PHOENIX, Nov. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Arizona Flower Market is partnering with local family owned flower farm Arango Green Growers to raise food donations for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. This year Arizona Flower Market is hosting its annual "Flowers for Food" donation drive by giving away 10,000 stems of sunflowers in exchange for collecting 10,000 food items by Thanksgiving. As an effort to pay it forward any customer who donates food will receive up to 2 free bunches of beautiful California grown sunflowers. Each person donating five non-perishable food items will receive a 5-stem bunch of sunflowers, compliments of Arizona Flower Market. If a customer brings in ten items, they can receive two free bunches. The event starts Friday November 18th, and runs through Wednesday, November 23rd 2016. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161115/439537 Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161115/439538 "Giving back to the community is an essential part of our mission at Arizona Flower Market," said Arizona Flower Market owner, Brad Denham. "The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is one of the most respected non-profit social services organizations in the valley and we are committed to supporting their efforts through our "Flowers for Food" program. Our customers are generous when it comes to supporting our mission and with their support we are confident we can hit our goal of 10,000 food items," he added.