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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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This is one unique love story.

Brought to you by: ~Melody~

Sue Kaplan, Executive Assistant to the Food Bank’s President and CEO, and Don Anderson, the Food Bank’s Facilities Manager, share a love for the Food Bank’s mission that’s obvious to everyone they come in contact with.

These two lovebirds met while working at the Food Bank and recently got hitched at our 31st Avenue location.  Rather than register for presents, the two asked their wedding guests to volunteer their time by packing Emergency Food Boxes.

KPHO CBS 5 featured them in a clip.  Check out Love, Romance Prevail in Food Bank Wedding.

I promise you’ll fall in love with Sue and Don.

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