Phoenix Suns organization packs food boxes at St. Mary's Food Bank

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By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey

PHOENIX -- The Phoenix Suns are pitching in to help Valley residents in need.

One by one, meals were packed into boxes to be given to families struggling to put their own food on the table.

“We're coming off a pretty rough summer. It's the time of the year where our donation really goes down and our need goes up. All the kids were out of school and needed that extra food during the summer, so both our food and our volunteer efforts are down and depleted right now,” said Jerry Brown with St. Mary’s Food Bank.

Helping to build that supply on Tuesday, was the Phoenix Suns organization. Volunteers included the team's Sol Patrol dance squad, administrators and the familiar voice of the Suns, Tim Kempton.

“I've been down here a couple of times with Brophy Prep with my kids, and for them at an earlier age it's even better, but sometimes we need to hit the reset button as adults as well,” said Kempton.

In its 47th year, St. Mary's Food Bank serves food to the majority of the state. Food donations are always welcome and can be dropped off at the warehouse near 31st Ave & Thomas.