Feeding Arizona: U-Haul is a St. Mary’s Hunger Action Hero

Oct 2, 2019

U-Haul International continued its longtime partnership with St. Mary’s Food Bank in September by serving as a Hunger Action Hero and committing another $17,500 to remain the nonprofit’s Food Drive Box title sponsor for the coming year.

U-Haul volunteers pack emergency food boxes at St. Mary's Food Bank as part of Hunger Action Month.
U-Haul volunteers pack emergency food boxes at St. Mary’s Food Bank as part of Hunger Action Month.

The boxes are placed in office buildings and business lobbies throughout the state to help feed the less fortunate in Arizona.

Team U-Haul also held its own annual food drive on St. Mary’s behalf at its Midtown Campus as well as its Technical Center in Tempe, with Team Members donating 1,204 pounds of food.

Feeding Arizona through Volunteers

Several dozen U-Haul volunteers took time out of their busy workdays on Sept. 25 to visit St. Mary’s primary warehouse in Phoenix and help pack emergency food boxes for two hours. The food boxes are distributed to needy families in the community.

This is part of the work U-Haul does each year for Hunger Action Month.

Finally, St. Mary’s Director of Media Relations Jerry Brown accepted the $17,500 check from U-Haul and praised the Company for its dedication to feeding Arizona. U-Haul support has resulted in meals for well over 500,000 Arizonans in just the last four years alone.

Community Objectives


U-Haul volunteers donate their time toward feeding Arizona each year at St. Mary’s main warehouse in Phoenix.

U-Haul, which offers 22,000 truck- and trailer-sharing locations throughout the U.S. and Canada, enriches the communities in which it does business by assisting charitable organizations that address the most basic human needs: food, clothing and shelter. This has long been the scope of the Company’s community outreach because U-Haul views mobility as a basic need for every family, and works to keep costs low to meet that need.

Founded by a WWII Navy veteran and his wife in 1945, U-Haul is also a proud supporter of many military and veteran groups and causes that provide for these basic needs.

Learn how U-Haul is benefitting the communities it serves by visiting the “In the Community” section on myuhaulstory.com, or discover more about our philanthropic objectives by clicking here.

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