Waste Not & Sierra Signs

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1 in 6 Arizonans experience food insecurity

Sierra Signs and Waste Not have teamed up to raise funds to meet the increasing food waste and hunger needs through the Key to Strength program. We have seen the food bank lines increasing this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and as we head into the holidays the need has never been greater. Each $50 donation helps provide 250 meals to people experiencing food insecurity. Each year 40% of fresh food is sent to landfills for varying reasons. This valuable resource can be used to benefit the health and well-being of our community and the planet.

100% of your donation benefits the nonprofit due to the generous support of Sierra Signs.

What makes The Key to Strength program so special is the thank you gift you receive for your generous donation. For every $50 donation made to Waste Not, you receive a custom unisex key fob featuring charms from Waste Not and Sierra Signs. This union of charms signifies their bond and support. Help us reach our goal of providing 100,000 meals for families in Arizona by the end of the year.

Key Fobs sponsored by Sierra Signs. Feature 100% recycled pewter charms made in the USA by Charity Charms.

Assembled by Seeds4Autism, a local Arizona nonprofit.

“I’ve been a huge fan of Charity Charms for years and all of us at Waste Not are honored to have been chosen by our sponsor, Sierra Signs to participate in the KEY to STRENGTH Program to help us raise funds to meet the increasing food waste and hunger needs of our community.”

Kate Thoene

Executive Director, Waste Not

“Sierra Signs has been blessed with 35 years of success in our community and as the owner, I feel a commitment to give back to the people we serve. Inherent in our company values is the responsibility to make a positive impact. We are honored to align with Waste Not to spread awareness for the service they provide to people experiencing food insecurity.”

Teri Davis

CEO, Sierra Signs

Key to Strength In the Press

Key to Strength Heroes

$500 Challenge:

If a team of 10 donates $500 (your company, your family, your school) it provides 2,500 meals.

It’s the perfect way to come together for a great cause.

You receive 10 Thank You FOBS which make great teacher gifts, employee recognition gifts, and just meaningful gifts for those that need a bit of extra STRENGTH right now.

We will acknowledge your donation as a KEY to STRENGTH HERO with your logo and link to your website.

The Power of Charms Podcast

Solving the Challenge of Hunger

Kate Thoene of Waste Not

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Teri Davis of Sierra Signs

About Waste Not

So Perishable Food Won't Go to Waste

Every day millions of dollars’ worth of food goes to waste while thousands in the Phoenix area go hungry. Waste Not delivers an innovative solution to fighting hunger by delivering food to those in need and combating food waste in the environment. Waste Not isn’t a food bank but they feed hungry people every day. Waste Not collects an average of 8-10,000 pounds of excess food from caterers and grocers and delivers it to schools, after-school programs, rehabilitation centers, transition homes, and senior centers. This perfectly good food would be otherwise tossed out and now has a new life with those who need it. 

About Sierra Signs

Innovative Signs of All Kinds

Sierra Signs is a Valley institution celebrating 35 years of creating beautiful, unique signs for businesses across the city. They are a locally owned business employing a dedicated team who are determined to deliver the utmost quality signs through their state of the art techniques. Sierra Signs has been dedicated to helping food banks across the city and this partnership with Waste Not takes their giving philosophy in a new direction. Owner Teri Davis believes that success comes in many forms including signs and service. It has been her commitment to superior quality, customer service, and giving back to the community. 

Key to Strength

Key to Strength was built out of the need to help Arizona nonprofits through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Many of Arizona’s nonprofits have reported a strain in their organizations due to an increased need for services during the last few months. Key to Strength brings together the power of the community, the power of businesses, and the power of charms to have a positive impact on Arizona.


If you’re a business or charity looking to take part in our Key to Strength campaign, click the button below to learn more.



Key to Strength Is Presented By

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1940 E. Camelback Rd, Phoenix,

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