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

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

February 09, 2021 |

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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25 thoughts on “Partnering with St Mary’s Food Bank to Tackle Food Insecurity

    • Mountain Park Health Center Reply

      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!

    • Mountain Park Health Center Reply

      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.

    • Mountain Park Health Center Reply

      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.

    • Mountain Park Health Center Reply

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

    • Mountain Park Health Center Reply

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

    • Mountain Park Health Center Reply

      Hello Mel,

      You only need to bring your ID with you. Thank you.

    • Mountain Park Health Center Reply

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

  1. Angela Reply

    If there are multiple people in my family (like children) do I bring their Birth Certificates?

    • Mountain Park Health Center Reply

      Hello Angela,

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

      Thank you!

    • Mountain Park Health Center Reply

      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!

  2. Jacqueline Avila Reply

    When are the dates for the food distribution for Maryvale and Gateway location?

    • Mountain Park Health Center Reply

      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!

      • Jacqueline Reply

        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?

      • jacky Reply

        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?

    • Mountain Park Health Center Reply

      Hello Cathy,

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

      Thank you!

  3. Jacqueline Reply

    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?

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