Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Good, and the Bad, News on Hunger

The good: today the Senate, by a vote of 65-33, defeated a bid to cut back on SNAP (food stamps) - sanity reigns for a short time at least.
The bad: Arizona is now last (with Oregon) in the US in the percentage of kids suffering from hunger. While the percentage in the US is 21.6, in Arizona it's 28.8 (and growing).

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Tim & Willie Pitch-in to Help St. Mary's

Legendary KMLE personalities Tim & Willie are holding a "Donation Before Vacation" drive for St. Mary's on June 21-23. Listen to them Wednesday and Thursday from 5-9am. In addition, St. Mary's personnel will be collecting food and funds at Albertsons locations at 8240 W. Deer Valley Rd. in Peoria, Desert Ridge Marketplace in Phoenix, and 11475 Via Linda in Scottsdale from 6-9am on June 21 & 22, and with KMLE personalities from 9a-2p on June 23.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Boy Scout Provides Water for St. Mary's

Tanner Jensen signed up for an Eagle Scout Project to provide a water donation to St. Mary's, an important commodity during the hot summer months ahead. Getting support from his relatives, church, and local stores, Tanner collected over 12,500 pounds of water, almost 500 cases. Congrats to Tannerfor a job well done!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Help From Everywhere for St. Mary's

The shelves at St. Mary's are 30% leaner than a year ago. But thanks to thousands (yes, thousands) of people, the shelves will be filling up soon. The Letter Carriers food drive has generated over 230,000 lbs. of food, a food drive held at Big Surf Water Park collected over 10,000 lbs., and the Kids Feeding Kids food drive will generate over 25,000 meals. Thanks to the organizations holding the drives, and to the people who contributed!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Kids Feeding Kids

St. Mary's Food Bank is holding its 1st Kids Feeding Kids food drive. Kids in Elementary and Middle Schools throughout the Valley are joining the drive to help those kids who face a summer without the free or reduced rate breakfasts and lunches provided during the school year. The kids know the value of a full stomach, and even those students whose lives face economic challenges are stepping up to join the drive.We hope that this first drive will lay the groundwork for students to share with others in the future.


Monday, April 30, 2012

Food4Fines Helps Fill Food Bank's Shelves 
Once again libraries in Phoenix have stepped up to help fill the shelves at St. Mary's Food Bank. Twelve branches collected almost 25,000lbs. through their F4F program, where borrowers can pay off overdue book fees by donating cans of food to the Food Bank.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Imagination Runs Rampant at CANstruction

Now in its fifth year in Phoenix, CANstruction shows the ability of bright minds to develop unique creations, in this case tied to the subject of hunger. The show runs through April 7 at the PHX Convention Center (West Bldg.) Monroe & 2nd Sts. At the conclusion of the show, all the cans (56,000 lbs. of them) will be donated to St. Mary's Food Bank.

So go and be amazed!