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KSLX-FM’S Mark Mayfield & Sleep America to Host 5th Annual ‘Get In Bed With Mark’ Food Drive to Benefit St. Mary’s Food Bank
Phoenix – Fast-becoming an early-April Arizona tradition, KSLX (100.7 FM)’s morning man Mark Mayfield is getting ready to get back into his Sleep America bed for the fifth annual “Get in Bed with Mark” food drive to benefit St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance.
One of the Valley’s most popular morning personalities, Mayfield will begin his three-day live marathon at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, April 6 at Sleep America’s Glendale location at the Lane Home Furnishings Center (7291 W. Bell Road, Ste. 101A). He will literally hop into a Sleep America bed aboard a flat-bed truck and collect both non-perishable food items and cash donations for St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance – all while interviewing local celebrities, holding challenges, and talking about the need in Arizona.
At the end of the drive, Mayfield will raffle off the queen size Kingsdown bed, provided by Sleeping America, which will have served as his home for the three-day radiothon. And this year, Sleep America will introduce a new and exciting event for the last day. On April 8th, the Paradise Valley location will host “The Great Bed Race for Charity.” Five-member teams can still sign up for their place in the field with a $100 donation to the Food Bank.
“Get in Bed with Mark” collected more than 18,000 pounds of non-perishable food items and more than $14,000 in cash last year – providing more than 116,000 meals for St. Mary’s Food Bank to distribute to the hungry of Arizona. KSLX, Sleep America and St. Mary’s are all hoping to duplicate the success of last year’s event.
Mayfield and his Sleep America bed will leave the Glendale location at 10pm on the 6th, and from 6am – 10pm on Thursday, April 7, he will be at Tempe Marketplace (2010 E. Rio Salado Pkwy, Ste. 115) giving the East Valley listeners a chance to participate. The drive will finish off at the Paradise Valley Mall (4320 E. Cactus Road, Ste. A1) from 6am – 6 p.m. on Friday, April 8, with the Great Bed Race capping almost 50 hours live on the air.
St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance would like the thank the staff at Thorpe Surgical for collecting enough food to allow St. Mary’s to distribute 1,232 meals during their recent Food Drive. It’s just one of more than 1,700 food drives that were held for the Food Bank during 2009-10, collecting more than 1.7 million pounds of non-perishable food for Emergency Food Boxes and our 500 member agencies around Arizona.
Thank you, Thorpe Surgical!
HELP ST. MARY’S FOOD BANK ALLIANCE AUG. 11 AND RECEIVE A LITTLE SLICE OF HEAVEN FROM THE BILTMORE CHEESECAKE FACTORY
First 100 People Who Donate Five Cans or Five Dollars Will Receive Reece’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Cheesecake; Earn Chance At American Idol Tickets
Last year it was the Cheesecake Factory’s Stephanie’s Red Velvet Cheesecake that enticed friends of St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance to donate more than 3,000 canned food items to the fight against hunger.
This year, the Biltmore Fashion Park Cheesecake Factory at 2402 East Camelback Road is back to help St. Mary’s – and will hand out slices of its brand new Reece’s® Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cake Cheesecake to the first 100 people who donate at least five cans or five dollars to the Food Bank. The giveaway begins at 8 a.m. on Aug. 11 and will continue until noon – or until the last slice has been spoken for.
There is an added bonus this year. Donors also eligible to enter a drawing on-site for one of six pair of tickets to the American Idol LIVE! Concert at US Airways Center on Thursday, Aug. 12. Winners will be notified after noon on Aug. 11 and will pick up their tickets at the Will Call booth at the USAC on the day of the show.
Last year, St. Mary’s collected the most cans of any Food Bank during a 30-city national tour of Cheesecake Factories from coast-to-coast, providing more than 5,000 meals for hungry Arizonans – not to mention those who got their slice of Stephanie’s Red Velvet. Don’t let this second chance at an incredible dessert pass you by!
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.
Proudly serving the citizens of metropolitan Phoenix and Arizona since 1947, the Phoenix Symphony endures as a cultural treasure in its 63rd year. And the state’s only full-time professional orchestra will again conduct a food drive to benefit another Arizona institution – St. Mary’s Food Bank – during its March 26-28 performances of “Star Wars Mania” at Symphony Hall.
Prior to each performance, St. Mary’s volunteers will be stationed outside the Hall to accept food and cash donations. St. Mary’s distributes enough food to provide 300,000 meals to 13 of Arizona’s 15 counties, and the need is greater than it has ever been with housing foreclosures and unemployment so prevalent in the state.
So before enjoying conductor Robert Moody and the Symphony’s tribute to the magnificent scores of John Williams, help St. Mary’s Food Bank continue its mission of feeding the hungry each day. Each dollar donated to the food bank can provide several meals to the one in 12 seniors and one in five children in Arizona who struggle with hunger issues.
“We are very pleased and appreciative of this opportunity to partner with the wonderful Phoenix Symphony and thank them for its continued support,” said St. Mary’s Food Bank President and CEO Terry Shannon. “There is no way the Food Bank would be able to accomplish its mission without such committed partners and the continuing generosity of the people of Arizona.”
Members of the Arizona Coin Laundry Association have joined forces with St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance to help the fight hunger in the state by hosting a two-month food drive at six locations around the Valley.
From March 1 through April 30, St. Mary’s donation boxes will be stationed at each location for those wishing to simply donate food. In addition, any customers who donate three canned food items will receive credit for one free wash during predetermined weekly time periods at each location. Attendants on duty will oversee the machines used for the promotion and set up their operation.
The free wash offer is limited to one wash, per customer, per week. It’s a great way to save on your laundry bill and help St. Mary’s Food Bank fill the nearly 400,000 Emergency Food Boxes it distributes in 13 of Arizona’s 15 counties annually.
For more information and a list of locations, please check out www.arizonacla.org.