St. Mary's Food Bank, the World’s First Food Bank, celebrates its 51st year feeding the Hungry of Arizona in 2018-19 and will kick things off in September by raising awareness and encouraging the public to make a special effort to help those in need during Hunger Action Month.
One in six Arizonans struggle with hunger each day of the year. One in four Arizona children in our state aren’t able to enjoy three meals a day. But these numbers can change if you take action, support St. Mary’s and earn some great benefits for yourself in the process.
How can you help? St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance’s “30 Ways in 30 Days” Hunger Action Month calendar, presented by Arizona Ford Dealers, provides an action or activity for every day in September so all Arizonans can step forward and help those struggling with food insecurity. And on September 11 iHeartMedia joined a nationwide Day of Service to honor those lost in the terrible events of 9/11, 2001, packing food boxes at St Mary's Food Bank!
9/11 Day was originally created in 2002 by the nonprofit MyGoodDeed, with the support of families of 9/11 victims throughout the nation. In 2009, the U.S. Congress joined with President Obama in a bipartisan effort to formally recognize 9/11 as a National Day of Service and Remembrance under federal law. Since then, 9/11 Day has grown to become the nation’s largest annual day of charitable engagement, with more than 30 million participants. If you provided a good deed or obeserved some other memorial
effort in honor of 9/11 please share photos at #911Day. or visit 911Day.org. And check the Hunger Action Month calendar below for daily ways to get involved in helping. Thanks!
Here is my interview with Jerry Brown from St Mary's Food Bank. Take a few minutes to listen
and Jerry will give you lots of easy ways to help!