Pan de Vida was created in response to a need in our community. It’s beginning evolved into a formal 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization that operates in Maricopa and Pinal Counties. Pan de Vida developed several programs since its inception including:
Providing 500 Boys in the Town of Queen Creek with Football Jerseys and Equipment and creating Health Fairs and Health Clinics that service over 150 Families in the East Valley Area with the Volunteer Support of Five Physicians.
Mary Gloria founded Pan de Vida Foundation in 2003. Mary has devoted her life to community service and was honored for her incredible work in 2005 by receiving the prestigious Hon Kachina Award. Mary has also been honored with the 2005 Ak-Chin Award and was recognized as the 2003 Town of Queen Creek Woman Volunteer of the Year.
Others honors include the nomination for the 2005 Queen Creek Woman of the Year Awards, 2004 Cardinals Community Quarterback Finalist Award, and the 2008 Valle de Sol, HLI Alumni Excellence Award.
Previous Programs and Collaborations
Pan de Vida Foundation goal during its Initiation Year in 2003 was to provide a safe place and social community for the seniors of their community. That goal was accomplished in 2004 when the Foundation partnered with the Town of Queen Creek to provide the community site which is now managed by the Town of Queen Creek.