St Mary’s Food Bank, Packing Boxes

This volunteering event is done in concert with the Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix the second Saturday of the even months.

Please wear your Good Without God t-shirt.  If you don’t have one, I have a few  free ones left.  

Plan on gathering afterwards for conversation at a local restaurant.

St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance, the world's first food bank, is a non-sectarian, nonprofit organization that alleviates hunger by efficiently gathering and distributing food to sites that serve the hungry. Serving two-thirds of Arizona's 15 counties, the organization is committed to volunteerism, building community relationships and improving the quality of life for Arizonans in need.  One in four children in AZ lives in poverty.  Many don’t eat all weekend and not until the school hot lunch program on Mondays.

Want to help even more? GWG is aiming to be named a HUNGER HERO, which means we will have to volunteer at St. Mary's 100 cumulative volunteer hours, donate $1,000, and donate 1,000 lbs of food. If you'd like to help us reach this goal, consider bringing some healthy food to donate (bottled water, peanut butter, canned or dry beans, or other healthy foods are always needed). And please consider making a donation.

Youth are welcome ages 12 and up.  

Details for the day:

Parking is limited on some days due to activity at their campus locations. Let’s try to carpool as much as possible.  You can email each other on this site or leave a comment for a ride.

Due to Health codes and safety reasons, a required dress policy is in effect! Volunteers MUST wear CLOSE-TOED SHOES, Shirts need to be short or long sleeved (No tank tops, spaghetti straps, etc.) and Shorts are okay. If you have a Good Without God t-shirt, please wear it.    Please leave valuables, purses or backpacks in your vehicle or at home for your safety and security!  St. Mary’s Food Bank is not responsible for lost and/or stolen items brought into our facilities! Stay alert at all times— Please DO NOT operate Cell Phones or IPods on the volunteer floor! 

Please RSVP so we have an accurate count.

NOTE:   There is a $1 charge to attend this event or $5 for the year.  Thanks!


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  • Richard H.

    very fun

    August 13

  • Heather

    I had a great time on Saturday! Looking forward to the next meetup!

    1 · August 11

  • Lee K.

    Thank you all, felt very welcomed, safe, did a little something for others in the community and had fun. See you soon.

    3 · August 10

    • Judy

      Thanks for the positive comment, Lee, and it was nice seeing you today at Freedom From Religion Foundation. Judy

      1 · August 10

  • RJ B.

    Are there any xlrg shirts available still?

    July 25

    • Judy

      Hi RJ, the extra large shirts are now gone but I will be reordering so hope to see you at the next event. Judy

      August 9

  • Diane

    Great time with great people!!!

    August 9

    • Judy

      Hi Diane, Very nice meeting you today. Judy

      1 · August 9

  • Diane

    Great time with great people!!!

    2 · August 9

  • jamie

    I am going Into work earlier.. hope to catch the next one..

    August 9

  • Diane

    This will also be my first meet up with this group but I volunteer regularly at a couple of places. I look forward to working together!

    1 · August 3

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am new to this group, but ready to help out. I can carpool 2 extra people from the northwest (I'm coming from 83rd and Happy Valley).

    August 3

  • Richard H.

    I don't have a shirt, but I am a good worker.

    1 · August 3

  • Michal O.

    Let’s try to carpool as much as possible. East Valley volunteers, I'll be in southwest corner of the parking lot of AZ Mills Mall on I-10 and US-60 (in the mall parking lot behind the Joe's Crab Shack lot) at 11:15, to leave at 11:30 for carpooling.

    1 · July 25

  • Judy

    Hi Jamie, There is air conditioning and gigantic fans. I’ve never been too hot while working there. Judy

    2 · July 16

  • jamie

    Is this climate controlled as in ac?

    2 · July 15

  • norm j.

    If You want some fun = wear your Good Without God t-shirt at Costco and notice if some folks notice... 'Course don't do it if your boss runs Hobby Lobby or a similar %^&**$ - (stay employed) ..

    1 · July 13

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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