Thunderbirds Charities recently donated $300,000 to St. Mary’s Food Bank in an effort to bolster their Kids Café Program, which will help purchase two new refrigerated trucks and additional food to help reach more of Arizona’s hungry children.

The expansion of the Kids Café Program will allow St. Mary’s Food Bank to serve more than 8,000 after-school meals at more than 140 locations to at-risk children who may not receive balanced nutritional meals at home.

“We’re feeding children who are probably going to go hungry tonight,” said Tim Woods, Assistant Tournament Chairman of the WM Phoenix Open. “We’re extremely proud and excited to help St. Mary’s Food Bank here in Arizona and help them support our communities when they need us the most.”

In total, Thunderbirds Charities has given more than $1.5 million to St. Mary’s Food Bank in Arizona, helping to feed thousands of young children who need balanced nutrition to learn and grow.