Anna and Jonathan F. come to St. Vincent de Paul’s Family Evening Meal with their mother and siblings each night. Between work and school
schedules, dinner is the only time that their family sits down for a meal together to catch up and talk. When they arrive, they are seated together at one table and served by loving volunteers. In addition to hot meals, there is always a salad bar with fresh fruits and vegetables.
“This is a place where we can come enjoy a good dinner,” says Anna. “It really helps a lot because we don’t have enough to eat at home.”
St. Vincent de Paul’s central kitchen prepares more than 3,000 meals every morning for our five dining rooms across the valley.
Help us provide meals for hungry families this holiday season!
Thanks to many of our partners, there are various food drives this year across the state.
KNIX Million Can Crusade: Now – Nov. 23
Join Ben and Matt’s 2011 Million Can Crusade! The event kicked off with a special operation to rescue Barrel Boy, who was suspended over 100 feet in midair and lowered as donations came in. Did we succeed? Or is he still up there? Check out photos here. Support SVdP and donate at Safeway stores, Desert Schools Credit Unions or online.
Bickley and MJ Turkey Drive: Now – Dec. 26
Bickley and MJ’s Annual Turkey Drive is back presented by TruWest Credit Union! Go to one of the sponsoring Walmart stores to donate canned goods and turkeys.
Come see the guys from 2pm-6pm at these Walmart locations on these days to participate:
- Monday, November 21 at 18551 N. 83rd Ave in Glendale
- Tuesday, November 22 at 1380 W. Elliot Rd. in Tempe
- Wednesday, November 23 at 15355 N Northsight Blvd in Scottsdale
Fry’s Annual Holiday Food Drive: Now – Dec. 31
Make donations to SVdP and other food banks at check out. Just a few dollars will help provide hot meals and nonperishable foods to struggling families.
12 News and Bashas’ Turkey Tuesday: Nov. 22
Arizona’s largest one-day turkey drive will be Tuesday, Nov. 22 this year. In addition to 12 news and Bashas’, Mix 96.9’s Ron Price and Bryan Allen will joining the challenge this year. Whose side will you be on? Ron Price and Bruce Cooper at Bashas’ in the east valley, or Bryan Allen and Jimmy Q at Food City in the west valley? Donate at any Bashas’ or Food City store on Turkey Tuesday to help your favorite TV-Radio duo win!
Life Time Fitness Turkey Day 5K: Nov. 24
Take over downtown with the Life Time Fitness Turkey Day 5K! Bring a can of food to support SVdP. Register for the event here.
Kraft and Safeway’s Huddle to Fight Hunger: Nov. 16 – Dec. 24
Purchase prepackaged food bags for hungry families at Safeway! Each bag includes pantry staples canned fruits, vegetables, pasta and macaroni and cheese.