St. Mary’s would like to thank U.S. Congressman and friend of the Food Bank Alliance Harry Mitchell. Once again, he is donating a portion of his automatic pay raise to help feed the hungry of Arizona.
Mitchell believes the members of Congress should not accept a raise in pay when so many in their states are hurting. And while a bill he has sponsored to stop the pay raises hasn’t received the necessary votes, he will again donate the $8,800 he would have received in raises among 17 non-profit groups in the Valley.
In addition to St. Mary’s, organizations like the Arthritis Foundation; Sojourner Center; East Valley Crisis Center and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale will also benefit from the donation.
In past months, Mitchell has toured the Food Bank, packed Emergency Food Boxes and even held a food drive in his administrative offices. We appreciate Mitchell’s donation and his attempts to raise awareness among his constituents.