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Food Drive

St. Mary’s Food Bank

St. Mary’s Food Bank serves to alleviate hunger through the gathering and distribution of food while encouraging self-sufficiency, collaboration, advocacy and education.

St. Mary’s Food Bank is truly a community-based organization. Individual donors, corporate donors, and private grants help feed hungry individuals and families in our area. Serving 9 of Arizona’s 15 counties, we are committed to volunteerism, building community relationships and improving the quality of life for Arizonans in need.

Most Needed Items

Peanut Butter, Canned Protein (Chicken-Tuna-Spam), Canned Ravioli, Canned Fruits (No Sugar Added), Canned Vegetables (Low or No Sodium), Beans (Dry or Canned), Cereal (Boxed- Whole Grain or Whole Wheat)

In 2012, then Taoiseach Enda Kenny cited Ireland’s generational memory of the Great Famine as inspiration behind Irish aid agencies fighting hunger across the globe. Since the Great Famine, or An Gorta Mór as it is known in the Irish language, millions of Irish people have emigrated from Ireland, and carried that generational memory with them to their new homes.

Here in the US, and Arizona in particular, a significant number of Irish immigrants and their descendants have made their mark on their communities.  Famine memorials, such as An Gorta Mór at the Irish Cultural Center in Phoenix, can be found all across the United States. The Irish Cultural Center and McClelland Library ask that you find inspiration, and help us feed those in need.

For any questions about upcoming Food Drives, please email: info@azirish.org