Food Security and Hunger

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2014

    Online Milk Drive Benefits Hungry Phoenix Families Today

    One of the most requested food bank items from families in need, according to Feeding America, is milk. However, although the non-profit serves 37 million people each year, less than a gallon goes to each person in that time. Now through an online and mobile, Feeding America, in conjunction with loc ... More >>

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    December 12, 2013
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    October 3, 2013
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    September 5, 2013
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    July 26, 2013

    Feeding America Benefit Concert - Crescent Ballroom - 7/25/2013

    Last night at Crescent Ballroom, the vibe was even more feel-good and positive than usual. Sure, it was a roster chock full of locally loved acts--Flamenco por la Vida, Sara Robinson & The Midnight Special, The Senators and Dry River Yacht Club--that attracted an impressively large crowd for a Thurs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2013

    Insects Are an Untapped Source of Food and Could Help End Hunger, According to U.N. Report

    Eating bugs to solve world hunger? It might sound a little dramatic (can't we just, like, grow more crops or something?!), but a new report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations suggests just that. See also: - Five Freaky Fair Foods: Maggot Melt Sandwich, Deep-Fried Energ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2013

    Arizona Food Banks Accept Citrus Donations, But You'll Have to Pick It

    Okay, we all vowed to shed a few pounds in 2013, that's a given, but if one of your resolutions involved being a stand-up citizen and doing something good for your fellow man, here's an easy, feel-good contribution: Pick the citrus you won't and cannot possibly use from your trees (you know, the bag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2012

    Fight Hunger by Buying Cute Furniture, Banking and, Best of All, Eating Pie

    The Association of Arizona Food Banks, a non-profit that supplies five regional food banks, has teamed up with businesses in the area to help hungry families this holiday season. We don't normally get too sappy, but here at Chow Bella firmly believe no one should go hungry --especially not at Christ ... More >>

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    August 30, 2012
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    July 20, 2012

    Name Kitchen 56's Giant-Ass $18 Burger (and Then Possibly Be Killed By It)

    Extending a middle finger high and proud to rising food prices, world hunger, and nationwide obesity, Kitchen 56, the Arcadia restaurant serving American comfort food, wants you to name its newest burger. The reward? The winner gets one a month until the end of the year. Where, given the burger's un ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2012

    Food Banks Need Your Citrus and Healthy Chicken Pasta in Today's Eater's Digest

    ​Hungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives?   A Call for CitrusIt's winter citrus season and we know for a fact that some of you are up to your ears in lemons, oranges and grapefruit because you keep asking us if we want any and no matter wher ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2011

    Giving Back: A Donation to the Association of Arizona Food Banks

    ​Here at Chow Bella, we understand how important it is to give (and receive) the perfect foodie gift. So this season, we're helping out by offering 21 food- and drink-focused gift suggestions, one each work day until Christmas, from a local business or provider. You get scads of rock-star idea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2011

    Seven Ways to Help Feed the Hungry in Phoenix This Holiday Season

    ​We all know this is the season of giving. But it's so much easier to down another martini at the office cocktail party and focus on the white elephant gift than actually do something for someone in need. That's why we've gathered a list of ways that you can help local charities fight hunger ... More >>

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    June 30, 2011
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    May 10, 2011

    Taste the Nation 2011 and A Bunch of Asparagus in Today's Eater's Digest​ Hungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives? Taste the Nation Help Share Our Strength fight childhood hunger by stuffing your own face with exquisite eats from Valley chefs at the 2011 Taste the Nation Friday, May 13th. Watch 15 e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011

    Score FREE Breakfast and a Dozen Eggs at Over Easy This Week

    Over Easy Get this free on Wednesday.​Chef Aaron May -- the guy behind the infamous Sasquatch Burger -- spent the weekend before last braving the rain and getting cozy with crowds at the annual Scottsdale Culinary Festival. If that isn't enough to make you like him, check this deal out.&n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Pulls the Plug on Inmates' Tampon Drug-Smuggling Scheme

    ​It's that time of the month for the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office jail staff, who uncovered an inmate scheme of smuggling drugs into the jails through tampon deliveries. The Sheriff's Office is happy to report  that they "dashed the plans of some inmates to get high on heroin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2010

    Free Pot Offered at California Clinic in Exchange for Food Brings Huge, Charitable Response

    Image:​ One potential benefit of Proposition 203 could be a boost in local food banks, if Arizona pot dispensaries follow the lead of one California clinic. The Granny Purps marijuana dispensary in Soquel, California, has collected 11,000 pounds of food for a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    Happy Hour for Hunger and Taco Mac in Today's Eater's Digest​ Hungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives?Happy Hour that CaresWhose says you can't go to happy hour on a Tuesday? If it's for a good cause, you really have no excuse not to. Join Waste Not  for Happy Hour to End Hunger thi ... More >>

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    May 25, 2010

    Free Smashburger, The Power of Herbs and a Little Orange Crush in Today's Eater's Digest A little Phoenix Suns inspiration ​Hungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives? Free SmashburgerToday, May 25, Valley Smashburger restaurants want to help feed a hungry, your hungry friend an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2010

    Resolve to Help the Hungry

    According to the Valley of the Sun United Way, over 260,000 Arizona residents lack resources needed to acquire food for the next few days. Eighty thousand will skip meals or consume meals that lack adequate quantity on a regular basis. Due to recent economic conditions, the demand on local resources ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2009

    No Thanks, Joe Arpaio: St. Mary's Food Bank Suspends Use of MCSO Deputies

    photo of a ski-masked deputy from a January 2009 sweep courtesy of Dennis GilmanYeah, Joe, why would the community be intimidated by MCSO deputies at a local food bank? Can't figure.Due to the efforts of local activists lead by Phoenix litigation support investigator Jameson Johnson, St. Mary's Food ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2009

    Dine at Roka Akor, Help St. Mary's Food Bank​If you're looking for an easy way to help others this holiday season, dining at Roka Akor in Scottsdale means you'll also be giving money to St. Mary's Food Bank in Phoenix. The trendy Japanese and sushi restaurant gives 20 percent of its profits to the charity throu ... More >>

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    October 22, 2009
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    October 22, 2009

    Two Chances for Eating Well While Doing Good

    ​Organizers for two separate events are donating their proceeds this week to St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance, a non-profit organization that serves 300,000 meals to the hungry every day.Hickman's Family Farms has challenged local restaurants and culinary students to create a tasty "Egg on Top" d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2009

    Sunday: Taste of the Park

    This Sunday brings another chance to eat, drink, and be merry in the name of charity. Taste of the Park, Litchfield Park's third annual culinary festival, will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on October 18 in downtown Litchfield Park, at Old Litchfield Rd. and Wigwam Blvd. And it actually benefits a variet ... More >>

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    September 24, 2009


    Fundraiser features live music, gently used cuisine

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    September 14, 2009

    Twestival and Richard Cheese Over the Weekend

    ​Twestival Local Phoenix Raises Money for St. Mary's Food Bank Last night, local twitter-users gathered at the Aloft Hotel in Tempe to socialize, try great food from local businesses as donate money to St. Mary's Food Bank during Twestival Local Phoenix. Twestival started as a Twitter-based me ... More >>

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    September 10, 2009

    7 Reasons to Attend Phoenix Twestival on Friday

    ​The talk of the town -- in the Twitterverse, that is -- is this Friday night's Phoenix Twestival 2009, a massive tweet-up (um, meet-up, in Twitter-speak) for charity. From 6 to 9 p.m. on September 11, guests will get to meet, greet, tweet, and eat at Aloft Tempe in the name of compass ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 30, 2009

    Reasonable Doubter

    Objectivists screen film by controversial naysayer

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    April 23, 2009

    Society Ball

    Gallery reopening benefits downtown arts community

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    April 9, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 18, 2008

    Top Ten Food Trends for 2009

    Ever since I heard of Faith Popcorn and trend forecasting, I have been fascinated with the notion of predicting the next big thing. Well The Food Channel has a crystal ball, too. Check out the new list of predicted food trends for 2009: 1.) Home on the Range -- Downsized economy breeds new generati ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 13, 2008

    Green Party

    Shamrock around the clock at McCaffrey’s

  • Music

    November 17, 2005

    AZ Local Music Benefit

    Will play for food -- for others

  • Music

    December 23, 2004
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    September 11, 2003

    A Woman's Right to Bruise

    Girls get ready to rumble

  • Culture

    December 6, 2001

    Hunger Strike

    Can a non-9/11 benefit album make any noise?

  • Dining

    April 5, 2001

    Karsh Reality

    Bakery reopens for Saturday business

  • News

    December 26, 1996

    Finances With Wolves

    Telemarketers rake in millions of dollars by telling donors they're helping Native Americans. But the biggest beneficiary by far is the charity itself.