Monthly Archives: October 2010

Ending Hunger, Changing Lives

No tricks here- just a fun treat.

Please see the fun photo of Cigna’s Food Drive Coordinators Lisa and Alex who dressed up as “Sporky” to stir up excitement in their first week of their 12th annual food/funds drive. Please also note between the gals is the fabulous orange refrigerator they wrapped incorporating everyone’s logos and this year’s drive theme of “ Ending HUNGER and Changing LIVES.” The frig will be displayed in CIGNA’s corporate office and raffled off to raise funds for St. Mary’s. We are extremely proud as CIGNA is our first corporate partner to use St. Mary’s new virtual food drive tool. Their goal is to raise over 245,000 meals for our Arizona neighbors in need.

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HELP ASU4FOOD “MAKE HUNGER DISAPPEAR” ON HOMECOMING THIS SATURDAY, OCT. 30TH

 

 

Make this Arizona State University Homecoming extra special by helping to “Make Hunger Disappear” in Arizona THIS Saturday, Oct. 30. Look for the word “Hunger” spelled out in soup cans – six feet tall and 40 feet wide – on Cady Mall during the Homecoming Festivities. Buy a can of soup for a dollar – the soup goes to the food bank and the dollar allows St. Mary’s to distribute enough food for SEVEN more meals – and help us reach our goal of dismantling the entire structure over the day.

This is another great event by ASU4FOOD, an on-campus group of student volunteers who hold year-round events on behalf of St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance. Come watch the building of “Hunger” about 8 a.m. on Saturday morning and be the first to help Make Hunger Disappear.

For more information on the event, call Jerry Brown at (602) 343-3160.

 

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POINTE HILTON SQUAW PEAK CELEBRATES THE SEASON with PUMPKINS at THE PEAK FOR ST. MARY’S FOOD BANK, THIS FRIDAY & SAT, OCT 29-30

Friday, October 29

Enjoy Pumpkins at the Peak all weekend long!

Resort guests and area locals…grab your Halloween creatures and mosey on over to our annual Pumpkins at the Peak, from 5-7 p.m. Join the Phoenix Fire Dept. and your neighborhood friends for this spooktacular celebration held at the Hole-in-the-Wall River Ranch. The price of admission is just two cans of food or $5 per person to benefit St. Mary’s Food Bank. Festivities include: trick-or-treat stations, arts & crafts booths, refreshment areas and an evening buffet at Hole-in-the-Wall (buffet from 5-8 p.m., $15 per adult, $8 per child – under age 4 complimentary).

Saturday, October 30

Squaw Peak’s spooktacular fun isn’t over yet! Resort guests staying the night with us will enjoy our family friendly activities. Hey kids, you can trick-or-treat from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at our resort outlets – collect the required stamps on our fun interactive Halloween map at each stop and you’ll get to eat free* from the children’s menu! We’ll also have Halloween themed poolside activities througout the day. Then from 5-7 p.m., join us for FAMILY FRIGHT NIGHT at Hole-in-the-Wall restaurant for a boogeyman BOOffet ($20 per adult, $10 per child age 10 & under), live entertainment featuring the Joshua Stone band, followed by a special showing of Casper on Hole-in-the-Wall’s pool patio. Rico’s American Grill will also have HAUNTED HAPPY HOUR from 5-7 p.m. with food specials, witches’ brew and other terrifying concoctions.

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MOUNTAIN RIDGE BRINGS IT DURING KEZ RADIO REMOTE FOR NATIONAL STUDENT FOOD DRIVE

The champs know the road to the John Van Hengel Memorial Cup is tougher than ever this year, but the Mountain Lions proved they are up for the challenge during Wednesday’s KEZ 99.9FM radio remote. The STUGO was out in force for interviews with Marty Manning and the food and cash is already coming in toward what they hope to be another winning total.

Our thanks to Marty and the folks from 3-D Tea and Sara Lee for providing the morning goodies. Next stop is to a first-time NSFD participant, but a group that is pumped and ready – Moon Valley on Tuesday, Nov. 2. Are you ready Rockets? The next day on Nov. 3 K, Channel 5 and weatherman Paul Horton will make the first TV remote visit in NSFD history . Are you ready, Sandra Day O’Connor?

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BEANIE WELLS, BIG RED AND ARIZONA CHEERLEADERS KICKOFF 2010 CARDINALS FOOD DRIVE


St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance would like to thank the employees of Sagicor Insurance Company and COO Bart Catmull for bringing Arizona Cardinals running back Beanie Wells, Big Red and the Cardinals cheerleaders to the Del E. Webb Distribution Center for Tuesday’s kickoff of the 2010 Cardinals Food Drive.

Beanie brought along the first food donation to the event, signed autographs and posed for pictures with St. Mary’s employees and volunteers as well as Sagicor employees who brought a great energy to the press conference. The goal this year is to collect 50,000 meals during the three-week drive, which culminates with the Nov. 14 Cardinals home game with the Seattle Seahawks – where fans are asked to make donations of cash and food to cap the event.

Thanks to Beanie, Big Red, Amy, Erin, Bart and all the folks at Sagicor for a great morning.

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BOYS AND GHOULS COLLECT MORE THAN 5,000 MEALS FOR ST. MARY’S AT RAWHIDE “ZOMBIE FEST”

They may not have looked so nice, but St. Mary’s wishes to thank all those who took part in the first Phoenix “Zombie Fest” to benefit the Food Bank Sunday night at Rawhide in Chandler. Dozens of the undead staggered their way around Rawhide before taking part in a Zombie “Beauty Contest” designed to celebrate the macabre at its best.

Our thanks to Christine Heintz, of the Phoenix Zombie Fest and all those who helped make this event successful. Enough cash and food was collected to feed more than 5,000 of Arizona’s hungry. And it looks like from this FOX 10 news clip that everyone had a scary good time.

Please visit this link to view the story told by Fox 10:

http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/dpp/news/offbeat/zombies-come-out-in-chandler-10242010

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IRONWOOD EAGLES SHOW SPIRIT; KICKOFF NATIONAL STUDENT FOOD DRIVE WITH ENERGY

Thanks to Ironwood High School for their great turnout for this week’s National Student Food Drive remote with KEZ (99.9 FM) and Marty Manning. The band, cheerleaders and food drive leaders were on hand to get the Eagles excited about donating food and cash to this year’s drive. Thanks to our friend from 3-D Tea and Sara Lee for the refreshments to help make the day even better.

Next up are the defending champions from Mountain Ridge on Wednesday, Oct. 27.  Are you ready, Mountain Lions?


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