In December Cleats Sports launched a community effort to raise 300 pounds of non-perishable food for St. Mary’s Food Bank to help feed the hungry in the local community.
St. Mary’s Food Banks mission is to alleviate hunger through the gathering and distribution of food while encouraging self-sufficiency, collaboration, advocacy and education.
As a local owned business in Glendale, Arizona we wanted to help support St. Mary’s Food Bank and give back to our immediate community. St. Mary’s serves two-thirds of Arizona’s 15 counties, the organization is committed to volunteerism, building community relationships and improving the quality of life for Arizonans in need.
According to latest USDA Report, in Arizona, 24.2% of children under 18 are food insecure, the 3rd highest rate in the country. That translates to 1 in 5 children going to bed hungry every night.
We are proud to report that we exceeded our goal of 300lbs. In fact we more than doubled it! Together as a community effort we raised 669lbs for St. Mary’s Food Bank.
Thank you again for joining us in our efforts to make sure our community members don’t go hungry.