Partnering with St Mary’s Food Bank to Tackle Food Insecurity

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Food insecurity is an ongoing public health issue within our community and across the country. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit it became even more difficult for some families to put food on the table, we challenged the ordinary and partnered with St. Mary’s Food Bank to start holding free food distributions at several of our clinics.

Between the months of March and December, we helped provide nutritious food to nearly 6,000 families and more than 28,000 individuals. Employees from all our different sites and departments put service over self and volunteered their time to help with the distributions packing bags of food and handing them out to the community.

We also extended our Kid’s Café program that provides free lunch to kids during the summer months and gave our nearly 32,000 meals between June and December. Both our food distributions and our Kid’s Café program have carried on into 2021.

At Mountain Park, we are so much more than a health clinic, and with the help of great community partners like St. Mary’s Food Bank, we are able to provide assistance for all the different needs of our community.

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30 Comments on “Partnering with St Mary’s Food Bank to Tackle Food Insecurity”

    1. Hello Joann,

      Our next food distribution will be on next Wednesday July 8th between 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. at our Gateway Clinic. Thank you!

    1. Hello Lis, We will be having a Food Truck at our Tempe Clinic serving single meals on July 30th starting at 10:30 am. Thank you.

    1. Hello Cathy, We will be having a Food Truck serving single meals on July 30th at our Tempe Clinic starting at 10:30 am. Thank you.

    1. Hello Lisa, Our next Goodyear Clinic Distribution will be on August 26th 9am-11am

    1. Hello Kory, Our next food distribution will be at our Gateway Clinic on August 12 between 9am-11am. Thank you.

    1. Hello Cathy, We are so glad you enjoyed it. We are happy to be here for our community!

    1. Hello Angela,

      You do not need to bring your children’s birth certificate. You only need to bring your ID.

      Thank you!

    1. Hello Itzel,

      Our next Food Distribution for Maryvale will be Tuesday September 1st 9 am- 11 am, Goodyear will be September 18th 9am-11am and Gateway will be on Thursday September 24th 9am – 11am.

      Thank you!

    1. Hello Jacqueline,

      Our next Food Distribution for Maryvale will be Tuesday September 1st 9 am- 11 am and Gateway will be on Thursday September 24th 9 am – 11 am.

      Thank you!

      1. My mom went on Thursday Sept. 24th and they told her the distribution had passed it was held a day before on Wednesday Sept. 23. So what is the actual day? Does it change?

      2. I went on the 24th and they weren’t giving any food out. They said it the office that it had been the day before? Do the days change?

    1. Hello Cathy,

      The days for food distribution do vary for each location. Our next Goodyear distribution is Friday September 18th 9am – 11am.

      Thank you!

  1. My mom went on Thursday Sept. 24th and they told her the distribution had passed it was held a day before on Wednesday Sept. 23. So what is the actual day? Does it change?

    1. Hello Jacqueline,

      We are very sorry your mom missed the food distribution. Our Gateway Clinic does not have a set date yet for food distributions. Our Maryvale Clinic Distribution is the First Tuesday of every month, and Goodyear is the Second Friday of every month.

  2. Hello do you have other locations you help like Tempe at all with food if so what day and times please and do you have any health clinics that see Prenatal patients as well? If so how can we get an appointment if we have hearing disability can some email for an appointment or setup a portal for it?

    1. Hello Angel,

      We do food distributions at 3 of our clinics as of right now. If you are in Tempe the closest location would be our Gateway Clinic, we are having a food distribution on Tuesday the 27 between 9 a.m.- 11 a.m. All of our clinics offer prenatal care with the exception of the Christown and Atikinson location. We are able to help with scheduling an appointment online and we also have a patient portal. We have a messaging system on our homepage you will find it on the lower right corner.

    1. Hello Maria,

      Our next food distribution will be on April 6th at our Maryvale Clinic location. It will start at 9 am-11 am

      Thank you!

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