St. Mary's Food Bank

More than food...Hope

aka St. Mary's   |   Phoenix, AZ   |  www.firstfoodbank.org

Mission

St. Mary’s Food Bank serves to alleviate hunger through the gathering and distribution of food while encouraging self-sufficiency, collaboration, advocacy and education.

Ruling year info

1974

President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Tom Kertis

Main address

2831 N 31st Ave

Phoenix, AZ 85009 USA

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EIN

23-7353532

NTEE code info

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Food insecurity is defined as a lack of consistent access to adequate food which 2 million Arizonans face with every year. In Arizona, nearly 30% of our neighbors are considered working poor, living on wages that barely cover housing and other basic necessities.

With little money to spare for food, many in our community — friends, family, coworkers — often go without food for meals at a time and have no other choice than to purchase the cheapest, sometimes expired, groceries to feed themselves and their families.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance

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.

Population(s) Served
Men and boys

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

Population(s) Served
Adults

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.

Population(s) Served
Adults

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

Population(s) Served
Non-adult children

Mobile Pantry Distributions create and open-air market for those unable to visit one of our 474 non-profit partner agency's distribution sites.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

America's Second Harvest - Affiliate 1999

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of meals served or provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of pounds of food distributed.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

St. Mary's Food Bank serves to alleviate hunger through the gathering and distribution of food while encouraging self-sufficiency, collaboration, advocacy and education.

St. Mary's Food Bank is truly a community-based organization. Individual donors, corporate donors, and private grants help feed hungry individuals and families in our area. Serving two-thirds of Arizona's 15 counties, we are committed to volunteerism, building community relationships and improving the quality of life
for Arizonans in need.

Serving 13 of Arizona's 15 counties, the organization is committed to volunteerism, building community relationships and improving the quality of life for Arizonans in need. By partnering with 534 Arizona agencies, the Food Bank is able to distribute food to 700 sites. Keeping pace with the incredible upturn in need that has followed the poor economic climate and the huge rise in unemployment and underemployment, the Food Bank will distribute more than 65 million pounds of food in 2008-09 to meets the needs of the ever-rising number of Arizona's hungry - providing enough food into the community to provide nearly 300,000 meals per day.

How do we tackle hunger in Arizona? With your support, we offer an array of programs designed to relieve hunger. We assist by distributing food to food pantries, dining halls, homeless shelters, and more. Our childhood hunger programs include delivering hot and cold after-school meals and backpacks of food for children to take home for weekends. Nearly one in three children in Arizona lives in poverty and is at risk of going to bed hungry tonight. Our Community Kitchen program is a life skills and food service training program for those with barriers to employment. Adult students gain skills and obtain jobs that offering livable wages and benefits. During the past decade, the Community Kitchen has provided thousands of meals to those in need, while transforming the lives of countless participants and families.

In our fiscal year ended June 2017, we distributed 86 million pounds of food which equates to providing food enough for 300,000 meals daily. Within those 86 million pounds of food are 6,000 weekly cold and hot meals for children. Our strategic plan for the future includes expanding to 125 million pound of food distributed annually by 2021. Our success solely relies on the generosity and compassion of our supporter, both food and funds, and our wonderful volunteers.Our strategic plan for the future includes expanding to 125 million pound of food distributed annually by 2021. Our success solely relies on the generosity and compassion of our supporter, both food and funds, and our wonderful volunteers.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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St. Mary's Food Bank

Board of directors
as of 7/21/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Marc Isaacs

Sun Orchard

Term: 2017 - 2019

Susan Wain

Scottsdale Insurance Company (Nationwide) (retired)

Nicki Schillhahn-Amos

Fry's Food Stores

Stephan King

Stephan King PC

Demetra John

Deloitte Consulting (retired)

Sheryl Hildebrand

Deloitte & Touche

Tom Clark

Nationwide

Will Feliz

Duncan Family Farms

Jilliann Feltham

Osborn School District

John Ginty

Golden West

Lisa Glenn

Arizona State University

Peter Larson

Brunswick Corp (retired)

Terry Morrison

Crescent Crown Distributing

Judd Norris

Arizona Diamondbacks

Erik Olsson

Mobile Mini

Gene Peterson

Wells Fargo

John Roussel

Shamrock Foods

Troy McNemar

McNemar Law Office

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes