Monthly Archives: October 2009

Come See the Suns up-close – and Help the Hungry With a Donation

Get an up-close preview of your Phoenix Suns just before the 2009-10 NBA regular season tips off and help St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance fight hunger during the “R U ORNG? SUNS FEST” from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday Oct. 24 at US Airways Center.

The event, but the Suns and Hensley Corporation are encouraging all fans bring non-perishable food donations to benefit St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance. Food Bank volunteers will stationed outside each entrance to collect donations.

Come watch Leandro Barbosa, Grant Hill, Steve Nash, Jason Richardson, Amar’e Stoudemire and newest Sun Channing Frye as the team works through a workout and scrimmage run by Head Coach Alvin Gentry from 1-2 p.m.

The Suns celebration will also include a variety of activities for the whole family, including pumpkin decorating, trick-or-treating, inflatable games, face-painting and all the Suns favorites including The Gorilla, Suns Dancers, Verve Sol Patrol, Hairy and Hairyson. Click to for more information.


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Food Bank supporter Faltz holds benefit night at coffee house

Long-time Phoenician and musician Howard Faltz will present a benefit performance for St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance on Saturday, Oct. 24 at The Java Ground’s Coffee House (8385 W. Deer Valley Road in Peoria.) beginning at 7 p.m.

Cash donations will be collected at the concert and food bins will be available for any non-perishable food or household items. All tips and a generous portion of all register receipts during the performance will also be presented to the Food Bank,

Faltz, best known around the Valley for Gospel music, was influenced by Elvis Presley, John Sebastian, Kingston Trio and other pop artists of the of his youth. He has always been a great believer in giving back to the community and several years ago, selected St. Mary’s as his “Charity of Choice” and has helped St. Mary’s as a volunteer as well.

For more information, call (623) 572-8887 or log on to

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“Haunted House for Hunger” Benefits St. Mary’s Food Bank on Halloween Night

Come enjoy devilish foods, ghoulish drinks and a haunted house that will leave your teeth chattering on Halloween Night.

The “Haunted House For Hunger” will take place from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m on Saturday, Oct 31st at 13528 West Desert Lane in Surprise (major cross streets are Greenway Road and West Pointe Parkway). Admission is a non-perishable food item for St. Mary’s Food Bank. Call (623) 696-9674 for directions and more information.

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“Buy-a-Bird, Feed a Family”

Here’s a unique way to help St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance fight hunger. Through our “Buy-a-Bird, Feed a Family” program, you can purchase one of our cute toy turkeys. These birds – Mr. Touchdown($20), Toni Can-Can($15), and Sheriff Tex($15) – are a great way to help the Food Bank feed those in need, while providing a unique gift for yourself, a family member, business associate or client. You can even designate someone to receive the turkey and we’ll send it out, with a card.

You can order by: visiting; or mailing your order to SMFB, 2831 N. 31st Ave., Phoenix 85009 Attn:BuyaBird; or by calling 602 343-3164.
Remember: each $1 donated allows us to provide the equivalent of 7 meals to those in need.



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Attention MINI Owners … Drive Out Hunger for St. Mary’s

MINI North Scottsdale (7101 East Chauncey Lane in Scottsdale) will hold its first food drive and motor rally for St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance on Saturday. Oct. 11 beginning at 9 a.m.

What better way to tie in one of your favorite pastimes – Motoring in you MINI – and helping family’s in need as the holiday season approaches? All you need to do is bring a mini – or even a maxi – bag full of non-perishable food items for donation to MINI North Scottsdale and follow the leader for a great ride. Please RVSP by Oct. 4 to Renate or Hillary at (480) 538-6401 or check out

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