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Holiday giving: Fill a fire truck with food (and other ways to help on Super Saturday)

Rural-Metro fire fighters are asking the community to fill their truck with donations of non-perishable food items for St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance.

Requested food items include peanut butter, tuna, canned fruit and vegetables, rice, pasta and cereal. Cash donations also are welcome.

For each dollar raised, the Food Bank can distribute the equivalent of seven meals into the community.

Date: Saturday, Nov. 19
Time: Noon to 4pm
Location: Bashas’ Supermarket, 5115 N. Litchfield Rd., Litchfield Park

The event is part of St. Mary’s fifth annual “Super Saturday” food drive. Visit any of the following additional locations from 9am to 3pm Saturday, Nov. 19, to drop off food or cash donations. The organization hopes to reach a goal of 6,000 donated turkeys for holiday boxes.

• St. Mary’s Food Bank Stardust Campus (2831 N. 31st Ave)
• St. Mary’s Westside Facility (13050 W. Elm Street in Surprise)
• Albertsons Desert Ridge (21001 N. Tatum Blvd.)
• Albertsons Glendale (20255 N. 59th Ave.)
• Albertsons Peoria (8240 W. Deer Valley Road)
• Albertsons Surprise (16750 W. Bell Road)
• Albertsons Scottsdale (2785 N. Scottsdale Road)
• Albertsons Via Linda (11475 E. Via Linda)
• Albertsons Flagstaff (1416 E. Route 66)
• Harkins Christown 14 (1620 W. Montebello)
• Harkins Scottsdale 101 14 (7000 E. Mayo Blvd.)
• Harkins Arrowhead Fountains 18 (16046 N. Arrowhead Fountains Center)
• Harkins Gateway Pavilions 18 (10250 W. McDowell Road)
• Harkins Tempe Marketplace 16 (2000 E. Rio Salado Drive)
• Harkins Scottsdale Shea 14 (7354 E. Shea Blvd.)
• Harkins Flagstaff 11 (1959 Woodlands Village Blvd.)

Just look for the giant inflatable turkeys and smiling volunteers.


Donate food, get tickets to the Children’s Museum of Phoenix

Photo courtesy of Children's Museum of Phoenix.

Here is the key to receiving a free ticket to the Children’s Museum of Phoenix: Donate any three non-perishable food items to a local Valley Ford dealership during the Ford Operation Goodwill Phoenix food drive from Oct. 22 to 31. Then redeem your ticket at the museum during December.

Ford Motor Company, St. Mary’s Food Bank, and the Children’s Museum of Phoenix are partnering to help the hungry throughout Arizona. Ford is also sponsoring “Ford Technology and Innovation Month” at the museum, featuring an exhibit with activities and innovations themed around the enterprising spirit of Henry Ford.

Last year, local Ford dealers were able to collect more than 5,000 pounds of food for United Food Bank in Mesa. The nonprofit also received a refrigerated F-550 truck from Ford Motor Company in 2009.

The goal this year is 6,000 pounds of food. Drop items off at one of the following locations:

Camelback Ford Lincoln Mercury
1330 E. Camelback Rd, Phoenix

Chapman Ford
7100 E. McDowell Rd, Scottsdale

Don Sanderson Ford
6400 N. 51st Ave., Glendale

Berge Ford
460 E. Auto Center Dr., Mesa

Earnhardt Ford
7300 W. Orchid Lane, Chandler

Bell Ford
2401 W. Bell Rd., Phoenix

Power Ford of North Scottsdale
8555 E. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Scottsdale

Peoria Ford
9130 W. Bell Rd., Peoria

Robert Horne Ford
3400 S. Tomahawk Rd., Apache Junction

Rodeo Ford
13680 W. Test Dr., Goodyear

San Tan Ford
1429 Motorplex Loop, Gilbert

For more information visit ford.com or childrensmuseumofphoenix.org.

— Jordan Taffet

A Ford filled with food donations.