Monday, January 31, 2011

What kind of bean doesn't grow in a garden?

A
Humanbeing

370,000+ Emergency Food Boxes












In 2010 St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance distributed more than 370,000 Emergency Food Boxes , the most of any food bank in the United States.
St. Mary's Food Bank Allaince web site: http://www.firstfoodbank.org/

SCOUTING FOR 300,000 POUNDS OF FOOD

Last year, the Boy Scouts of America gave St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance 12,000 pounds of food. This year, they are looking to give more.
The Scouts will be going door-to-door on Saturday, Feb. 5th, picking up donations at residents that have received door hanger reminders... for their annual “Scouting for Food” event. They are looking non-perishable food items that can help out Arizona’s hungry. No glass or open containers, please.
Scouts will be stationed at Bashas stores around the Valley for other residents who would like to participate.
For those in the West Valley who might not received door hangers and won’t have pickups in their neighborhoods, St. Mary’s will have a special drop-off location at the Bashas in Surprise at 15367 West Waddell Road.
Check your doorstep for a hanger and bag, and your pantry for extra food, and help the Boy Scouts reach their goal.

St Mary’s Food Bank Alliance VISION & MISSION

VISION: “A Hunger-free Arizona”









MISSION: “To alleviate hunger through the gathering and distribution of food while encouraging self-sufficiency, collaboration, advocacy and education
St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance web site: www.firstfoodbank.org

Friday, January 28, 2011

WHAT WILL THOSE AMAZING PEOPLE CAN-STRUCT THIS YEAR during Canstruction 2011?
See what happended in 2010: http://firstfoodbank.wordpress.com/2011/01/28/what-will-those-amazing-people-can-struct-this-year/

Thursday, January 27, 2011

25 Tips To Help Your Children Eat Healthy

Maybe it's just time to realize you may  need to make for your family's health.
Use these tips to make healthy eating a healthy habit: http://parentingsquad.com/25-tips-to-help-your-children-eat-healthy
*   1 in 2 children in the world live in poverty

*   3,000,000,000 people live on less than $2.50 per day
*   22,000 children die each day due to poverty
Food bank web site: www.firstfoodbank.org

WHAT WILL THOSE AMAZING PEOPLE CAN-STRUCT THIS YEAR?

Who – or what – will be #1 in 2011?

Canstruction will be rising March 5 at Phoenix's Red Development CityScape. Artists and designers will create sculptures completely out of canned and other non-perishable food.
More than 50,000 cans of food used for the scluptures will then be don...ated to St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance.
Come on down
Check out the 2010 Canstruction Time Lapse Video: http://www.phoenixcanstruction.org./
As Advocates & Educators, we love knowing people appreciate our message shared

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

State Of The Union 2011: Turning Ideas Into Action In Your Community ... !

FEED PEOPLE
Complete Story of how to turn Ideas to Action: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/25/state-of-the-union-2011_n_814015.html#s229997&title=Help_Provide_Health

IF ONLY There Was a Super … DUPER … Citrus Saturday? Orange you glad we’re having one?

Orange you glad we’re having one?

A huge “Thank You!” to everyone who donated their gleaned oranges and grapefruits at our Super Citrus Saturday event on Jan. 22. More than 61,000 pounds of citrus was donated, filling the St. Mary’s trucks at three Valley locations and, filling our... emergency food boxes this week with fresh fruit for those who really need it.
The response was so overwhelming – and we have taken many calls asking “are you going to have another one?” – that St. Mary’s will have its first-ever
“Super Citrus Saturday II” event – or how about if we call it Super DUPER Citrus Saturday?  SATURDAY FEB 26 on your calendar. Now circle it. Now color the circle orange or yellow. Can’t miss it now, right?

Same times: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Same places:
* Central Corridor Location: North Phoenix Baptist Church (Central Avenue and Bethany Home Road)
* Arcadia District Location: Shepherd of the Hills United Church of Christ (56th Street and Lafayette)
* West Valley Location: St. Mary’s Food Bank Surprise (13050 West Elm Street in Surprise)

Same reason: Not only can we fill our food boxes with citrus, but we can share our bountiful harvests with food banks all over the West Coast – just as they share their surplus of apples, potatoes, bananas and other fresh food with St. Mary’s and Arizona’s hungry.
Our volunteers will be waiting, ready to accept your donations. We’ll have huge collection bins set up, so whatever you fill with citrus for the ride over will be returned to you after it is emptied. Our volunteers are overwhelmed by the number of people who want have their trees gleaned and help the food bank – but we know we will have more requests than our volunteers can possibly fill. That’s where Super Citrus Saturday comes in. We’re in your neighborhood, so drop on by and ruin some roof rat’s day.

“SCOUTING FOR FOOD” DRIVE --- FEB. 5th

HELP GRAND CANYON COUNCIL BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA DURING “SCOUTING FOR FOOD” DRIVE ON FEB. 5

Now in its second century of serving others, the Boy Scouts of America have fed millions of hungry people through their annual “Scouting for Food” drive to benefit the hungry in their communities.
This year, the Grand Canyon Council is seeking a new record: Collect 300,000 pounds of food to help the needy families of Arizona.
In early February, thousands of Boy Scouts will canvass local neighborhoods across the state to invite residents to participate in the food drive. The Scouts will deliver door hangers and empty Bashas’ shopping bags. Making it easy for residents to participate. Simply leave your food donation outside your door on Saturday, Feb. 5 and the Scouts will do the rest – picking up the food and delivering it to local food banks.
Last year, St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance received more than 12,000 pounds of food from this event, and the Scouts are looking to increase that total this year.

For those in the West Valley who might not received door hangers and won’t have pickups in their neighborhoods, St. Mary’s will have a special drop-off location at the Bashas in Surprise at 15367 West Waddell Road. Boy Scout troops will also be station at other Bashas’ sites around the Valley on Feb.5 to encourage shoppers to participate in the food drive.
Be on the lookout for those door hangers and bags. And check your pantry for food items or, if possible, do a little extra shopping this week to help make “Scouting for Food” a huge success.
http://www.firstfoodbank.org/

VOLUNTEERS do Big Things

Volunteers vital to Food Bank warehousing, distributions,administrative and and fundraising support.
www.firstfoodbank.org

6,200,000 and more

St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance distributed more than 6.2 million pounds of food into Arizona communities last month
www.firstfoodbank.org

Monday, January 24, 2011

WEST VALLEY VOLUNTEERS GLEAN

And... it will MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

Complete Story: http://www.yourwestvalley.com/suncity/article_5130bd28-27da-11e0-866d-001cc4c03286.html

FRIEND, TWEET, CHAT, BLOG & EMAIL ....... but BE AWARE

BE AWARE that with all email and Internet communications -- Be judicious with all social media networks. 
An example of the issue and one way how to handle it effectively  can be found at the  following link: http://technolog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/01/21/5892766-twitter-worm-leads-users-to-fake-and-malicious-site

*  Hunger 101 provides this as  public servcie information support or detract from the informational only message shared

Arizona's Poverty casts longer shadow

Gas prices hover near $3. Medical costs are on the rise, and child care can be expensive. And there's always an emergency home repair that just wasn't in the budget.
It's hard to climb back to a middle-class lifestyle after a tumble into joblessness and poverty, as many Arizonans are finding.
In September, the U.S. Census Bureau said Arizona had the nation's second-worst poverty rate in 2009, behind Mississippi. The percentage of impoverished Arizonans was said to have increased to 21 percent in 2009 from 18 percent in 2008.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

“SUPER CITRUS SATURDAY” GATHERS MORE THAN 61,000 POUNDS

 ST. MARY’S FOOD BANK’S COLLECTS MORE THAN 61,000 POUNDS OF ORANGES AND GRAPEFRUITS TO TRIPLE LAST YEAR’S RESULTS
Our “Super Citrus Saturday” was a huge success yesterday. Thanks to everyone who gleaned and donated their produce for the hungry of Arizona.
 
Much of this fruit goes into emergency food boxes, while some is shared with Food Banks in 8 western states which in turn share their excess amounts of apples from Washington, bananas from California, potatoes from Idaho – with St. Mary’s for a balanced variety of all produce to be shared with those who need it.
Food Bank Web site: www.firstfoodbank.org

Friday, January 21, 2011

Community Kithcen? What's it all about?

The Community Kitchen is a 16 week foodservice training program provided by St. Mary's Food Alliance.
The purpose of the Community Kitchen is to provide training and job placement in the food service industry to low income adults, while preparing meals to feed the hungry.

The Community Kitchen helps these individuals who often struggle with unemployment and poverty, gain the skills necessary for a job that offers a liveable wage, benefits, and opportunities for advancement. Students learn foodservice skills through hands-on cooking and culinary classroom studies.
More CK Info: http://www.firstfoodbank.org/communitykitchen.html

REMEMBER --- IT's TOMORROW


 "Super Citrus Saturday" on Saturday, Jan. 22.
The program is expanding to three drop-off locations from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for residents in the North Central Phoenix, Arcadia and Westside areas to give homeowners a designated drop-off spot to make their tax-deductible produce donation to the Food Bank.
 
The three Super Citrus Saturday locations are:
*   North Phoenix Baptist Church (Central Avenue and Bethany Home Road)
*   Shepherd of the Hills United Church of Christ (56th Street and Lafayette)
*    St. Mary's Food Bank, Surprise (13050 W. Elm Street in Surprise)
 

Thursday, January 20, 2011

SHARP RISE in World Food Prices Expected

World food prices continued to rise sharply in December, bringing them close to the crisis levels that provoked shortages and riots in poor countries three years ago, according to newly released United Nations data.
Prices are expected to remain high this year, prompting concern that the world may be approaching another crisis, although economists cautioned that many factors, like adequate stockpiles of key grains, could prevent a serious problem.
Complete Story: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/06/business/global/06food.html?_r=1

JOBLESSNESS TAKES ANOTHER TOLL ...

...  DIET

Increases in unemployment lead to a decrease in fruit and vegetable consumption, with potentially long-term effects on workers' health, new economic research suggests.
A 1% increase in the unemployment rate relates to a 2% to 4% reduction in the frequency of fruit and vegetable consumption and an 8% ...reduction in salad
Complete Story: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB20001424052970204685004576045590242883746.html

GLEANERS NEEDED ASAP

DO YOU LIVE HERE?
DO YOU HAVE SOME FREE TIME? BECOME A ST. MARY’S CITRUS GLEANER!

St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance has over 700 homes on a waiting list for citrus gleaning just three weeks into the 2011 program. We don’t have enough volunteers to reach all those interested in giving their citrus to St. Mary’s and we are especially short i...n the following zip codes
85018 – 84 trees in 14 homes
85020 – 37 trees in 11 homes
85251 – 69 trees in 10 homes


These are all well established neighborhoods and tend to have very large trees. Lots of fun to pick!
We also have a lot of citrus reserved for picking in the 85301, 85308, 85008 and 85032 zip codes. If you have a few hours, a few days or your group is interested in a community service project in the great outdoors, this could be PERFECT.
Please call Crystal at on our “Super Citrus” hotline – (602) 343-5658 and let her know you are interested in helping out.
Help us glean more than 2 million pounds of citrus this winter for the hungry of Arizona
SUPER CITRUS SATURDAY Details:
http://www.firstfoodbank.org/scs.html

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

BIG STEP TOWARD HEALTHEIR SCHHOOL MEALS & SNACK

Hold the french fries and salt.
The government is calling for dramatic changes in school meals, including limiting french fries, sodium and calories and offering students more fruits and vegetables.
The proposed rule, being released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will raise the nutrition standards for meals for the first time in 15 years
Full Story: http://www.azcentral.com/thingstodo/kids/articles/2011/01/13/20110113kids-healthier-school-lunch-food-meals-diet-habits-standards.html

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

U.S. & ARIZONA FOOD HARDSHIP REPORT

FRAC released its third report in a series analyzing Gallup survey data on food hardship, defined as the inability to buy enough food for the household.
This report shows almost 1 in 5 (19.8%) Arizonans are struggling with food hardship compared to 17.7% nationwide.
Full Report Findings: http://frac.org/reports-and-resources/food-hardship-data

PHOENIX ZOO FOOD DRIVE to benefit St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance!

NOW THRU Monday, January 31, 2011
It's easy to think of others during the holiday season, but the greatest need sometimes comes after the holidays! The Phoenix Zoo is hosting a food drive to benefit St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance. All you need to do is bring in cans of food and receive $1 off admission for each can up to five per person!
1 can = $1 off one general daytime admission
2 cans = $2 off one general daytime admission
3 cans = $3 off one general daytime admission
4 cans = $4 off one general daytime admission
5 cans = $5 off one general daytime admission
More than five cans per person are also greatly appreciated!
Thank you for your support of the Phoenix Zoo and St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance.
Cans of food must be donated at the Phoenix Zoo. A maximum $5 discount available, per person. Cannot be combined with other offers or discounts.
Not valid on advanced or online ticket purchases. Valid for daytime admission only.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Mark Your Calendars ... CANSTRUCTION is Coming! March 5-12, 2011 -- Exhibition open to public, Downtown Phoenix

RECORD DEMAND FOR SCHOOL MEALS ...

...  But Breakfast Participation Still Falling Short

Record numbers of low-income children received school meals during the 2009-2010 school year, but the number of children eating breakfast continues to lag by much too wide a margin the number of children eating lunch.
Less than half (47.2 percent) of low-income children who received school lunch also participated in the breakfast program.
Complete Story: http://endchildhungeraz.org/childhood-hunger/record-demand-for-school-meals-but-breakfast-participation-still-falling-short/#more-2353

JOHNSON CONTROLS PACKS EMERGENCY FOOD BOXES ON MLK DAY

St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance would like to thank a huge contingent of employees from Johnson Controls for their visit to our Del E. Webb Distribution Center on Martin Luther King Day.
Not only did all our volunteers spend the day packing Emergency Food Boxes for the hungry of Ariz...ona, many of them signed up for the Pound For Pound Challenge in conjunction with the NBC television show "The Biggest Loser." St. Mary's raised nearly $11,000 through this program last year, and the hope is to raise even more in 2001.
Accept the POUND For POUND Challenge at :  http://www.pfpchallenge.com/

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Friday, January 14, 2011

BE CITRUSlike!

BE SUPER! BE CITRUSlike!
BE THERE SATURDAY the 22nd!

You can DO IT!
View video for details: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIGYSxK0gkQ
Got MAC? Share Some ... Like Reading ... It's FUNDAMENTAL
 

Thursday, January 13, 2011

USDA Unveils Critical UPGRADE TO SCHOOL MEALS STANDARDS

The USDA today published a proposed rule to update the nutrition standards for meals served through the National School Lunch and School Breakfast programs to raise standards for the first time in fifteen years to help improve the health and nutrition of nearly 32 million kids that participate in school meal programs.
Complete Story: http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?contentidonly=true&contentid=2011/01/0010.xml# 

“Birdies For Charities” benefits St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance

“Birdies For Charities” benefits St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance hosted by Thunderbird Charities. Simply pledge 1cent or more per birdie made by PGA TOUR players at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, (Thurs 2/3 thru Sun 2/6}.  
Select St. Mary’s Food Bank as your charity of choice to have your pledges.
Typically, between 1,300-1,800 birdies are made with a TBird Charities match of 10 percent to the total pledges.
For more information on Birdies for Charity or to make a pledge to the program, visit: www.birdiesforcharityaz.com

LED BY WELLS FARGO, BUY-A-BIRD PROGRAM RAISES $15,281 FOR ST. MARY’S FOOD BANK DURING HOLIDAY SEASON

The program might be for the birds, but the results continue to benefit the hungry of Arizona. St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance would like to thank everyone who purchased one of our three feathered friends – Sheriff Tex Turkington, Mr. Touchdown and Toni Can Can – to help the Food Bank raise $15,281 this holiday season. That will allow the food bank to distribute enough food for 106,967 meals this winter.
St, Mary would like to especially thank Tom Hedges and his fellow employees a Wells Fargo for embracing the Buy-A-Bird program for many years, including this holiday season.
www.firstfoodbank.org

MIDDLE CLASS HOMELESSNESS:

Stable Families Reduced To Poverty
After the worst economic downturn since the Depression, formerly middle-class people have found themselves reduced to poverty.
With jobs scarce, and with government safety nets shrinking, one misfortune -- a layoff, an injury, a mortgage default -- can transform a person's life beyond recognition. No longer a condition reserved for the margins of society, for drug addicts and the mentally ill, homelessness has infiltrated the heart of America.
Complete Story at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/12/homeless-america_n_808339.html?igoogle=1

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

COME TO THE PHOENIX ZOO ON JAN. 17 TO TRY SHAMROCK FARMS NEW CALCIUM PLUS MILK;

EVERY FACE BOOK “LIKE” EARNS ST. MARY’S FOOD BANK 8 OUNCES OF MILK FOR THE HUNGRY

With nine out of 10 American’s falling short of key nutrients in their diets, Shamrock Farms is introducing a new Calcium Plus milk line that provides 100% more calcium per 8...-oz serving than regular milk – making it easier for families to get the calcium they need and close the calcium nutrient gap in their diets. What’s more, it also naturally delivers nine essential nutrients in every glass, and is the No. 1 source of two other key nutrients American’s need – vitamin D and potassium.
Shamrock Farms new milk line launch coincides with the National Milk Mustache “got milk?” Campaign encouraging families to “Pour One More.” The new program has pledged to give away 1 million servings of milk across the country to help raise awareness of the importance of milk. Phoenix is one of the main stops in this national tour, visiting the Phoenix Zoo on Monday, Jan. 17, where Shamrock Farms will be sampling its new Calcium Plus milk, showing consumers how, with this product, they can actually pour 100% more calcium in every serving.
In support of the Pour One More Campaign, the first 10,000 people through February 2011 who “Like” Shamrock Farms on Facebook will earn one 8-oz serving of Shamrock Farms milk for St. Mary’s Food Bank helping to feed Arizona’s hungry. Additionally, families can make the commitment to Pour 100% More online at shamrockfarms.net to be entered to win a year-supply of Calcium Plus milk and receive FREE Farm Tour passes.
Plus, if you bring five canned food items for St. Mary’s Food Bank to the Zoo on Jan. 17 you will receive $5 off your admission price – before you head over for your free sample of Shamrock Calcium Plus Milk … such the deal!

THE GROWING FRESH FOOD MOVEMENT

Farm-to-School Programs, community Gardens and Teaching Farms

In recent years, farm-to-school programs have become options for thousands of school districts and food service programs that want to integrate fresh fruits and vegetables from local farms or from campus or community gardens into their menus.
Full Story: http://www.emagazine.com/view/?5467

PHOENIX ZOO FOOD DRIVE ...

... to benefit St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance!

Saturday, January 15 – Monday, January 31, 2011
It's easy to think of others during the holiday season, but the greatest need sometimes comes after the holidays! The Phoenix Zoo will be kicking off a food drive to benefit St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance this Saturday, Januar...y 15th. All you need to do is bring in cans of food and receive $1 off admission for each can up to five per person!
1 can = $1 off one general daytime admission
2 cans = $2 off one general daytime admission
3 cans = $3 off one general daytime admission
4 cans = $4 off one general daytime admission
5 cans = $5 off one general daytime admission
More than five cans per person are also greatly appreciated! Thank you for your support of the Phoenix Zoo and St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance.
Cans of food must be donated at the Phoenix Zoo. A maximum $5 discount available, per person. Cannot be combined with other offers or discounts.
Not valid on advanced or online ticket purchases. Valid for daytime admission only. Valid January 15 through January 31, 2011.
Food Bank web site:  http://www.firstfoodbank.org/

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

GOT CITRUS? GLEAN IT!

ST. MARY’S FOOD BANK ALLIANCE HOLDS SECOND ANNUAL “SUPER CITRUS SATURDAY” ON JAN. 22
Event Expands to 3 Locations for Added Convenience; Donations Accepted From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. At All Locations
One person’s surplus is another’s necessity, and St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance is hoping that once again the Valley’s overflowing ...neighborhood citrus trees can be turned into a bountiful harvest for those in need this winter.
For those wishing willing to pick their own fruit for donation to the food bank St. Mary’s will hold its second annual “Super Citrus Saturday” on Saturday, Jan. 22. The program is expanding to three drop-off locations from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for residents in the North Central Phoenix, Arcadia and Westside areas to give homeowners a designated drop-off spot to make their tax-deductible produce donation to the Food Bank.
The three “Super Citrus Saturday locations are:
*   North Phoenix Baptist Church (Central Avenue and Bethany Home Road)
*   Shepherd of the Hills United Church of Christ (56th Street and Lafayette)
*   St. Mary’s Food Bank, Surprise (13050 W. Elm Street in Surprise).
Food Bank Web site: http://www.firstfoodbank.org/

TEMPE, AZ RESIDENTS FOOD RESOURCES LISTING

FYI: HUNGER HELP HERE
Always call before going for any changes in hours or food supply. Bring your photo ID and proof of your Tempe residence (piece of mail).
Paz de Cristo Pueblo de Dios
424 W. Broadway in Mesa, 480-464-2370 For information on food distribution
2nd Tuesday and 4th Saturday - 11am-2pm call: 602-309-5898
(Need photo ID & proof of address in East Valley city.)
Church of the Resurrection United Food Bank: HELP YOURSELF PROGRAM
Must live in church boundaries. 358 E. Javelina, Mesa, 480-926-4897
3201 S. Evergreen, 480-838-0207 Fridays, 8am to 2pm
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9 to 11am $16 for $35 in groceries - accept cash & food stamps

Tempe Community Action Agency Lutheran Social Ministries (bring ID)
Monday – Friday, 9am to Noon 142 N. Date St. in Mesa
2150 E. Orange St., 480- 350-5886 480-332-5589
(Need photo ID and piece of Tempe mail.) Tuesday and Thursday, 9 to 11am
Tempe Salvation Army (every 90 days) Shepherds Warehouse
(Tempe & Guadalupe residents, only) Call for an appointment: 480-945-5250
714 S. Myrtle Ave., 480-967-8649 NO walk-ups !!
Monday - Friday, 9 to 11am, 1 to 3pm


Tzu Chi Buddhist Foundation STUFF Thrift Store
(bring ID, birth certificates for children) For information on food distribution
2145 W. Elliot Rd., Chandler Call: 480-838-6556 call: 480-649-1288
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays (food boxes only)
9:30am to Noon, 1 to 5:00 pm

Manna Food Bank Locations: Call: 480-430-0439 – NO ID REQUIRED
Chaparral Mobile Village 764 W. Main St., Mesa
400 W. Baseline, Mondays @ 7am 1st and 3rd Saturday of month @ 7am
1st come, 1st served Every Wednesday @ 7am
Bring your own water, bags and carts for all distributions.
St Vincent de Paul Conferences: For referral to your contact call 480-966-1974
Jacob’s Journey House: food box delivery for homebound disabled & seniors
Call 602-754-1711

WAGE DROP WORST IN DECADES

Wages for American workers have fallen dramatically since the financial crisis, in what will likely turn out to be the worst such plunge since the Great Depression, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Full Story: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/11/pay-cut_n_807241.html?igoogle=1

Monday, January 10, 2011

FRAC Reports “Food Hardship” Across U.S

Food Research and Action Center analysis indicates that in nearly every state, at least one in seven respondents reported in first half of 2010 that there were times during the prior twelve months that they did not have enough money to buy food that they needed for themselves or their family.
Full Analysis at: http://frac.org/new-analysis-of-food-hardship-shows-at-least-one-in-seven-respondents-in-nearly-every-state-unable-to-afford-enough-food-in-first-half-of-2010/

TIGERS & DUCKS fight HUNGER in Arizona

Full VIDEO Story: http://www.fox10tv.com/dpp/sports/auburn_univ/auburn-oregon-fight-hunger-in-arizona?ref=scroller&categoryId=10001&status=true

City of Glendale RECOGNIZES Challenger Middle School SUPER FOOD DRIVE EFFORT!

One very dynamic special education teacher at Challenger Middle School, Ms. Ashleigh King rallied her classroom and entire school to raise more than 15,000 cans of food and other items for St. Mary’s Food Bank Hunger 101 Program!

Challenger Middle School of the Glendale Elementary School District is located in Glendale’s Yucca District and on behalf of the entire city, our thanks to Ms. King and the entire school for their contribution to the community! Their efforts will build THOUSANDS of Emergency Food Boxes this winter for recipients of St. Mary’s Food Bank. Thank you, Challenger Middle School!.
How to have a Food Drive info: http://www.firstfoodbank.org/fooddrive.html

Sunday, January 9, 2011

OREGON & AUBURN BCS Day of Service Food Bank Project VIDEO

View Full Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6yQk3ThdU8&feature=player_embedded

OREGON, AUBURN TEAM UP TO PACK 3,000 EMERGENCY FOOD BOXES THE DAY BEFORE BCS TITLE CLASH

St. Mary’s Food Bank would like to that the boosters, band members, cheerleaders and mascots from Auburn University and the University of Oregon for visiting St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance on Sunday morning. More than 200 volunteers got up early on Sunday morning, full of enthusiasm and ready to work.
After a welcome from the university presidents and other dignitaries, the groups got down to work and packed over 3,000 Emergency Food Box – packing and sorting more than 100,000 pounds of food earmarked for distribution to Arizona’s hungry. The Ducks also brought a food donation of five cases of canned salmon that will be placed in food boxes this week.
Oregon and Auburn will battle for No. 1 on Monday night for the national championship at University of Phoenix Stadium. But on Sunday, they worked hand in hand in the battle against hunger in Arizona, and we want to thank our new friends for helping our community during their visit. Good luck to  both schools in the big game.