Community Connection: Spotlight on St. Mary’s Food Bank

Home > Blog > Community > Community Connection: Spotlight on St. Mary’s Food Bank
Posted on October 17, 2020 by Laura Lucky


St. Mary’s Food Bank was the brainchild of John van Hengel as a “bank” where individuals and companies could “deposit” excess food for those in need to “withdraw” it. Thus, the world’s first food bank was founded right here in Phoenix.

St. Mary’s distributes food to hundreds of its nonprofit partners throughout Arizona. These agencies include food pantries, dining halls, homeless shelters, and more. They’ve also developed a specific children’s feeding program, named Our Kids Café to help feed the hungry children in our communities.

Further, St. Mary’s offers a program to teach adults to have successful employment in the food service industry. The Community Kitchen is a hands-on training program that has graduated countless individuals to become gainfully employed.


Donate your time as an individual or a group such as a family, youth sports team, corporate team, or faith-based organization.

Host a Food Drive
Help stock the shelves with food donations with a supplied food collection box you can place at your location.

Start a Fund Drive
Every dollar donated provides seven meals! Hosting a fund drive is simple to do with their online support.

Hunger Heroes
Corporate teams can help with donations, hosting a food drive, cause marketing, and volunteering at off-site events.

Sign up for Our Newsletter

Want to stay in-the-know about all things Scottsdale? Subscribe to our monthly newsletter, Live Beautifully, where you’ll enjoy news, views, tip and tricks for making the most of a coveted Scottsdale lifestyle!

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

  • Lisa Lucky
  • Matt Lucky
  • Laura Lucky
  • Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty
    7669 E Pinnacle Peak Rd Suite 110
    Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Privacy Policy

© 1999 - 2023 • Lisa & Matt Lucky, PC. All rights reserved.
North Scottsdale Real Estate and Luxury Homes