – more than 4 tons was donated last year – to local charities, students also cleaned out their dorm pantries for the summer and donated their food to Move For Hunger, who turned over more than 3,000 pounds of canned food items to St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance on April 25.
This event has donated more than 6,000 pounds over the last two years, food that goes right into the more than 30,000 emergency food boxes St. Mary’s distributes into the community each month. The Food Bank would like to thank Adam Lowy and all the crew at Move for Hunger and all the ASU students for helping others and having a safe and fun event.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


There’s still time to join the others with the GREEN Food Drive in a critical effort to help meet the challenges of Hunger in Arizona by participating in our first annual GREEN Food Drive, April 15th-30th.

This drive is focused toward organizations involved with solar energy, water conservation, recycling, organic farming, pollution reduction, climatic change issues, as well as other “Green-related” products, services and advocacy. Oh yes, since it is a GREEN Food Drive, we are asking for donations of only green foods or food items in green containers.
So, JOIN US and the others already on board with this effort to help sustain our communities’ nutrition and health.
For further details, please contact Chet Provorse at 602-343-3169 or

Monday, March 5, 2012

Sign-a-Rama Provides Kids Cafe Open Signs on St. Mary’s Trucks

St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance would like to thank Ken Parsons and Sign-a-Rama for the great graphics promoting our Kids Cafe Open on all our St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance trucks. With our fleet logging approximately 1,000 collecting and distributing food each day, it’s a great way to let everyone know that it’s once again time to tee off on hunger!
We still have room for individuals, foursomes and those who would like to donate auction items to the 11th Annual Kids Cafe Open on Friday, Mar. 30 at the fabulous Wigwam gold and blue courses. Call (602) 343-3148 for more information or log on to

Make a Food Donation to Bakery Outlet Food Drive – and Sara Lee will Add a Loaf of Bread

During the month of March, St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance’s good friends at Sara Lee will help make your donations to help feed the hungry of Arizona go even further. With each non-perishable food donation made that their Sara Lee Bakery Outlets, the company will add a loaf of bread to that donation. Bread is ...always a welcome addition to emergency food boxes and St. Mary’s would like to thank Sara Lee, a huge supporter in the fight against hunger, for their continued efforts.
Stop by the Sara Lee Bakery outlet in Phoenix (4015 N. 16th Street) and Glendale (6766 West Glendale Avenue, #145) and drop off a food donation while you enjoy the many fabulous Sara Lee products. And when you do, a loaf of bread will be added to your donation at no cost.
We like Sara Lee at St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance. But then again … nobody doesn’t like Sara Lee.

Get a Wellness Exam For Your Pet For Just $10 – or a With a Donation To St. Mary’s

Get a Wellness Exam For Your Pet For Just $10 – or a With a Donation To St. Mary’s

Allergy season is on the horizon and that means not just you but your pets will be in need of care.
The Animal Hospital of Grayhawk is doing a food drive for St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance for the entire month of March. Anyone customers who donate non-perishable food items for the hungry of Arizona is eligible for a pet wellness Exam for $10, and each pet vaccine will cost only $15. That’s a significant savings and a great chance to provide food for those in need.
The Animal Hospital of Grayhawk is located at 20801 N. Scottsdale Rd. #101 in Scottsdale. For more information on their services, visit

Tuesday, February 28, 2012


As bills are being heard in the state legislature at the present moment, our elected officials need to hear your voice in support of Arizonans struggling with hunger and poverty, and the programs that serve them.
We’ve weighed in on bills that affect food banks and those they serve on our updated AAFB Advocacy Page, which features information on both state and national issues.
Breaking news can always be found on the AAFB Facebook page.
Make your voice be heard by speaking up to your legislators and subscribing to our email advocacy updates by sending an email with "subscribe to AAFB Advocacy Team" in the subject line