Monthly Archives: June 2010

American Express donates $30,000 to fill Emergency Food Boxes this summer!

St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance extends sincere thanks to the American Express Charitable Fund for their efforts to “Send Hunger Packing” this summer.

On Friday, June 11, American Express Director of Public Affairs Christa Burkhalter presented St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance President and CEO Terry Shannon with a grant for $30,000 to be used to fill Emergency Food Boxes this summer. The demand for these life-sustaining boxes has doubled in the last two years. St.Mary’s has distributed more than 145,000 boxes in the first five months of 2010.

The gift from American Express will help St. Mary’s ensure that everyone in need of food during the long, hot summer will be able to rely on the food bank for help.

American Express plans to continue its partnership with St. Mary’s by holding a food drive in the fall. Valley companies and organizations like American Express continue to step up and take a stand in the fight against hunger in Arizona, and the Food Bank is extremely appreciative of their awareness and efforts.

Thank you, American Express!



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Morton’s Steakhouse raises funds for St. Mary’s Food Bank

We are pleased to announce that as a result of the Morton’s Steakhouse partnership, which ran between April 2009 and February 2010, St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance will be receiving the following funds: $2,917.50.

The partnership centered around a 41-market book tour to support the launch of Morton’s second cookbook, “Morton’s The Cookbook: 100 Steakhouse Recipes For Every Kitchen,” and included multiple touch points with the public, Morton Steakhouse’s customers and Morton’ staff. Funds were raised through auctions and donations at Morton’s restaurants.

Thank you for your efforts in making the Morton’s Steakhouse campaign a success.

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Help the North Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce as it enters the home stretch of its first tuna drive to benefit St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance.

Hoping to collect “A Ton of Tuna,” the NSCC will accept donations at their offices all this week (14201 N. 87th Street, Suite 131 in Scottsdale) and will also accept donations at St. Mary’s Del E. Webb Distribution Center (2831. N. 31st Avenue) on Saturday, June 12 as the chamber drops off its collection before taking part in a day of volunteering at the Food Bank. You can even stick around and help pack some Emergency Food Boxes.

Call the chamber at (480) 889-8987 or log on at for more information.

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