Monthly Archives: November 2008

Charity Navigator Ranks SMFBA “Exceptional”

St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance Ranked “Exceptional”
By Charity Navigator


Only 2 percent of charities receive 4-star evaluations for six consecutive years proving St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance outperforms most other charities in America


PHOENIXSt. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance has received a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, the leading charity evaluator in America, making the world’s first food bank one of 2 percent of the charities rated to receive the designation for its ability to efficiently manage and grow its finances.


This exceptional designation indicates that St. Mary’s Food Bank Allliance consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way, and outperforms most other charities in America, says Ken Berger, President and CEO of Charity Navigator. “This differentiates St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust,” says Berger.


“Sound fiscal management is the cornerstone of our organization,” says Terry Shannon, President and CEO of St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance. “In a competitive philanthropic marketplace, it is humbling to be ranked by America’s premier charity evaluator with such high accolades.”


The users of Charity Navigator ( influence more than $10 billion in charitable gifts.


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Celebrate Election Day…and Help St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance!

outbackWho thought fighting hunger could just be a “cheers” away?

Well, thanks to the Taste of the NFL and E&J Gallo Winery, local restaurants such as Outback allows proceeds from your wine purchase to be donated to St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance.

Check out:
Try Mirassou Pinot Noir (California) with fresh fruit flavors of pomegranates and cherries balanced with fruit aromas that goes nicely with Rack of Lamb, Grilled Pork Chops or Atlantic Salmon. $6.25/glass or $25/bottle.

Taste Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio (Delle Venezie, Italy) whose clear, straw yellow color has a pleasant floral and tropical fruit aroma. What else would go so well with Boomerang Shrimp! $5.75/glass or $18/bottle.

Remember, proceeds from your wine purchase will be donated to St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance!
Let’s Celebrate the Election and Kick Hunger Today!

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Join Us this Saturday


The Madison Retirement Community Hosts Auction to Alleviate Childhood Hunger 


WHAT: 1st Annual Art from the Heart Auction, sponsored by The Madison Retirement Community, will serve hors d’oeuvres and light refreshments


WHEN: 6 p.m. November 8th


WHERE: The Madison, 18626 Spanish Garden Drive, Sun City West, AZ (623) 584-1999


WHY: To raise awareness of childhood hunger in Arizona and raise donations to support St. Mary’s Food Bank’s Kid’s Café® programs


INFO: (602) 621-0526


ABOUT THE MADISON: The Madison, owned by Holiday Retirement, is one of more than 300 elegant retirement communities throughout the United States and Canada, and is located in Sun City West. The Madison is luxury living that offers exquisite service and fine dining. The live-in management team provides safety and comfort to our residents, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The entire staff provides stimulating activities, off-site excursions, transportation to appointments, and basic housekeeping and maintenance chores to residents. At The Madison, all amenities are included, there are no buy-ins or leases.


ABOUT KID’S CAFÉ®: St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance, the world’s first food bank, is a non-sectarian, nonprofit organization that operates programs such as Kid’s Café®, which serve as many as 1,800 meals a day to hungry children. During the fiscal year 2006-2007, Kid’s Café® served a total of 401,420 meals at 39 sites for children 5 to 18. The mission of Kid’s Café® is to alleviate childhood hunger in Arizona by providing nutritious meals to children at-risk of hunger in a safe, accessible and nurturing environment…because no child deserves to go to bed hungry. Info: Phone: 602-242-FOOD. 


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