St Mary’s Food Bank, Packing Boxes

NOTE:  Despite the name, St. Mary’s Food Bank, is a totally secular organization and always has been.

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 free one for you.    

Plan on gathering afterwards for conversation at Garcia’s Mexican Restaurant on 35th Avenue and just south of Encanto Street on the west side of 35th Avenue at 2212 N 35th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85009.

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:

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 the facility! 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, payable to Judy Pratt. Thanks! And be sure to get your free GWG T-shirt from me that day.

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  • Michele K.

    Love the pics!

    December 14

  • Judy


    December 13

  • Ja K.

    Are there any events happening in the East Valley?

    December 10

    • Ja K.

      I would love to carpool with someone? Let me know where at AZ Mills I should be and at what time.

      December 11

    • Abid

      Ja Koe, I live at Priest/Broadway in Tempe, about 2 miles South of the Mills - let me know if you want to ride with me.

      December 13

  • Mark L.

    Just signed up, I'll probably be late.

    December 12

  • John H.

    I would like to help next Saturday. I live in Chandler near Arizona Ave & Ray Rd. and would have to travel by bus & Light Rail. Is there anyone going Sat. that lives near me with whom I might get a ride? I helped Judy Pratt with Good Without God at CASS in PHX last weekend and had a good time.

    1 · December 8

    • Michal O.

      Hi John, I can pick you up. My email is [masked]. email me your phone number and address so we can coordinate.

      December 10

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