As a part of the White Haute Holiday Party, Project Runway designer Michael Costello Couture is donating a custom couture gown that is being auctioned on Ebay to benefit St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance.
The bidding for the beautiful gown will go live 11 p.m. on Dec. 4 and close at 11 p.m. on Dec. 14. The winner will be announced at the White Haute Holiday Party benefiting the food bank at Couture Customs that night. The highest bidder will get a private fitting with Costello where they will be measured and get to choose their color preference. 100% of the proceeds from the dress will go directly to St. Mary’s. Bid on this custom gown here!
Tickets are also still available for the White Haute party. Buy them here!
Sassi, a AAA 4 diamond rated exclusive Italian restaurant in North Scottsdale, is hosting a benefit dinner for St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance. Guests will be invited to enjoy a hearty buffet of lasagne, salad, gelato, cookies, and beverages and for every $50 dinner, Sassi is generously donating $39 back to the food bank.
The benefit dinner will be hosted on Wednesday, Dec. 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. Advance registration is required so sign up today here!
In the last few days, we have had a day to give thanks and two days to get deals on merchandise. Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday – a chance to show the true meaning of the holiday spirit. This new tradition was started last year and we hope that our nation will embrace a day to give back.
There are plenty of ways to get involved with Dec. 3′s Giving Tuesday at St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance.
- Get a pizza for lunch or dinner from any Barro’s Pizza location in the Valley and ALL proceeds on Dec. 3 go directly to St. Mary’s.
- Buy a ticket for the Over Easy Breakfast Challenge finale that will be held on Dec. 5. The event benefits the food bank.
- Donate online at www.FirstFoodBank.org. For every $1 donated, we can provide seven meals into the community.
- Drop off your non-perishable items at any Goodwill in the Valley, Fry’s Food Stores, UPS Stores or at our Phoenix and Surprise warehouses.
- Sign up to volunteer on an upcoming shift packing, sorting or distributing emergency food boxes.
- Simply vote for us every day until Dec. 24 to help us win $20,000 from the Season For Sharing contest.
Thank you for giving back to your community this holiday season!
Cheer on your favorite culinary team while they prepare two finalist breakfast recipes submitted by aspiring chefs during the Over Easy Broken Egg Breakfast Challenge. You can be a part of the unveiling of the winner at the Holiday Grand Finale that benefits St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance on Dec. 5 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Experience the backstage intrigue of an up-close-and-personal cooking competition to crown the 2014 winner of the challenge, chosen from more than 200 entries! Over Easy co-founder Brad May will compete against his celebrity chef son and Over Easy co-founder Aaron May to coach their sous chefs to victory preparing the recipes of the two finalists.
Tickets are $25 and include an evening of tasty offerings of hors d’oeuvres, beverages, a silent auction and a rousing good time at SubZero & Wolf Showroom.
ALL PROCEEDS of the event benefit St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance so buy your ticket today!
Fry’s Food Store, 3TV and AZfamily.com is making is easy to help a family this holiday season. Visit any Fry’s Food Store location throughout Arizona and add a $2.50, $5.00 scan card or a $10 Gobble Give scan card to your bill, and drop off non-perishable food donations.
The money raised from the $2.50 and $5 scan cards support St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance and other local food banks, ensuring that not only will families have turkeys at their tables but food to sustain them day-to-day. Every $10 Gobble Give scan card dollar goes directly to support The Salvation Army as they provide turkeys for needy families across our state that would otherwise go without this season. Just grab the cards from the tables near each store entry and hand it to your cashier when you check-out, it’s that simple.
Feel like hand-picking some donation items? You’re welcome to do that as well. Every Fry’s location will have a non-perishable donation box for you to place your donated items.
It’s so easy to give – we hope you will join us. Together, we can feed Arizona’s families.
Enjoy a delicious Barro’s Pizza on Tuesday, Dec. 3 and you’ll be helping to fight hunger in Arizona! During the Second Annual Barro’s Pizza Holiday Hunger Fight ALL PROCEEDS received from open to close of business are being donated to St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance.
One large pizza bought at Barro’s Pizza on Dec. 3 can mean up to 70 meals provided by St. Mary’s this holiday season. All 33 stores in the Valley are participating in this great fundraising day.
Last year Barro’s Pizza Hunger Fight earned over $120,000 in less than 24 hours for the world’s first food bank. This year, the Barro family hopes to donate one million meals, equating to about $143,000 raised.
So get pizzas for your office for lunch and treat your family to pizza for dinner on Dec. 3 and you can feel good about supporting our mission to alleviate hunger in Arizona.
Find your closest Barro’s location, menu items, and store hours by visiting www.barrospizza.com/locations. Use hashtag #BarrosPizzaFight to show your support.
Fan of the Phoenix Coyotes donated nearly 1000 pounds of food and more than $1800 prior to the Nov. 16 game against Tampa Bay Lightning. Volunteers for St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance collected food and funds at the entrance to the game (that saw the Coyotes beat the Lightning 6 to 3!) to distribute to Arizona’s hungry.
Since St. Mary’s Food Bank can turn $1 into seven meals, we will be able to provide 13,982 meals thanks to the generosity of Coyotes fans. Thank you to the Coyotes for hosting the food drive, and thank you to their fans for helping make the holidays special for thousands of Arizonans.
High schools across the Valley competed for top honors in Project Hunger 2013, a friendly food drive competition during the month of October. For an entire month, more than 20 high schools collected non-perishable food and money donations to help feed Arizona’s hungry. This year’s food drive brought in enough food and funds for St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance to provide 135,665 meals to the 81,000 square miles serviced by the food bank in Arizona.
Defending champions, Mountain Ridge High School, took home the John van Hengel cup again this year. Each year Mountain Ridge makes Project Hunger a school-wide event, getting everyone involved. Congratulations! Coming in second, third and fourth were Sandra Day O’Connor High School, Raymond S. Kellis High School, and Glendale Independence High School.
The top four teams were invited to see the Phoenix Coyotes take on (and beat) Tampa Bay Lightning on Nov. 16, and were honored on the Coyotes bench after the first period.
Thank you to all the schools who worked on Project Hunger 2013! We hope to see you again next year.
Supporting St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance has never been easier. You can help us receive a $20,000 grant through the Arizona Republic, 12 News and azcentral.com‘s Season for Sharing campaign by simply voting for us!
The rules are simple. You can vote once a day on the Facebook page until Dec. 24. The non-profit organization that receives the most votes will receive a $20,000 grant. There are four non-profits to choose from.
Vote daily and encourage your friends to vote too! $20,000 will allow us to distribute 140,000 to the needy in Arizona. And the needs are higher than ever with the recent cuts to SNAP benefits.
Thank you for your support! Vote here: http://ulink.tv/194
Calling all hockey fans! On Nov. 16 you can cheer on the Phoenix Coyotes while they play the Tampa Bay Lightning, and help St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance in two ways!
First, buy your ticket through the link below. You’ll get a discount on the price and a portion of the sales will go back to St. Mary’s! And when you are getting ready for the game, grab some non-perishable food to donate. There will be a food drive set up at the beginning of the game!
Upper level tickets are $25 (regular $40), and lower level are $61 (regular $75). Just follow the link below and enter “coyotes” in the special code area.
During this game, we’ll also be presenting the John van Hengel trophy to the high school who wins the Project Hunger food drive.