Monthly Archives: April 2010

GET HALF-OFF ADMISSION PRICE AT PARK ‘N SWAP SATURDAY WITH FOOD DONATION TO ST. MARY’S

In celebration of Mother’s Day, Phoenix Park ‘n Swap will host a food drive to benefit St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance. The public will receive one dollar off admission with any canned food item. All donations will benefit St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance.

NOW EXTENDED TILL MAY 8, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m at Phoenix Park ‘n Swap (3801 E. Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034 (40th St. and Washington). It is the oldest, most established swap meet in Phoenix with hundreds of vendors selling a variety of items from clothing to cars.

For more information, call (602) 273-1350 or log on at www.americanparknswap.com.

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HELP ST. MARY’S AND ENJOY FREE MOVIE NIGHT AT SURPRISE STADIUM

Enjoy a beautiful Saturday night under the stars as the Surprise Community and Recreation Services presents “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” on the this Saturday, April l 17 at the Surprise Recreation Campus – Surprise Stadium (15850 N. Bullard Avenue).

Bring your blankets and pillows and stretch out on lush Surprise Stadium grass as the movie is displayed on the giant Surprise Stadium Video Board. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. and the movie starts at 7. Admission is free with a canned food donation to benefit St. Mary’s Food Bank in Surprise.

The Surprise Stadium food and beverage policy is in effect. Ice chests and lawn chairs are not permitted. Concessions will be available for purchase. For more information, contact Surprise Community and Recreation Services at 623-222-2000 or visit www.surpriseaz.gov

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PAY YOUR LIBRARY FINES WITH FOOD AND HELP ST. MARY’S

National Library Week is April 11th – 17th and the Phoenix Public Libraries is celebrating by helping you get out of debt – at least when it comes to overdue books.

Come into any of the 15 Phoenix Public Library locations from April 12th to April 24th with canned or non-perishable food items for St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance and the library will wipe out any outstanding fines.

During “Food for Fines,” you’ll receive a 50-cent credit per canned or non-perishable food toward your library fines. A maximum of $50 can be paid with donated food. “Food for Fines” does not apply to lost items or collections.

The program has collected as much as 24,000 pounds in past years – which would provide more than 160,000 meals to the hungry of Arizona. Libraries taking part in the “Food for Fines” program include:
*Burton Barr Main Branch – 1221 North Central Avenue, Phoenix

*Agave – 23550 North 36th Avenue, Phoenix

*Cesar Chavez – 3635 West Baseline Road, Laveen

*Century – 1750 East Highland Avenue, Phoenix

*Cholla – 10050 Metro Parkway East, Phoenix

*Desert Sage – 7602 West Encanto Boulevard, Phoenix

*Harmon – 1325 South 5th Avenue, Phoenix

*Ironwood – 4333 East Chandler Boulevard, Phoenix, AZ

*Ocotillo – 102 West Southern Ave, Phoenix, AZ

*Palo Verde – 4402 North 51st Avenue, Phoenix, AZ

*Saguaro – 2808 North 46th Street, Phoenix, AZ

*Yucca – 5648 North 15th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ

For information on “Food For Fines” or for a listing of the new Phoenix Library operating hours that take effect on April 5. 2010, log on to a http://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org.

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9TH ANNUAL KIDS CAFE OPEN SET FOR APRIL 16 AT WIGWAM RESORT

In the last eight years, proceeds from the Albertson’s Kids Cafe Open have provided nearly half a million meals to children at risk of hunger, in addition to providing an enjoyable day of golf at the beautiful Wigwam Golf Resort & Spa (300 E. Wigwam Blvd) in Litchfield Park.

All golfers will be treated to lunch, beverages, goodie bags and tournament shirts. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, longest drive and accuracy, closest-to-the-pin and Hole-In-One.

But the big winners are the children of Arizona, many of whom would not know where their next meal would come from without programs from St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance.

The ninth annual event tees off Friday, April 16 and there are still spots open for both players ($200 per player or $800 per foursome) and sponsors at the Eagle ($10,000), Birdie ($5,000), Par ($2,000) and Tee ($1,000) levels. For more information, contact Christina Calio at (602) 343-3148 or email cmcalio@firstfoodbank.org. Visit www.firstfoodbank.org to register or become a sponsor.

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“FERGIE AND FRIENDS” CHARITY GAME BENEFITS ST. MARY’S FOOD BANK

Cubs legend and Hall of Fame pitcher Ferguson Jenkins presented a check for $2,100 to St. Mary’s Development Officer Christina Calio during Monday’s baseball game at Mesa’s HohoKam Park. The money was raised for St. Mary’s and several other Valley Charities through the third annual “Fergie & Friends” Celebrity Baseball Game on Mar. 17. Jenkins also signed a baseball that will be part of the silent auction at the 9th annual Albertson’s Kids Cafe Open golf event at the Wigwam resort on Friday, April 16. For more information, look for the golf ball on the homepage at http://www.firstfoodbank.org.

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