St. Mary's Food Bank Receives $17K Grant from APS for Backpack and Emergency Food Box Programs

Jan 28, 2018
Success Stories

Prescott Community Cupboard Food Bank is delighted to announce that St. Mary's Food Bank has been awarded a generous grant of $17,000 from APS (Arizona Public Service) to support their backpack and emergency food box programs. This collaboration aims to alleviate hunger and provide crucial assistance to individuals and families in need within our community.

The Importance of St. Mary's Food Bank

St. Mary's Food Bank has been a pillar of hope in our society, fighting food insecurity and poverty for over three decades. With a strong commitment to serving underserved populations, St. Mary's Food Bank has been instrumental in making a positive impact on the lives of countless individuals.

APS Grant: Empowering Backpack Programs

The $17,000 grant provided by APS will primarily focus on bolstering St. Mary's Food Bank's backpack programs. These programs play a vital role in addressing child hunger, ensuring that vulnerable children have access to nutritious meals over weekends and holiday breaks when school meal programs are unavailable.

The grant will enable St. Mary's Food Bank to expand the reach of their backpack programs, increasing the number of children who receive these essential food supplies. With this funding, backpacks filled with nourishing meals and snacks will be distributed to schools and community centers, ensuring that no child goes to bed hungry.

Emergency Food Box Programs: Responding to Crisis

In times of crisis, such as natural disasters or emergencies, St. Mary's Food Bank's emergency food box programs provide a lifeline for individuals and families who find themselves in sudden need. These pre-packed food boxes contain non-perishable items and essential supplies, providing immediate relief to those affected.

Thanks to the generous grant from APS, St. Mary's Food Bank will enhance their emergency food box programs, allowing them to respond swiftly and efficiently to unforeseen circumstances. The grant will help stock additional food boxes and ensure that the community has access to essential provisions during challenging times.

Prescott Community Cupboard Food Bank: A Key Partner in Philanthropy

As the grateful partner of St. Mary's Food Bank, Prescott Community Cupboard Food Bank plays a significant role in supporting these initiatives. Through collaboration and community involvement, Prescott Community Cupboard Food Bank amplifies the impact of St. Mary's Food Bank's programs, ensuring that resources are effectively distributed to those who need them most.

Community and Society - Philanthropy

Prescott Community Cupboard Food Bank falls under the category of Community and Society - Philanthropy. Our organization is deeply committed to working towards a hunger-free society, advocating for social justice and equality. Through strategic partnerships, such as the one with St. Mary's Food Bank, we strive to create a stronger, more resilient community for all.


The $17,000 grant awarded to St. Mary's Food Bank by APS is a significant step towards eradicating hunger and supporting our community's most vulnerable members. With a focus on backpack and emergency food box programs, this collaboration aims to provide crucial assistance to children and families in need. Prescott Community Cupboard Food Bank stands proudly beside St. Mary's Food Bank, working tirelessly to ensure that no one in our community goes to bed hungry.

Michelle Assaf
Great news! Congrats to St. Mary's Food Bank for their $17K grant from APS!
Nov 8, 2023