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St. Mary's Food Bank Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 08/23/2013: St. Mary's Food Bank

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 07/14/2014: ST MARYS FOOD BANK ALLIANCE

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AKA  SMFBA
Phoenix, AZ
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Basic Organization Information

St. Mary's Food Bank Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 08/23/2013: St. Mary's Food Bank

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 07/14/2014: ST MARYS FOOD BANK ALLIANCE

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Also Known As: SMFBA
Physical Address: Phoenix, AZ 85009 1518
EIN: 23-7353532
Web URL: www.firstfoodbank.org 
Blog URL: firstfoodbank.wordpress.com/ 
NTEE Category: K Agriculture, Food, Nutrition
K31 Food Banks, Food Pantries
Ruling Year: 1974 


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Mission Statement

To alleviate hunger through the gathering and distribution of food while encouraging self-sufficiency, collaboration, advocacy and education.

Legitimacy Information

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Annual Revenue & Expenses

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Fiscal Year Starting: July 1, 2011
Fiscal Year Ending: June 30, 2012

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Leadership

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Ms. Beverly Damore

Leadership Statement:

Now more than ever our neighbors – the  working poor, seniors on fixed incomes, the children living in poverty, the family experiencing job losses due to layoffs or reduction in hours due to furloughs – all of them need our help as food bankers. We can only do it with your support. Join us in the effort to end hunger and change lives.

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Programs

Program: St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance (GuideStar Exchange,
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Population Served:
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Program Description:

St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance collects and distributes food to approximately 530 partner agencies in Arizona. The Food Bank receives food from various sources including grocery stores, grocery suppliers, growers, produce warehouses, food drives and food donations from corporate and individual supporters. Partner agencies receive food in the form of non-perishable items, produce, dairy and meat in order to provide congregate meals or stock a food pantry. Agencies also receive Emergency Food Boxes and Emergency baby Boxes filled with a three-day supply of food for their recipients. Other services and programs include: site distributions where food is disseminated amongst members of a community through churches or community centers, food boxes delivered to the homebound elderly and handicapped, a program that allows people throughout the community to stretch their dollars and purchase a food box from the Food Bank, and a training program that teaches culinary skills to low-income adults.

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Program: Emergency Food Box Distribution (GuideStar Exchange,
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Food, Agriculture & Nutrition
Population Served:
Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
Children Only (5 - 14 years)

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With boxes for families and infants, this food provides nutrition and nourishment for those facing a crisis situation.

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Program: Community Kitchen (GuideStar Exchange,
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Category:
Population Served:
Adults
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Program Description:

A 15-week foodservice training course for low-income adults to learn the culinary craft, as well as life skills – this is truly a life changing program.

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Program: Kids Cafe (GuideStar Exchange,
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Children Only (5 - 14 years)

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This program make nutritious meals and nutrition education available to children in low-income communities while they attend an after-school or summer program.

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Program: Mobile Pantry Distributions (GuideStar Exchange,
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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit

Vision statement: A hunger-free Arizona.
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