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Hunger doeSn`t taKe a VaCation
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Summer ’10
®
To promote the elimination of hunger through the gathering and distribution
of food while encouraging self-sufficiency through advocacy and education.
Hunger Doesn’t
Take A Vacation
A
mid the most challenging year in the
43-year history of St. Mary’s Food
Bank Alliance—with demand for its
services nearly double that of just
two years ago—comes the most challenging
time of year: the long, hot Arizona summer.
Rising temperatures lead to rising
electricity bills for those already in a deep
financial hole. For families, add in the
task of feeding children all day, every day,
without the help of free breakfast and lunch
school programs. Stepping up to meet that
need only further taxes St. Mary’s alreadydepleted supplies, which have been used
for everything from winter disaster relief in
northeastern Arizona to meeting the needs of
the skyrocketing number of unemployed and
underemployed around the state.
This perfect storm of challenges hits just
as Valley residents, many of whom donate
to the Food Bank, head for cooler climates to
escape the heat. But hunger doesn’t take a
vacation, and St. Mary’s Send Hunger Packing
summer awareness campaign is designed to
remind individuals, groups and businesses
that this is the most important time to
remember the mission and task of feeding
the hungry in our community.
Inside:
Presented by Gila River Gaming Enterprises,
the four-month Send Hunger Packing campaign
began on June 4 with a kick-off luncheon at the
Food Bank’s Del E. Webb Distribution Center
in Phoenix and a June 5 lunch at the St. Mary’s
facility in Flagstaff. With Arizona guitar legend
Hans Olson entertaining the more than 100
guests from organizations and businesses
around the Valley. The luncheon was
highlighted by an “Arizona Hunger Awareness
Day” proclamation, calls to action by Gila
River, State Farm Insurance and McLane
and the unveiling of the summer “Jetsetter
Challenge” for businesses donating food, time
and money by US Airways.
Eight-year-old Cody Mitchell, the same
Glendale boy who held a book sale and food
drive last summer for St. Mary’s, was a star
at this year’s event.
A video chronicling Cody’s exploits won a
national contest sponsored by Tyson Foods.
And as 30,000 pounds of Tyson chicken were
being unloaded into the St. Mary’s freezer
during the event, Cody was honored with a
standing ovation by the luncheon crowd. All
told, Cody’s food drive, book sale and winning
video have provided more than 40,000 meals
for hungry Arizonans.
Taking Cody’s cue, other businesses
answered the call for help. Gila River
presented a check for $20,000 and pledged
several volunteer groups to pack emergency
food boxes. The North Scottsdale Chamber
of Commerce pledged to collect more than
1,000 pounds of tuna (see page 8). Shamrock
Farms unveiled plans for a summer internet
campaign to earn both milk and funds for
the Food Bank, while Southwest Gas took a
three-pronged approach—donating $10,000,
announcing plans for a food drive and
committing a day of volunteering at St. Mary’s.
Luncheon guests were treated to a sneak
peek of St. Mary’s annual Send Hunger Packing
video, a heartwarming production set to
the music of the Reba McEntyre song “What
if?” and produced by volunteer manager
Elizabeth Wunsch (to see the video, go to
www.firstfoodbank.org). The Food Bank’s
“Media Champion” Award honorees for 2010,
KEZ (99.9 FM) personality Marty Manning and
KSLX (100.7 FM) morning man Mark
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Summer ’10
ARIZONA HUNGER CAMPAIGN AIMS
TO STOCK FOOD BANK SHELVES
Board of Directors
Executive Officers
Carol McElroy, Chairman
Durant’s Restaurant
Vicki Copeland, M.D., vice Chairman
Desert Sky Family Practice
Marty Laurel, Secretary
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
Dennis Jones, Treasurer
M&I Bank
Barry McBride, immediate past Chairman
Sun Cornerstone Group
Directors
Harold Baugus
Gila River Gaming Enterprises Inc.
Mary Bennett
Phoenix Memorial Hospital (Retired)
Jay Binsfeld
General Southwest Insurance Agency
Carolyn “CJ” Jenkins-Bower
Rite of Passage, Inc.
Hon. John David Burkholder
Glendale City Court
Phillip Cea
DPR Realty
Robert Isom
US Airways
A.J. Lindemann
Consultant
Paul McGee
Target Corporation
Troy McNemar
McNemar Law Office, P.C.
Bill Nord
Wells Fargo (Retired)
David postal
Postal Law Office
Pastor Jamie RaSmussen
Scottsdale Bible Church
Dale Rich
Albertsons Phoenix Distribution Center
Jeff Ross
Flagstaff Top Producers Real Estate
David Rousseau
Salt River Project
Nicki Schillhahn-Amos
Fry’s Food Stores
David Schwake
Litchfield Elementary School District
Dwight Steiner
Prudential (Retired)
Paul Swartz
Schwartz Concrete Company (Retired)
Susan Wain
Scottsdale Insurance Company (Nationwide)
lee Wasko
Melton Real Estate & Redevelopment (Retired)
John Wirtjes
Salt River Project
Darrel Wood
Wood, Patel & Associates, Inc.
Horn of Plenty Staff
Terry Shannon
President & CEO // [email protected]
Beverly Damore
Chief Communications Officer
[email protected]
Chet Provorse
Photo Editor // [email protected]
David Imes
Art Director // [email protected]
Hazel Arce
Web Master // [email protected]
Staff Contributors //
Jerry Brown, Raymond Combe, Claudia Cucitro,
Sue Kaplan-Anderson, Gloria Ortega
John van Hengel
Founder Emeritus
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From the President’s Desk
There Just Isn’t Enough
F
or the majority of those served by
St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance, “not enough”
is a wearying fact of life. The Food Bank serves
hundreds of families and seniors who work,
who have an education, and who up until a few
years ago, were making it okay.
But now with unemployment and
underemployment still leaving about 20
percent of our community unable to live even
paycheck to paycheck, heartbreaking choices
must be made:
Buy medicine for
the kids’ swimmer’s
ear? Or buy food?
Pay the rent? Or buy
food? Buy a bus pass?
Or buy food? Dare
to turn on the air
conditioner? Or buy food?
There just isn’t enough.
And with summer upon us and school
out of session, these choices are made more
difficult for parents, in particular. They must
add additional childcare costs to an already
stressed budget. On top of that, without access
to the school-year’s free and reduced breakfast
and lunch programs, the family’s food budget
is strained all the more.
This is why St. Mary’s Food Bank actually
distributes more food during the summer
months than it does even during the holidays,
when we have cars lined up around our
buildings with folks seeking holiday food boxes.
Families need help—and we need your help
to help them.
This time of the year, with food distribution
totals at their highest, is also the same time of
the year our donations
dip to their lowest levels.
Terry Shannon
It’s easy to understand
why—donors are often elsewhere, or are
planning to be elsewhere. With summer travel
plans top of mind, remembering that donation
to the Food Bank often slips to the bottom of
the to-do list.
Many, many of our donors are also those
who struggle themselves, and this time of
the year, when faced with some of the same
budget issues as our
clients, there just isn’t the
extra $10 or $20 to send
along.
The St. Mary’s Food
Bank summer awareness
campaign, Send Hunger
Packing, is designed to remind us all that
“hunger doesn’t take a vacation.” In the pages
of this issue of the Horn of Plenty, you’ll read
about corporate and individual donors in
our community who are stepping up to the
challenge to make sure that no one goes
without this time of the year.
Our gratitude knows no bounds. Because of
you, we can all work together to make those
agonizing budget decisions a little easier
for those struggling in our neighborhoods.
Because of your support, at least when it comes
to food, we can make sure that there is enough.
Families need help—
and we need your help
to help them.
Sincerely,
A DIFFERENT KIND OF FOOD “DRIVE”
E
mployees from US Airways took time out
from their day of volunteering at St. Mary’s
Food Bank Alliance’s Del E. Webb Distribution
Center to pose in front of one of the more than
40 tractor trailer and refrigerated trucks that
now sport the US Airways logo. Becoming the
official airline of St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance is
just one example of the US Airways commitment
to helping in the day-to-day battle against hunger—
from their “Jetsetter” status to the hundreds of
volunteer hours logged by the company’s “Do Crew.”
Terry Shannon
President & CEO
R
ecognizing the incredible demands
on Arizona food banks to provide for
an increased number of hungry families
across the state, the Arizona Hunger
Campaign—a collaborative effort between
local and national corporations, numerous
faith organizations, various business
and community leaders and the Arizona
Broadcasters Association—was created
with the ambitious goal of collecting 5
million pounds of food this year to help
meet the need of food banks in the Valley.
St. Mary’s is among those benefitting
from the work of the AHC, and the
first two events held by the group have
combined to collect nearly a quarter
million pounds for the Food Bank alone.
Things kicked off on May 6 when more
than 30,000 pounds of Tyson chicken
and other protein items were delivered
to the US Airways Center for distribution
to many of St. Mary’s partner agencies
in the Valley. Sports icons including
Larry Fitzgerald and Kurt Warner, Luis
Gonzalez and Jerry Colangelo, Anne
Meyers Drysdale and Steve Kerr were on
hand to lend their support to the project.
Then in June, the AHC coordinated with
churches around the Valley for a special
Father’s Day Food Drive. St. Mary’s worked
with three different congregations—
Christ Church of the Valley and New
Life Community Church in Peoria and
Scottsdale Bible Church—and collected
more than 200,000 pounds of food and
more than $15,000 in donations that
will be used to fill emergency food boxes
during the summer months.
St. Mary’s would like to thank the
Arizona Hunger Campaign for its
commitment to helping solve the issue
of food insecurity; Tyson Hunger Relief
for their continued support of St. Mary’s
and the members of Christ Church of
the Valley, New Life Community Church
and Scottsdale Bible Church for their
overwhelming support of the hungry in
their community.
GIRL SCOUTS & SHAMROCK FARMS
“MOOO-VE” HUNGER ASIDE
O
n May 18, St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance
welcomed members of the Girl Scouts
Arizona Pine Council and Shamrock Farms
representatives in accepting an annual “Cookies
and Milk” donation to the Food Bank.
For the ninth consecutive year, the Girl Scouts
and Shamrock have worked together to donate
Girl Scout cookies and a matching donation of
Shamrock milk to help stock the Food Bank shelves
just as the critical summer months approach.
With channels 5 and 15 on hand to capture
the action, more than 8,000 boxes of cookies and
8,000 cartoons of Shamrock milk were donated
and quickly added to some of the 30,000-plus
emergency food boxes that St. Mary’s distributes
each month.
St. Mary’s Food Bank appreciates the Girl
Scout and Brownie troops all over the Valley
who collected donated cookies; Roxie the
famous Shamrock spokescow, and all of the
great people at Shamrock. A big thank you also
goes out to the people in the community who
purchased extra boxes of cookies as a special
surprise for those needing food assistance.
St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance
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Summer ’10
Community Kitchen
Unveils New Logo
2010
2000
2007
FRY’S FOOD STORES “SEND HUNGER PACKING”
WITH DAY OF CARING AT ST. MARY’S
T
he St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance
Community Kitchen program
celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.
Here’s a look at how the program’s logos
have changed over time.
Started in 2000, the Community
Kitchen helps individuals who struggle
with unemployment and poverty gain
the skills necessary for a job that offers
a living wage, benefits and opportunities
for advancement. While learning vital
foodservice and life skills in a 16-week
program, students also prepare meals for
agencies serving those in need. More than
300 students have graduated from the
program since the first graduating class of
10 in June 2000.
S
howing the true spirit of giving that exemplifies the St. Mary’s Food
Bank Alliance summer campaign to “Send Hunger Packing,” Fry’s
Food Stores spent a tremendous morning June 18 at the Food Bank’s
Del E. Webb Distribution Center, making donations of food, funds and
volunteer hours.
Fry’s President Jon Flora kicked off the day with a generous and
exciting surprise—a $20,000 check collected from February’s “Birdies
for Charity” Program at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, a
figure that was increased by another $10,000 thanks to a donation
by St. Mary’s friends at the Thunderbirds. Additionally, Flora added
an additional $20,000 check, rounding out the donation to $50,000,
commemorating Fry’s 50th anniversary as a company.
Attention then turned to the warehouse receiving area as Fry’s
friends from Kellogg’s donated a tractor truckload of cereals, snacks
and other products designed to fill the more than 30,000 emergency
food boxes St. Mary’s distributes into the community each month. More
than two dozen Fry’s volunteers were also on hand to build hundreds of
food boxes that were quickly distributed.
Sunrise Mountain High School Hosts “Empty Bowls” Event
S
unrise Mountain High School in Peoria raised more than $1,700 for St.
Mary’s Food Bank Alliance by hosting an “Empty Bowls” event on April 9.
Taking part in the nationwide “Empty Bowls” effort to raise
money and awareness to end hunger, NYPD Pizza provided
an entire Italian dinner—pasta, bread, salad and drink—
for only $10, with all proceeds going to St. Mary’s. In
addition, everyone who purchased a dinner received an
empty, handmade, ceramic bowl to serve as a reminder
of the many people in the community whose bowls are
literally empty each day.
The bowls were created by Sunrise Mountain ceramics
instructor Frank Eager and the Advanced Ceramics Class.
Carolyn Reyes, David Bradley and the school’s Decca Club and
Student Council organized the event and silent auction.
B
aseball Hall of Famer Ferguson
Jenkins presented a check
for $2,100 to St. Mary’s Food
Bank Alliance Development
Officer Christina Calio before a Chicago
Cubs spring training game on March
29 at HohoKam Stadium in Mesa. The
Food Bank was one of the recipients of
proceeds from Jenkins’ annual “Fergie &
Friends” charity baseball game held on
March 17. Dave Stewart, Rollie Fingers,
Bill Buckner and many other former
stars took part in the game.
FOOD BANK’S “DIAPER DUMP” HELPS COVER UNMET NEED
S
eeking to ease the burden on low-income families and seniors on
fixed incomes who struggle to afford diapers, St. Mary’s Food Bank
Alliance is asking churches, schools, scout troops, employee groups and
individuals to also consider collecting disposable diapers for the Food
Bank’s new Diaper Program.
For years, St. Mary’s has assisted the Valley of the Sun Diaper
Community Bank in the collection of more than 1 million diapers
since its creation in 2002. The diaper bank has now handed over daily
operation of the diaper program to the Food Bank, which held a “Diaper
Dump” at Sunflower Farmers Market in north Phoenix on May 1.
Teaming with Discount Tire, 98.7 FM The Peak, KTAR AM/FM
and Sunflower Farmers Markets, thousands of diapers were collected
in a donated dump truck during the daylong event. Diapers will be
distributed to partner agencies of the Food Bank, helping families and
seniors who often must choose between purchasing these items and
paying for other critical items such as housing and utilities.
A healthy change of diapers can cost $100 a month or more, and the
current economic conditions put this expense out of reach for many.
Safety-net programs like Women, Infants and Children (WIC), Medicare
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and SNAP (food stamps) do not cover the cost of baby and adult diapers.
“Even in less stressful and dire times, families struggle to pay for
diapers,” said St. Mary’s President and CEO Terry Shannon. “This year
our partner agencies report increased demand from families and from
people who have lost their jobs or homes in this economy. We are
indebted to those in the community who can support our new diaper
program with their diaper or monetary donations.”
To help, Discount Tire served as a Diaper Dump location during the
entire month of May, receiving thousands more diapers from public
donations as well as cash gifts that give St. Mary’s the ability to buy
more diapers at a lower price.
The Food Bank still has a waiting list of organizations around the
state hoping to become part of the diaper program. Organizing a diaper
drive is as easy as asking church members to bring in an unopened
package of disposable diapers to services, or holding an office contest to
see which area can collect the most diapers.
Those interested in holding a drive can contact Ray Combe at St. Mary’s,
(602) 343-3173.
ARIZONANS DONATED MORE THAN A MILLION
POUNDS OF FOOD TO “STAMP OUT HUNGER”
T
he Arizona
members
of the National
Association of
Letter Carriers
collected more than one
million pounds of food donations from
mailboxes around the state and delivered it
to appreciative food banks during the 18th
annual “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive on
May 8.
The largest single-day food drive in the
United States, “Stamp Out Hunger” has now
topped the 1 billion-pound mark nationwide
since its inception in 1992, with final collection
totals for 2010 ending at a one-year record of
77.1 million pounds—a five percent increase
over the 73.4 million pounds collected in 2009.
For St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance, the 442,
130 pounds collected by 25 postal stations
in Phoenix and the West Valley represents a
6.5 percent increase over the 414, 300 pounds
donated in 2009. Food banks around the state
reported similar increases in 2010, as the
public responded generously to the increased
demand for emergency food around Arizona.
“On behalf of our more than 500 partner
agencies and those who visit St. Mary’s on a
daily basis in search of emergency food,
I extend my sincerest gratitude to everyone
who responded and donated food to help the
Food Bank replenish its reserves heading
into the long summer months,” said Terry
Shannon, St. Mary’s President and CEO. “I also
want to thank the dedicated members of the
National Association of Letter Carriers for all
their hard work—from delivering the reminder
cards and food bags prior to the drive to
collecting and sorting all the donations on a
hot May Saturday in the Valley.
“The fruits of their labor will quickly find its
way to hungry Arizonans who have come to
rely on the Food Bank just as we have come to
rely on ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ to help us survive
the summer demand by our community.”
HUNGER DOESN’T TAKE A VACATION
Mayfield also spoke about their longtime
support for St. Mary’s.
The scene was repeated on June 5 in Flagstaff with a gathering
of local business and government leaders enjoying a lunch
provided by Fry’s Food Stores. With Director of Northern Arizona
Development and Operations Eric Wolverton and the Food Bank’s
Northern Arizona Advisory Council Chairman Gene Munger
serving as masters of ceremonies, KNAU’s John Stark was honored
as the 2010 Media Champion in Flagstaff.
For ways to help Send Hunger Packing this summer, visit www.
firstfoodbank.org for a listing the various drives and events held to
benefit St. Mary’s.
The summer poses many special challenges in Arizona, but
hunger can be even more inescapable than the heat for those who
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don’t know where
their next meal
will come from.
Only though
community
support in
monetary
donations,
food drives
and time spent
volunteering, can St. Mary’s can continue to serve its 500
partner agencies at more than 700 locations in three-quarters
of Arizona’s counties and put out the word that it’s time to Send
Hunger Packing. » Jerry Brown
St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance
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Summer ’10
Hullabaloo Supports
Flagstaff Outreach
F
lagstaff’s Absolute Bikes raffled a donated bicycle from
Electra Bikes to benefit St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance
at the July 10 inaugural Hullabaloo event at Wheeler
Park. Proceeds totaled nearly $700 and will be used to
support the Food Bank’s Flagstaff
facility, which distributes throughout
Northern Arizona. Special thanks
go out to Absolute Bikes, The Green
Room, Greenhouse Productions and
the entire Hullabaloo volunteer force.
Northern Arizona Advisory Council
Marty Laurel
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Jeff Ross
Flagstaff Top Producers Real Estate
Gene Munger
Chairman
Dr. Margaret Ann Hughes
Northern Arizona University
Stephanie McKinney
National Bank of Arizona
Steve D. Smith
W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
Paul Giguere
Flagstaff Family YMCA
Janis Hunt
Simply Delicious Catering
Bill Packard
Packard Construction Co.
Lindajean Western
Northern Arizona University
Heidi Hansen
Arizona Daily Sun
Laura Kelly
Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra
Julie Pastrick
Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce
Eric Wolverton
St. Mary’s Food Bank Flagstaff
Natalie Harlan
Flagstaff Med. Center Foundation
Dave Klensin
Nestle Purina
Nancy Pool
W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
Barbara Worgess
Coconino Co. Health Dept.
WELLS FARGO GIVES GRANT TO ST. MARY’S FLAGSTAFF FACILITY
A
ware that St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance food supplies in Flagstaff were depleted after its response to the weather emergencies
in Northern Arizona this winter, Wells Fargo Bank gave the Food Bank a special grant of $3,000 to help offset costs and
replenish inventories.
Reacting to requests from the Arizona National Guard
and other emergency bureaus after more than four feet
of snow fell across areas of Northern Arizona, St. Mary’s
delivered more than 2,000 emergency food boxes to
Holbrook for distribution to those stranded throughout
the Navajo and Hopi nations. Wells Fargo understood
that all this was going on while the day-to-day demand
for emergency food was already at record levels, and
wanted to help make sure the Food Bank was able to
respond to the needs of all who needed help.
Director of Northern Arizona Development and
Operations Eric Wolverton accepted the check from
Wells Fargo’s Veronica Brogni. The money will provide
enough food to distribute more than 20,000 meals
throughout Flagstaff and Northern Arizona. Wells Fargo
will continue their efforts to fight hunger in July with a
statewide food drive. More information is available at
Wells Fargo branches.
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NAAC Chairman’s Update
Going to Extremes
I
t has been
a year of
emergency
extremes—
massive amounts
of snow in the
winter, raging
wildfires
threatening our
neighbors’ homes
gene munger this summer.
And, sadly, there
are those who live in our community
with the most extreme kind of
emergency: hunger.
Through it all, for those who need
help in an emergency or for those
who need a little more help for a
longer period of time, the Flagstaff
facility of St. Mary’s Food Bank
Alliance is there to help.
Serving more than 29,000 square
miles (the size of the state of Indiana)
within Apache, Navajo, Coconino,
Yavapai, and Mohave counties, the
Food Bank’s Flagstaff location works
with other partner agencies to
assure food gets to those who need
it the most. With two tractor trailers
distributing throughout the region,
the St. Mary’s Flagstaff facility also
services the Navajo, Hopi, Havasupai
and Hualapai nations—distributing
enough food to provide almost 1
million meals each month.
To help guide efforts in this
diverse region, the Food Bank’s
Northern Arizona Advisory Council
works to assist the Food Bank in the
accomplishment of its mission: the
gathering and distributing of food to
feed the hungry.
The Council meets quarterly and
members use their professional and
technical skills to guide and support
the organization’s work in Northern
Arizona. In addition, members help
identify other decision-makers
in local businesses, professional
corporations and governments who
can assist the Food Bank in the
region.
I urge you to consider joining
the effort. Your help is needed
to continue the good work of the
Food Bank Alliance. If this valuable
resource were to disappear… Well,
that’s a scenario too extreme to
imagine.
Northern Arizona
News
Flagstaff’s 50th Mile
Celebration Benefits
Food Bank
T
he Flagstaff facility of St. Mary’s Food
Bank Alliance was the beneficiary of a
July celebration marking the completion of
the 50th mile of planned urban trail in the
city of Flagstaff. Vice mayor Celia Barotz
read a proclamation from Mayor Sara
Presler and unveiled a monument marking
the historic spot at the downtown train
station in historic downtown Flagstaff.
The city plans to create 120 miles of urban
trails by 2020. Participants in the event
also included Flagstaff City Manager Kevin
Burke, City Councilman Scott Overton,
Art Babbitt, Karla Brewster and Coconino
County Board of Supervisors Carl Taylor,
Matt Ryan, and Mandy Metzger.
Those interested in joining the
Northern Arizona Advisory Council of
St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance should
call (928) 779-4267.
NAU LUMBERJACKS “SPRING
INTO ACTION” TO HELP
ST. MARY’S FOOD BANK
M
ore than 100 volunteers from the
Northern Arizona University
athletics department manned food
and cash donation boxes at 10 locations
around Flagstaff on April 16 and 17 for the
inaugural “Spring into Action” Food Drive
to benefit the St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance
Northern Arizona facility.
Donors brought non-perishable food items
to Albertsons, Arizona Music Pro, Fry’s Food
Stores, Sam’s Club and Walmart in Flagstaff
to help St. Mary’s restock the shelves of their
Northern Arizona facility for the spring
months. More than half the food donations
St. Mary’s receives arrive in November and
December and supplies were quickly depleted
this year due to increased local need and the
Food Bank’s disaster relief response to victims
of the huge snowfalls on the Navajo and Hopi
reservations.
St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance
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Summer ’10
Fourth Annual National
Student Food Drive
Kicks Off this Fall
REGISTER NOW: MOUNTAIN
BIKE RACE IN COOL PINES
TO BENEFIT FOOD BANK
Good Will
I
T
W
t will soon be back to school time, and this fall
will mark the 4th annual National Student
Food Drive, with high schools from around the
Valley competing to collect the most food and
cash donations—and seeking to dethrone threetime champion Mountain Ridge High School—to
claim the coveted John van Hengel Memorial Cup.
St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance has a list
of committed and active sponsors for this
year’s event, including Harkins Theatres, the
Phoenix Coyotes, Revolution Tea, Sara Lee,
US Airways and KEZ-FM (99.9). The drive will
kick off with a party and information session
at the Food Bank’s Del E. Webb Distribution
Center where student representatives and
faculty advisors will enjoy dinner and receive
information on the drive and ideas on how to
creatively increase donations.
Early leaders in the food drive can win a live
KEZ radio remote at their school (schools must
attend the kickoff party to be eligible) and other
fun prizes. The winners will have their school
name engraved on the John van Hengel Memorial
Cup and will be able to keep it for the duration
of the school year. Mr. van Hengel founded St.
Mary’s Food Bank, the world’s first food bank, in
1967 and is responsible for taking the concept of
food banking world-wide.
There is still time for service organizations,
clubs, student governments, or even a classroom,
to represent their school and take on the
challenge of helping to feed the hungry in
Arizona.
For more information, contact St. Mary’s Food
Drive Coordinator Chet Provorse at (602) 343-3169
or by email at [email protected]
he picturesque forests of Flagstaff will
again be the site of the 9th Annual
Absolute Bikes/St. Mary’s Food Bank—
Flagstaff Old-Fashioned Mountain Bike
Race on Aug. 21st.
More than 200 mountain bikers ranging
in age from 10 to 60 took part in last
year’s bike race, and an even larger field
is expected this year. Men and women in
three different ability divisions, as well
as teens, will tackle the 10-mile course
through the Coconino National Forest,
vying for trophies and cash prizes. All
proceeds from the event will benefit the St.
Mary’s Food Bank’s Flagstaff facility. More
$7,000 was raised in 2009 with hopes of a
similar result this year.
St. Mary’s Food Bank serves more than 29,000 square miles within Apache, Navajo,
Coconino, Yavapai, and Mohave counties—an area the size of the state of Indiana—out of
the Flagstaff facility. Two tractor trailers operate daily out of the warehouse, distributing
more than 11 million pounds of food this fiscal year, or enough food to provide nearly one
million meals a month to regional agency partners, including the Navajo, Hopi, Havasupai
and Hualapai nations.
A popular event, the Old-Fashioned Mountain Bike Race runs on 65 percent single-track
and 35 percent dirt road, climbing over 800 feet during each lap. The race begins at 9 a.m.
and is limited to the first 300 entrants. There are men’s and women’s divisions in Expert/
Pro and Single-speed (three laps), Sport and Beginner levels. There is also a children’s race
immediately following the adult event.
The entry fee includes five tickets in a raffle for prizes, including a Specialized 2010
Stumpjumper FSR Pro M5 bike frame.
Phillip Tinstman was the overall pro sport champion among the men in 2009, while
Melanie Meyers was the pro sport champion for the women. Absolute Bikes hosts an
awards ceremony after the event with free pizza and drinks. Prizes include trophies for the
top three places in each category and gift certificates to Absolute Bikes.
T
argeting one of the most-need
items to fill emergency food boxes,
the North Scottsdale Chamber of
Commerce continued their support of
St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance with a
“Ton of Tuna” food drive.
On June 12, the NSCC board
visited the Food Bank’s Del E. Webb
Distribution Center with more than
1,100 pounds of tuna in tow—collected
during their drive. The tuna will be a
much-needed protein component in
emergency food boxes—and arrives at
a time of year when demand for food
www.FirstFoodBank.org
is at its height and when donations
traditionally decline.
After delivering the tuna, chamber
members rolled up their sleeves and
packed hundreds of emergency food
boxes themselves. The NSCC is also
making St. Mary’s Food Bank one of the
recipients of their third annual charity
golf tournament, which will be held
in September at the Westin Kierland
Resort. That completes the Food Bank
“trifecta”—donating food, time and
money—to help Send Hunger Packing this
summer.
By creating good wills, we create good will among those we
honor through our wills. They will remember us for our foresight,
generosity and thoughtfulness.
An ineffective, out-of-date will is, of course, a bad will. And such a
will can create bad will among others, especially family members. It
is far better to take the time and make sure a good will is in place.
As a person of good will, you will want a good will. Perhaps,
for you, this means calling an attorney today to establish an
appointment to prepare a will or to revise an existing will. If you
do not know a good estate-planning attorney, ask your banker or
financial planner for recommendations. If you like, we can assist you
in locating an attorney who can draft a good will. » Claudia Cucitro
If you have questions about wills and estate planning, or would like
to receive a free Wills Information Kit, please contact Claudia Cucitro,
Director of Planned Giving and Grants, at (602) 343-3144 or email
[email protected]
POUND FOR POUND CHALLENGERS MAKE
ST. MARY’S “THE BIGGEST WINNER”
P
Those interested in participating are encouraged to register online at
www.absolutebikes.net.
NORTH SCOTTSDALE CHAMBER OF
COMMERCE REELS IN A TON OF TUNA
8 e all like people of good will. This is because they are positive,
generous and uplifting to be around. They tend to be cheerful
and optimistic. People of good will make life more enjoyable for others.
The term “good will” also applies to businesses and organizations.
This intangible asset adds value to the more measurable aspects of
facilities, products, programs and personnel. A business with good
will enjoys a positive presence in the community.
The same is true of nonprofit organizations like St. Mary’s Food
Bank Alliance. We have learned that a positive reputation goes a long
way toward attracting volunteerism and financial support. We want
to expand our good will as far and wide as we can.
“Good will” can also apply to estate planning. We express our good
will through a good will. And a good will is a whole lot better than a
careless or faulty will. Or even no will at all.
Here is a list of items a good will can accomplish. Does your will do
these things?
• Make charitable bequests.
• Name personal
representative.
• Name guardian(s) for minor
children.
• Possibly reduce or eliminate
estate taxes.
• Designate who will receive
personal items.
• Establish family trusts and
name trustees.
• Care for special family needs.
SUNS FANS DONATE FOOD
St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance
AT
“CAN L.A.” PLAYOFF RALLY
President and CEO Terry
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Chairman
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NAC,
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the elected
Lakers,
representative
Suns fans showed their spirit for the team
and the
fight
against hunger during a May 21 “Can L.A.” rally at
body
of the
members. USThe
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banks
and cheer
and helps
on Grant
set goals
Hill, and
Steve Nash and Amar’e Stoudemire
policies
in person.
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affect
than
the 300
entire
pounds of non-perishable food items
membership.
were collected
Terry’s
during
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thebegan
rally.
in St.
January
Mary’s
and
wishes
runs through
to thank its great Food Bank partners from
2010.
the Phoenix
Chairmanship
Suns and
of the
KTVK
NAC(Channel 3) for including the issue
includes
of hunger
a amid
seat on
“Sunsmania”
the Feeding and congratulates the team on a
America
great season.
Board of Directors.
ublic participation in the “Pound-for-Pound Challenge”
through the NBC television show The Biggest Loser made St.
Mary’s Food Bank Alliance a big winner for the second year.
With the website officially closed on June 30, more than
2,400 “challengers” had selected St. Mary’s Food Bank as their
food bank of choice as they pledged to lose weight in the spirit
of those competing on the show. Those challengers pledged a
combined weight loss of nearly 73,000 pounds, which “Pound
For Pound” sponsors Yoplait, Subway, 24 Hour Fitness, Kroger
and Walgreens will match with a donation of 14 cents per
pound pledged.
Through the 2010 challenge, more than $10,300 was
raised for St. Mary’s Food Bank, doubling the total from last
year, when The Biggest Loser cameras visited the St. Mary’s
Del E. Webb Distribution Center
during last season’s show
to see Food Bank’s work
in the community and
highlighted families
the donations touch
on a daily basis. This
year’s total places
St. Mary’s among
the top 20 finishers
nationwide and
will provide enough
food to distribute
75,000 meals into the
community.
St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance
9
Honor Someone Special
and feed a less fortunate family by
making a donation to the Food Bank.
When you make an Honor or Memorial
Tribute, the Food Bank will send your honoree
(or their family) a card notifying them of your
special gift. Their name(s) will also be included
in a future issue of the Horn of Plenty.
We make it easy! Mail your Tribute in the
enclosed envelope; visit www.FirstFoodBank.org
(click on the Donations tab and find the special
link to Tribute Donations); or call Gloria Ortega at
(602) 343-3153 to make your Tribute by phone.
Fera Coldwell
John Maclellan
Joan Hansen
Roy Hansen
Joe Lauinger
Donald & Cassandra Webster
Alvina “Winnie” Alvarez
Art & Lee Atonna
Kenneth Cook
Mr. & Mrs. Gene Jenik
Willard Wayne Henson
Delores Henson
Tom & Jen Leale
Frank J. Leale
Dolores Alvarez
Mrs. Lynn Levin and Mr . Gregory Levin
Charles Coppinger
Mark Estes
Sharon Lettiere
Shelly Lettiere
Effat Aminian
Nafisi Khosnow
Jayne Amon
Pascarella DeLorenzo
Bill Crowe
Mr. & Mrs. Al Goldberg
Mr. Jared Govorko, on behalf of
Cisco/AB
Mr. & Mrs. Zygfryd Oborski
Dan Armstrong
Mr. & Mrs. Philip Watson
Frank A. Cucitro, Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. Frank A. Cucitro
Tara Nicole Balagat
Mary R. Balagat
Vicky Deur
Patricia Murdock
Roland Bard
Betty Bard
Mary Frances Dehoff
Kenneth Dehoff
Nellie Bawol
Mr. Philip Bawol
George Diggles III
Donn Thorvilson
Leon Beckmann
Mary K. Sutton
Bonnie E. Downey
Richard Downey
Emil Bender
Mr. & Mrs. John Bogert
Margaret B. Ebert
William B. Ebert
Cole Berggreen
Mr. & Mrs. Vincent Honan
Mary Echeverria
Mr. & Mrs. Bill Gray
Ralph Bidne
Clarice Bielski
Col. Dick Ehrlick
Mrs. Gilbert Opp
Whitey’s and Brian’s Birthdays
Mrs. Clarice Bielski
Priscilla Faymonville, My Mother
LaVerne Faymonville
William David Hinz
Abalos & Associates, PLLC
Andrew & Nan Arena
Mr. & Mrs. Dean Babbitt
Bob & Nancy Bayless
Biddulph Oldsmobile, Inc.
Pam Blue
Thomas G. Chilton, Jr.
Jim Click, Jr.
The Clifford Family
Ardyce Cronin
Arthur & Dianne Damiano
Geoffrey Denemport
Jim & Mimi Dew
G. Edstrom
Steve Goumas
Russell & Donna Grisanti
Higley Foundation
Mr. & Mrs. George Hinz
Mr. & Mrs. Terry Hoeschler
Robert Howard
Mr. & Mrs. David E. Jackson
Jon & Patricia Jagger
John P. Kanaley
Kenneth D. Kroese
The Susan and David McPherson
Family Fund
Judith & Donald Mori
Mrs. B. R. Pennington
Jeanne Silverberg
Alberta Stanley
David & Sandra Stanley
Mr. & Mrs. Greg Stanley
The Watters Family
White Mountain Country Club, WGA
Mr. & Mrs. Bill Wilemon
Richard Boland
Mr. & Mrs. D.M. Yalung
Manuela Flores
Joan & John Bogert
Peter, Juan, & Louise Bowman
James Bowman
Susan M. Fox
Richard & Judith Fox
John Boylan
Gretchen Paulsen & Boylan Family
Randi Freeman
Mike & Cris McCarthy
Lucille Bradshaw
Mr. Lawrence Bradshaw
Lowell “Jake” Garrett
Mrs. Catherine Garrett
Sean Michael Flannery Brice
Glenice Carol Graham
Kathleen Roediger
Mickey & Dave Zehrbach
Gilbert Gehant
Charlene Greene
In Memory Of
Peter Georges
Cindy Meaux
Sharon Schwartz
Beverly “Bud” Burke
Betsy Ajeman
Mr. Jay Binsfeld
Dana Butler
Kathie Butler
Linda M. Collins
Claudia & Frank Cucitro
Beverly Damore
Ralph & Carolyn Diamond
Penelope Ewen
Anita Hart
Kathleen Jeffords
Debby McCarthy
Monica & Val Nitzsche
Sun Cornerstone Group, Inc.
Bruce Thoeny
Barbara Wood
Joan Gesswein
Dorothy Braun
Laura Glodstein
Gloria Lederman
Jeffrey Gordon
Norman Palmer & Myra Singer
Austin R. Grant
Sally Cohen
Doria Green
Mr. & Mrs. Leo Redmann
Stephen “Skip” Butler
Mr. & Mrs. Stephen R. Butler, Jr.
Judy K. Gans
Joan Carmody
Mr. & Mrs E. E. Haasis
Jeremy Cheesman
Jack Cheesman
Joie Clark
Mr. & Mrs. C.W. Hanie
Julie E. Grimmett, My Wife for 63 years
Henry E. Grimmett
Arleen Burberg
Harvey Turkheimer
Bob Hagen
Marcheta Hagen
L. Hammel
L.M. Koch
Richard Cline, Jr.
Bob & Kathleen Jendrick
Kathy L. Hanke
Charles & Sharon Green
Ricky Hanke
Shawna Hanke
Ellis Cohen
Sally Cohen
Richard Hensel
Carol & Marc Davis
10 www.FirstFoodBank.org
Elizabeth Hobaica
Paul Hobaica
Marion Hoff
Diana & Jamie Sanderson
Gloria Hogle
Albert Artigas
Maurine Ikle
Nancy Kinney
Chuck Jezulin
William Svoboda
Dolores A. Joiner
Donald Joiner
Richard Kietzmann
Susan Gallup
Nanette Bourne, on behalf of DRS
TSI ID
Bill & Sandy Ingaldson
Lindsay & Annie
Annabelle Kiraly
Lorraine Kiraly
Jennifer Kohl
Patricia Johnson
Chris Kohnen
Sharon Willey
Karen Sue Koontz
The Wardzinski Family
Leslie Kovats
Catharyn Kovats
Jerry Kowalski
Juereta Smith
Robert I. Kramer
Rosellen Kramer
Martin LaBendz
Mr. & Mrs. Joe Straining
Virginia Lagergren
Charles & Karen Lagergren
Dr. Allen S. Lipschultz
Arizona Heart Hospital
Ian Ackerman
Charles Arnold
Beatituoes Age Link
Dr. & Mrs. Cash Beechler
Lois Bowers
Ben & Gwenn Chaiken
Diane & Brian Chalk
Dr. John Curtin
Dr. Richard Engle
Mr. & Mrs. Greg Eveloff
Ron & Darlene Frey
Bradley & Barbara Gordon
Norman & Barbara Gould
Michael & Helen Greenberg
Donna Hall
Stephen & Victoria Hoffman
Dr. Vincent & Mrs. Lorna Honan
Barry & Becca Hornstein
Nat & Sue Howell
Dr. Jeff & Mrs. Marion Isaacs
Robert Katzman
Donald & Joelle Lawson
Dr. Marc & Mrs. Lori Lee
Dr. Bernie & Mrs. Shirley Levine
Steven, Helene, Beth & David Levin
Janet Maday
Dr. Marshall & Mrs. Lesley Lustgarten
Dr. & Mrs. Walter Magen
Dr. Stephen & Mrs. Marti Nathan
Mardell Newman
Dr. & Mrs. Laurance Nilsen
North Phoenix Heart Center
Nancy Nutley
Mary Ann Picardo
Bernice Reiman
Dr. Rockowitz & Staff
Norman & Carolyn Saville
Mark & Wendy Seleznov
Lee Silverthorn
Dan & Katherine Simon
Michael & Noreen Shcolnik
Pat & Bob Ternes
Dr. William Weese
Dan & Lynda Ziskin
Kathleen Faye Loeb
City of Glendale HR & Risk
Management Staff
Manny Lomeli’s Mother, Carmen
Janet Cooper
Joseph Lower
Laurine Lower
Joan Lundberg
Erika & Fred Reichert
Mr. & Mrs. Larry P. Smith
Richard J. Lyng
Regina Lyng
Gordon Maag
Mr. & Mrs. Leo Redmann
Kathleen L. Marletta, My Mother
Steve Marletta
Gerald “Jerry” Martin
Pacific Air Reps, Inc.
Valda Fern Maves
Beatrice Williford
Lola May
Shirley Frye
Robby Mayasich
Dr. Kristina Campbell
Kenneth McCartan
Arizona Cancer Specialist
Judy Bell
Mr. & Mrs. Jeremy Carson
Caren Corbett
The Casey Family
Jim Dunham
Jennifer Goins
Lois Grove
Paul & Faye Howard
Peter Hueller
Peggy Kinder
Alice Leonard
Steven & Heidi Long
Ken & Colleen Mackowiak
Mechanical Heating, Inc.
Angie Miller
Rosemary Rhodes
Jerry & Sandy Smith
Jerry Steinmetz
Kien Tran
Sheila Wiman
tributes: March 1st through May 31st, 2010
ributes
Summer ’10
Wayne & Kay Pfeifer
Louis Pfeifer
Curt Sorem
Senior Helpers of the West Valley
Stephanie Yee
The Banko Group
Joseph O. Phillips
Karen Wilson
Dalton Speece
Shirley Dimich
Jeanne Youell
Beverly Kurth
Mr. & Mrs. Frank Piazza
Joseph Piazza
Edward & Hortencia Young
Mary Young
Michael Hoffman—Congratulations on
your High School Graduation!
Carol Fara
Margaret Running
Cliff Running
Norman Zadnoff
Phyllis Young
Edward Kech
Marilyn K. Givens
Gloria Santos—Happy Birthday!
Karen Peterson
Antonio Pinheiro
Jose & Gargarida Desousa
Martha Spinozzi
Larry & Janice Buxton
Judy & Joseph Capriotti
Tony & Joyce Comunale
The Kocher Family, John, Kathleen &
Matthew
Anita & Fred Witte
Lynne & Edward Zwick
Albert Zigg
Board of Directors, Biltmore Greens
HOA
Regina Dalton Knapp—Friendship
Carolyn Westfall
Donald Schira—Happy Birthday!
Gregory & Lynn Levin
Donald B. Playman
Robert Playman
Leonard Suminski
Mary Suminski
Lucille Kobylarcik—My 88th Birthday!
Max Schnieder—Happy 3rd Birthday!
Shari & Tim Miller
Sue Pierso
J. L. Fricano
Constance Fascia McCarthy
Linda Marshall
Teresa Posey
Pamela Bir
George B. Bir & Family
Elenora Q. Tchirky
Giselle, Leah, Les & Septiana, Marine
Management Area Science Program
Donna McGurck
Duane & Virginia Whitfield
Lenore Rashkow
Norman Palmer
Fred Thibeault
Frances Thibeault
Lloyd Medansky
Myra Singer
Barbara Regginello
Mr. & Mrs. Terry Williams
Charlie Thiergart
Phyllis A. Guzzetta
Linda S. Herman
In Honor Of
Can Angels
Sally Straite
Dee Arganbright & Bill Pavlicek
Congratulations on your Wedding!
Jerry & Karen Powers
Rev. Byron Ayers—Happy Father’s Day!
Betty Ayers
Linda & Arthur Hoffman
Congratulations on your 50th
Wedding Anniversary!
Mr. Fred Brill & Friends
Elizabeth Tomiko Lam—Happy 1st
Birthday!
Joyce Nouchi
Mary Lipeika
Louis Pfeifer
Mark Loftin—Best Job!
J. L. Maness Jr.
Mary Rochin—Happy Birthday!
Rosa Rochin
Delores Ruby—Happy Birthday!
Stephanie Miller
Carl and James Schneider—Father’s
Day
Margaret Schneider
Tom Smialek—You are in our prayers.
Harvey Turkheimer
Scott Smith—Happy Birthday!
Dolores “Dee” Olsen
Patrick Lyons—Thank You for Your
Business!
Your Computer Lady
Sister
Betty Bard
Annette Machock
Patricia Tarmas
Pat Snyder
Silverado Transport
Jim Marshall—Happy Birthday!
Louise Murphy
Eduardo Soto
Petra Soto
Joe Mendoza
Sally Straite
Dennis Stroble—Happy Birthday!
Carolyn Pennell
Mountain Pointe Kitchen Staff
Sally Straite
Kathy Szecsi—Get Well Wishes
Jennie Conroy
June Warren Moyer—Get Well Soon!
Leah, Tami, Karla, Steve, Paul, & Nancy
Dr. & Mrs. Lester Tenney—Happy 50th
Anniversary!
George Puchall
Stephanie Medugno
Mr. & Mrs. Frank A. Cucitro
John Ribbens
Virginia & Duane Whitfield
Tillie Anne Meyer
Alice Kucharski
Mary Rice
Carol Ann Desarmeaux
Warren Mittelstaedt
Deloris Mittelstaedt
Melissa Ristig
Bernard A. Ristig
Glen Moder
Barbara & Jim Plowman
Lorraine Rosenburg
Gene Schaeffer
Lyle Morris
Pinnacle West Capital Corporation
Lillian B. Ross & James U. Ross
James & Marie Ross
Laurin Mueller
Sally Cohen
Bill Rousseau
Cynthia Tubbs
Diane Tims
Gil & Susan Bernal
Jake & Jane Jacobsen
The King Family, GK, Lin, Kris & Taylor
Marla Lazere
Natalie Morrison
Jay & Gayle Weiss
My Granddaughter
Patricia Murdock
E. Henry Running, M.D.
Cliff H. Running, DDS
Robert Trabue
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Drust & AZSCS
Don Napolitano
Doris Napolitano
Rush
Betty Wirth
Auggie Trujillo
Marguerite Trujillo
Val Nitzche, Sr.
Kathie Butler
Genevieve Russell
Myra Schroot
John van Hengel
Sol Jaffe
Chris Nixon
Lisa Anthony
Rita Arnett
Kara & Dan Field
Steve & Brenda Jahn
Mission Santa Fe HOA
Carrie Morrill
Don Pickney Ministries
Linda Nixon
Kathy Simone
Debbie Smith
Elizabeth Thompson
David Sacks
Marvin Sacks
Faye Voet
Ronald Voet
Michael & Kim Dady—Congratulations
on your Wedding!
Tim & Christine Muller
David Schlueter
Susie & Jim Antil
Russell Hood
Illece Buckley-Weber
Jennie Urban
Shirley Frye
Daughter—Happy Birthday!
Betty Bard
Lance V. Viscioni
Mrs. Vito J. Viscioni
My Mother—Happy Easter!
Patricia Gaddis
Donald E. Wagner
Faye N. Hershey
Anthony Garcia—Happy Birthday!
Alfredo & Yvette Garcia
Nicole Nardi—Breast cancer healing,
please pray for her.
Jennie Conroy
Jerry Tobin—Happy Birthday!
David & Janet Martin
Al Walczak
Carol Walczak
Michael Garrett—Happy Birthday!
Mrs. Catherine Garrett
Jean Patterson—Happy Birthday!
Dolores “Dee” Olsen
Evelyn Towne—Happy Mother’s Day!
Deborah Christopher
Hazel Washington
Elsie Clewett
Chris Gilfillen—Happy Birthday!
Louise Murphy
Beth Pike—Happy Mother’s Day!
Doug & Dan
Jack Villines
Arizona Pro Solar, LLC
Thelma Waterson
Olga Walker
Linda Walker
Elizabeth Gillis—Congratulations on
Graduation from SMU!
Jeanette Sears
Douglas Pike—Happy Anniversary!
Beth Pike
Peter Walker—Father’s Day
Margaret Schneider
Bob Waytas
Joanne Oesterle
Hank Goodman—Happy 82nd Birthday!
Robert & Faye Belt
Roberta Pike—Happy Mother’s Day!
Doug, Beth, & Dan
Lisa Wieduwilt
General Dynamics C4 Systems
Zachary B. Weiner
David Weiner
Ellie Gray—Happy Birthday!
Sharon Claude
Claudia Pontius—Happy Birthday!
Dolores “Dee” Olsen
Sheila Weiss—Happy Birthday!
Marjorie Weiss
Kathleen Frances Welken
Gary & Kay Bellrichard
Bruce Halle—Happy Birthday!
Marlene Ambrose
Dr. & Mrs. Sidney Zuber
Iris Purcell—Happy Birthday!
Karen Peterson
Gene Zerlaut—Happy 80th Birthday!
Ardith McKinley
Jimmy O’Connor
Mr. & Mrs. John Corcoran
William T. Ojala
Jeanne Ojala
Roman & David Ortals
Mrs. Winifred M. Ortals
Robert Ostrowski
Mr. & Mrs. Gary Harmon
Frank A. Payne
James & Gale Payne
Catherine Peck
Mr. & Mrs. Ron Loback
Les Pepe
Rick & Jeannette Lenzi
Gordon & Sue Rule
Rebecca Wilson
Lois Petta
Linda Molloy
My Family Who Has Died
Gertrude Schultz
Aaron Hagan Senter
Darlene Hagan
Sid Shearer
Juereta Smith
Ann Singer
A.G.R.I – Associates
Clarabelle Smith
Mr. & Mrs. Frank Cucitro
James M. Smith
Patricia K. Smith
Jack Smith, My Husband
Betty Jo Smith
Louise Smith
Yvonne Knaack
Charles E. Smock
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Welnick, Sr.
Angelo Solino
Susan Fay
Nellie Soqui
Mrs. Jessie Soqui
Meryl Thomas
Steve & Susan Robinson
Prof. S. Francis Thomsin
Mr. & Mrs. John R. Bogert
Joanna Thorp
Rebecca Mounts
Richard White
Sammi Whytecap
Jeannine A. Wilke
Leonard Wilke
Carmen J. Wuitschick
David Avancena
My Sister
Betty Bard
Judie Beck—Happy Birthday!
Margaret Black
Rick & Patti Black—Congratulations on
your 55th Wedding Anniversary!
Steve & Colleen Gilla
Michael Byrnes—Best wishes for a
complete recovery.
Marguerite Trujillo
Wendell Clements—Happy Birthday!
Dolores “Dee” Olsen
John Patterson
Linda Cravens—Happy Birthday!
Joanne Piergallini
Our Parents
Nicholas & Evelyn Cardone, Jr.
Joan Heller—Happy Mother’s Day!
Will & Nancy Heller and Family
Jessie Hernandez
E. V. Hernandez
Jesusita Hernandez
E. V. Hernandez
Jim Murray—Happy 60th Birthday!
Julie Allen
Ena Wilson
Elli Myers—Bat Mitzvah
Benjamin & Colette Myers
June Myers—Happy 80th Birthday!
Ardith McKinley
My Mother & Father
The Smith Family
Joe & Ginny McLaren—Happy
Anniversary!
Margaret Mohrmann
Warren Raisane—Thank you for your
business and courtesy!
Your Computer Lady
Kelley Rao—Happy Birthday!
Mr. & Mrs. Hank Shatz
John & Jill Rissi—Happy Anniversary!
Mary Foretich
The Father, The Son, & The Holy Spirit
MSGT USAF RET, Terry Council
Louise & Jill, The Reference Library—
T
hank you for your referrals and
friendship!
Your Computer Lady
Judy, Jamie & Leah Thorvilson
Donn Thorvilson
Baby Tillman
Christina Calio
Steve Timarac—Happy Birthday!
Barbara Viliborghi
The above list includes
tributes received by St.
Mary’s Food Bank Alliance
from March 1st through
May 31, 2010. We apologize
for any listing that may
have been omitted or listed
incorrectly. Thank you!
St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance
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Summer ’10
“ROCK N’ BOX” SUMMER
CALENDAR EXPANDED
W
hat’s more fun than a monthly
Rock & Box emergency food
box packing party at St.
Mary’s Food Bank Alliance? How about
getting together twice a month?
Due to overwhelming demand, this
summer’s evening Rock & Box schedule has
been expanded to include scheduled events
twice a month through September. Last year,
more than 700 volunteers packed more than
500,000 pounds of food into nearly 35,000
boxes and the Food Bank had a waiting list of
More “Rock N’ Box”
Events for 2010
July 13
July 27
August 17
August 31
September 14
September 28
Calendar Highlights
would-be volunteers wanting to participate.
This year, the Food Bank’s Del E. Webb
Distribution Center will be filled with rock
music as volunteer groups enjoy Streets
of New York pizza and mingle with sports
mascots and other local celebrities before
getting to work.
Rock N’ Box continues every other
Tuesday night and the number of volunteers
for each event, which runs from 5 p.m. to 9
p.m., is limited, so sign up now and don’t be
left out of the fun.
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