Mathews Lutheran Church, Hawthorn Woods; providing groceries for St. Mary's Food Bank
, Buffalo Grove; purchase and distribution of winter coats as part of "Operation Warm"; contributions to Shelter Box, an international organization providing global disaster relief supplies; installation of Little Free Libraries in Lake Zurich and Hawthorn Woods; making donations to eradicate polio worldwide; and co-sponsoring an annual dental mission to Central/South America to provide free dental care to those in need.
Soon, collections will double with the addition of new commercial accounts, including St. Mary's Food Bank
, which claims to be the world's first food bank, founded in 1967.
Employer-paid volunteer time also included year-round support for St. Mary's Food Bank
, Future For Kids, Feed My Starving Children, Phoenix Children's Hospital and other organizations.
To help bring awareness to the problem of hunger throughout Arizona communities during the summer months, Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance said it is sponsoring a company-wide food drive to benefit the St. Mary's Food Bank
Alliance's Summer Food Service Program.
By joining together, with St. Mary's Food Bank
, we can help to lessen the impact of poverty in the community.
The pastor of a church inside the park reached out to Phoenix-based St. Mary's Food Bank
for help after he realized he couldn't meet the needs of people with donations he distributes out of his garage.
St. Mary's Food Bank
, which was named for the parish that helped get it started although it has no formal connection with the church, has since moved to a much larger facility and last year distributed about 14 million pounds of food to meal sites, emergency food pantries, cooperative food-buying programs, and similar programs.
Another successful event was Harkins' John Lennon tribute, which generated three tons of food for St. Mary's Food Bank
By donating a new unwrapped toy, children's clothing item, packaged food or monetary donation, participants will help a number of local charities, including St. Mary's Food Bank
Alliance, Phoenix Children's Hospital, The Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center and Military Assistance Mission Arizona.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary's Food Bank
, 263 Hamilton St., Southbridge, MA 01550.
Each half hour, prizes will be drawn from those who have donated a can of food to St. Mary's Food Bank
, and winners will be presented with one of several prizes from Taylor Morrison.