To alleviate hunger through the gathering and distribution of food while encouraging self-sufficiency, collaboration, advocacy and education.
St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance, the world’s first food bank, is a non-sectarian, nonprofit organization that alleviates hunger by efficiently gathering and distributing food to the hungry. Serving two-thirds of Arizona's 15 counties, the organization is committed to volunteerism, building community relationships and improving the quality of life for Arizonans in need.
A member of Feeding America, which is a network of more than 200 member food banks, St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance distributed more than 73 million pounds of food in fiscal year 2015-2016 to families and individuals.
This was an amazing opportunity. It was well organized and we felt very useful. We wished we could have stayed a bit longer though. The times were from 9-12 and that included an orientation, so we really only volunteered for about two hours, we were ready for more! It was kind of hard to find where we were supposed to go because the parking lot is under construction.