To help build awareness for National Hunger Action Month (September) the Notre Dame Club of Phoenix will be collecting food for St. Mary's Food Bank as part of the Meals with Muffet initiative (https://mealswithmuffet.nd.edu/). Meals With Muffet is a nationwide food drive for clubs, groups, families, and individuals to get involved and help fight hunger in their communities. Meals With Muffet is a partnership between Coach McGraw (Muffet McGraw was Notre Dame’s women’s basketball coach from 1987-2020), Bread of Life Drive, Holtz’s Heroes Foundation, Inc., and the Notre Dame Alumni Association.

The Notre Dame Club of Phoenix invites individuals to bring canned goods, non-perishable items, and bottled water (in boxes, if possible) to the football game watches on September 18 and September 25.

St. Mary’s Food Bank is especially in need of the following items:

PEANUT BUTTER , CANNED PROTEIN (chicken, tuna, spam), CANNED RAVIOLI, CANNED FRUITS (no sugar added or packed in 100% fruit juice), CANNED VEGETABLES (low or no sodium), DRY OR CANNED BEANS (low sodium), CEREAL (whole grain or 100% whole wheat – boxed)

In addition, monetary donations can be made to our team fundraising page: https://fundraise.stmarysfoodbank.org/team/377495

St. Mary’s Food Bank (https://www.firstfoodbank.org). is a non-profit organization that distributes food to hundreds of other non-profit partners through most of Arizona. These agencies include food pantries, dining halls, homeless shelters, and more. In addition, St. Mary’s also heads up programs to serve food to children in need as well as training programs to help adults with barriers to employment be successful in the food industry.

Thank you for your donation-together we are alleviating hunger in Arizona through the gathering and distribution of food!

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