Buy a Bird at the SHOPS and Feed Valley’s Hungry

It’s almost Thanksgiving. A time to feel thankful for what you have. With the shift of economy, many are simply thankful to have a Thanksgiving meal. Help feed a family in need by purchasing a decorative turkey at The SHOPS Gainey Village Nov. 1 through 25 because each $15 colorful bird you buy will provide enough food for 105 meals to feed the Valley’s hungry. Plus, with every doll and entree purchased at Camarones Restaurant & Grill (formerly Gardunos), your table will receive a free taquito appetizer! Gobble, gobble, gobble!


When you participate in this great cause, know that 100% of the proceeds will benefit St. Mary’s Food Bank to feed our community’s hungry. Back in 1999, St. Mary’s Food Bank, the first and largest food bank in the world which serves 13 of Arizona’s 15 counties, created the Buy A Bird program as a way to raise funds to provide Thanksgiving turkey and all the trimmings to families in need.

The SHOPS is providing a convenient point of sale for Sheriff Tex Turkington or Toni Can Can Birds during the month of November at Camarones during operating hours: Sunday through Thursday from 11 to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 to 10 p.m. The birds will also be available for purchase on Saturday Nov. 7, 14 and 21 from 12 to 4 p.m. in front of Pei Wei in the common area.

“We hope shoppers will gobble us up! “
Toni and Tex 

About The SHOPS Gainey Village: This “one-time ranch” features an array of amazing boutiques and dining, set amidst beautiful landscaping, sculpture and fountains. 

The SHOPS Gainey Village is located at the Southeast corner of Scottsdale an Doubletree Ranch Roads in Scottsdale (8787 N. Scottsdale Road).

For more information, visit

About St. Mary’s Food Bank: Over five decades, St. Mary’s has tackled the challenge of easing hunger in Arizona through the vision of founder John van Hengel. Keeping pace with the incredible upturn in need that has followed the poor economic climate and the huge rise in unemployment and underemployment, the Food Bank will distribute more than 65 million pounds of food in 2008-09 to meets the needs of the ever-rising number of Arizona’s hungry – providing enough food into the community to provide nearly 300,000 meals per day.

Charity Navigator, the nation’s top charity evaluator, has awarded St. Mary’s Food Bank its 4-star rating for seven consecutive years – something only two percent of the charities it assesses can say. 

For more information on St. Mary’s Food Bank, please visit

  1. This is such a cool idea!!

    To be able to feed 105 people for only a $15 donation and get a cute turkey and appetizer too!
    I will be at the SHOPS to buy some this weekend! I will tell my friends too!

  2. Love this! I will be there to donate for those in need and pick up some of those adorable turkeys!
    What a great cause! So great of the SHOPS!!

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