Our Member Food Banks: Collectively Serving All 15 Counties


Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona Community Food Bank

3003 S. Country Club Road
P.O. Box 26727
Tucson, AZ  85726-6727

(520) 622-0525 : Local
(800) 950-8681 : Toll Free
(520) 624-6349 : Fax

The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona is a member of Feeding America and is the regional non-profit food distribution center for Cochise, Graham, Greenlee, Pima and Santa Cruz Counties. Programs of the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona reach approximately 200,000 people monthly, of which 52% are children and senior citizens. The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona provides food to nearly 500 distribution sites operated by local charities, manages multiple youth programs, conducts home gardening workshops, provides family advocacy counseling, operates a demonstration garden, and a 10 acre farm in the Town of Marana, and manages two Farmers' Markets. In 2011, the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona was voted #1 Non-Profit to Work For in Arizona. In 2007, the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona won the prestigious Glynwood Award for Connecting Communities, Farmers and Food, the USDA Western Region Sunshine Award for Excellence in the Summer Meals Program, was listed in Eating Well Magazine as one of the Top 10 Farmers' Markets in the United States, and was the only food bank in the nation to be invited to the Terra Madre Slow Food Conference in Turin, Italy.

 SERVICE AREA: Pima, Cochise, Graham, Greenlee, and Santa Cruz counties.

Desert Mission Food BankDesert Mission Food Bank

9229 N. 4th Street
Phoenix, AZ  85020

(602) 870-6062 : Local
(602) 331-5744 : Fax

Desert Mission Food Bank, an affiliate of the John C. Lincoln Health Network, has been helping meet the hunger needs for the residents in the North Phoenix area since the 1920s. Desert Mission continues to provide access to food and has expanded its services to meet the health and wellness needs of our community. In 2010, Desert Mission Food Bank distributed more than 2.3 million pounds of food. More than 110,000 people received food through the core programs of emergency food boxes, seniors and baby emergency food, plus food cooperative programs. Over 60% of the Desert Mission Food Bank clients served are children and seniors. With the creation of the "4th Street Market," families are able to choose based on their needs, whether they are coming in for emergency food or purchasing low cost food with SNAP (Food Stamps) and/or cash. Our demonstration chef provides healthy, nutritious recipes and community outreach to educate school-age children on better eating habits. Our Community Resource Coordinator assists families with SNAP and medical insurance application processes, as well as finds resources to support crisis needs. With only 10 employees, Desert Mission Food Bank depends on the 37,000 plus hours of community volunteerism to continue to meet the increasing needs for the residents of the North Phoenix area.

North Phoenix & Anthem - Glendale Avenue (south), 35th Avenue (west), Tatum Blvd. (east), Maricopa County Line (north).

St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance

2831 N. 31st Avenue
Phoenix, AZ  85009-1518

(602) 352-3640 : Local
(602) 352-3659 : Fax

St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance is a member of Feeding America and is the regional non-profit food distribution center for Western Maricopa, Coconino, Mohave, Northern Apache, Northern Navajo, Northwestern Gila, Western Pinal and Yavapai Counties. St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance, the world’s first food bank, is a non-sectarian, nonprofit organization that alleviates hunger by efficiently gathering and distributing food to 534 partner agencies at 700 sites that serve the hungry. Agencies include domestic violence shelters, dining halls, schools, churches, children’s shelters, halfway houses, homeless shelters, and senior centers. During Fiscal Year 2008-2009, the Food Bank distributed 67.7 million pounds of food to families and individuals, provided enough food for 300,000 meals every day, and garnered more than 370,000 volunteer service hours. The Food Bank has five locations in the Valley and Flagstaff, making its services easily accessible for agencies and their clients. Serving 13 of Arizona’s 15 counties, the organization is committed to volunteerism, building community relationships, and improving the quality of life for Arizonans in need.

Central and Western Maricopa County (Phoenix, Scottsdale, Ahwatukee, Fountain Hills, Cave Creek. Carefree, Paradise Valley, Glendale, Surprise, Peoria, Sun City, Avondale, Buckeye, Tolleson, Litchfield Park, Goodyear, Youngtown, El Mirage, Wickenburg, Wittman), Coconino County, Apache and Navajo County (North of I-40), Gila County (Northwest of SR-87 & 260), Mohave County, Pinal County (West of I-10), Yavapai County. 

United Food BankUnited Food Bank

245 S. Nina Drive
Mesa, AZ  85210

(480) 926-4897 : Local
(480) 926-7025 : Fax

United Food Bank is a member of Feeding America and is the regional non-profit food distribution center for Eastern Maricopa, Gila, Pinal, Southern Apache and Southern Navajo Counties. Committed to reducing hunger by acting as a community bridge between those who want to help and those who are in need, United Food Bank has served Maricopa County, Gila, Pinal, Apache and Navajo Counties since 1983. In 2008/09, United Food Bank distributed 12,947,106 lbs. of food and grocery items to 251 Community Partner Agencies and 12 sister food banks--enough food to provide over 27,700 meals daily. United Food Bank utilizes its Nutrient Tracking & Enhancement System (NTES), to track and enhance the nutritional value of the food it distributes. With 29 employees and volunteers providing 40,000 hours of service, United Food Bank consistently ranks as one of the most efficient food banks in Arizona and the nation.

 SERVICE AREA: Eastern Maricopa County (Mesa, Tempe, Gilbert, Queen Creek, Chandler, Apache Junction), Gila County (Southeast of SR-87 & 260), Apache and Navajo County (South of I-40), Pinal County (East of I-10) and all of the San Carlos Apache Reservation.

Yuma Community Food BankYuma Community Food Bank

2404 E. 24th Street, Suite A
Yuma, AZ  85365

(928) 343-1243 : Local
(928) 782-7924 : Fax

Yuma Community Food Bank is a member of Feeding America and is the regional non-profit food distribution center for Yuma and La Paz Counties and Imperial County in California. After opening its doors in 1978 the Yuma Community Food Bank has grown to be the 3rd largest food bank in the state of Arizona. It is the largest hunger relief organization in Yuma and La Paz County serving families in a tri-county area of the southwest. An average of 10 million pounds of food is distributed annually through 15 emergency and supplemental food programs and supports over 47 non-profit agencies. With Yuma's excess of produce we are able to distribute produce to every county in the State of Arizona. The Yuma Community Food Bank has no needs or wants...the Yuma Community Food Bank has customers that do.

 SERVICE AREA: Yuma County, La Paz County and Imperial County, CA.