PHOENIX - Pro's Ranch Market stores around the Valley collected a total of $7,833 in customer donations during their July Summer Cash Drive to benefit the St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance .
The donations will allow St. Mary's to purchase enough food to distribute nearly 55,000 meals to one in five Arizonans - and one in four children - who live at or below the poverty line. Pro's Ranch Market at 59th Avenue and Thomas Road collected the highest amount, out of the six Pro's Ranch Market stores in the Valley, with $2,200.
Donations of $20 or more qualified shoppers for a drawing to win $100 in Pro's Ranch Market gift cards.
"This is what it means to be a part of the community: giving back. We are pleased to help in any way we can," said Mike Provenzano, owner of Pro's Ranch Markets. "In these tough economic times it's important to give customers an opportunity to come forward and helping our neighbors."