U-Haul and St. Mary’s Food Bank Mark 50 Years in Phoenix with Renewed Sponsorship

Check presentation for $17,500, food drive delivery and volunteer day happening on Sept. 19

U-Haul International, Inc. is celebrating a golden anniversary with longstanding partner St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance by renewing and expanding its Food Drive Box title sponsorship while making a push to fight hunger in Arizona.

In addition to the Food Box Drive sponsorship. U-Haul will be providing 50,000 meals in honor of St. Mary’s 50th year of charitable service to Phoenix. U-Haul is also celebrating its 50th year as a Phoenix-headquartered company after relocating from Portland in 1967.

U-Haul will proudly mark Hunger Action Month on Sept. 19 by presenting St. Mary’s with a combined sponsorship check of $17,500, delivering donated items from a two-week U-Haul food drive, and having Team Members volunteer their morning to pack emergency food boxes at the St. Mary’s warehouse at 2831 N. 31st Ave.

Golden Anniversary

“As two companies celebrating a half-century as community hallmarks in Arizona in 2017, my thanks to U-Haul for their continued support of St. Mary’s Food Bank,” said Tom Keris, President and CEO of St. Mary’s Food Bank.

“The world’s first food bank has provided a billion meals to the hungry of Arizona, and it is only through the generosity of partners like U-Haul that St. Mary’s can continue to say ‘yes’ to all those in need. Each time you see a St. Mary’s Food Bank donation box, you can also see the U-Haul commitment to fighting hunger in our state.”

Hunger Heroes

The food drive collection boxes, which incorporate the U-Haul logo, will help collect more than 2.5 million pounds of food for St. Mary’s to share with hungry families.

As part of St. Mary’s “30 Ways in 30 Days” campaign to alleviate hunger in Arizona, U-Haul is taking its designated day of support on Sept. 19 to ask others to join the fight against hunger by donating food, volunteering their time or making a financial contribution to St. Mary’s at firstfoodbank.org.

Every dollar donated translates to seven pounds of food at St. Mary’s, so let the giving begin as the holiday season approaches!

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