• FNS and SNAP Information

    Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)


    You can use the screen for eligibility(link is external) website to see if you qualify for Nutrition Assistance; however, the best way to know if you are eligible is to submit an application for benefits and go through the application process. The application process includes verifying that we have received complete and accurate information along with an interview conducted by our staff. For more information, see the How to Apply for Cash, Medical, and Nutrition Assistance Video(link is external).

    Able-bodied adults without dependents are only eligible for a few months of Nutrition Assistance unless they are exempt, working, or participating in the SNA E&T program.

    If you do not qualify for Nutrition Assistance benefits, or need help with food during the application process, please contact The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP).  Persons receiving Nutrition Assistance automatically qualify for TEFAP.


    Information Needed to Apply

    Whether you are applying for the first time, or renewing your benefits, you may need one or more of the following pieces of information to complete your application:

    1. Proof of citizenship and identity for everyone who is applying for benefits.
    2. Alien Registration Cards, if there are non-U.S. citizens applying for benefits in your household.
    3. Social Security numbers for everyone, or proof that a Social Security number has been applied for.
    4. Proof of relationship, birth certificates may be used
    5. Name, address & daytime phone number of landlord or neighbor.
    6. A statement verifying your address and the names of everyone living with you. The statement must be made by a non-relative who doesn’t live with you.  It must be signed, dated and include that person’s address and telephone number.
    7. Proof of ALL money your household received from any source last month and this month.
    8. Proof that your employment ended and last date paid.
    9. Bank or credit union (savings or checking) complete statement for the most recent month.
    10. Proof of savings bonds, securities, retirement plans and life insurance.
    11. Proof of rent/mortgage and utility bills (electric, water, gas, etc.) for the most recent month.
    12. Proof of child care expenses for the most recent month.
    13. Proof of all medical expenses for those applying for benefits who are age 60 or older or receive disability benefits.


    Submitting Application

    Submitting your application and required documentation starts the application process. The following are ways that you can apply:

    1. Submit an online application through Health-e-Arizona Plus.
    2. Download the Application for Benefits with KidsCare Application Addendum turn it in by mail, fax, or in person at your local office.
    3. Request an application at your local office or Call (855) 432-7587 to request a paper application be mailed to you.  After receiving and completing the application, turn it in by mail, fax, or in person at your local office.
    4. Go to find an assistor, enter your ZIP Code to locate community assistors near you for help with the application process.


    After Submitting Application

    You will need to complete an eligibility interview via phone or in person at one of our offices.   We strongly recommend that you have income information, ID, Social Security numbers, and Citizenship verification at the interview. During your interview, we will review your information in order to see if you qualify for the program.

    At the end of your interview, we will let you know if we need any additional information to decide your case.  We will also send you a letter asking for this information.


    For more information go to www.des.az.gov/services/basic-needs/food/nutrition-assistance-formerly-food-stamp-program

  • Diet and Nutrition Information

    Diet and Nutrition

    Diet, Exercise and Nutrition Resources

    Available in English, Amharic, Arabic, Burmese, Farsi, French, Haitian Creole, Hmong, Karen, Kirundi, Nepali, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, and Vietnamese.

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  • Food Banks (Maricopa)

    Food Banks

    Arizona Baptist Children’s Services

    2632 W. Augusta Ave

    Phoenix, AZ 85012

    Monday 8:30am-12:30pm

    Wednesday: 12:30pm-4:30pm

    (602) 346-2300


    Cultural Cup Food Bank

    342 E. Thomas Rd

    Phoenix, AZ 85012

    Tuesday/Thursday 9am-1:45pm

    (602) 266-8370


    Desert Mission Food Bank

    9229 N. 4th St

    Phoenix, AZ 85020

    Monday/Tuesday/Thursday 8:30am-4pm

    Wednesday 8:30am-5:30pm

    Friday 8:30am-2:30pm

    (602) 870-6062


    House of Refuge

    6858 E. Ursula Ave #2

    Mesa, AZ 85212

    Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm

    (480) 988-9395


    Joshua Tree Feeding Program

    214 E. Willetta St

    Phoenix, AZ 85004

    Wednesday 8am-12pm

    (602) 264-0223


    Life Bridge Food Bank

    2728 W. Orangewood Ave

    Phoenix, AZ 85051

    Tuesday 9am-1pm

    Thursday 1pm-3pm

    (602) 870-6062


    Mercy Hill Church

    745 W. Fillmore St

    Phoenix, AZ 85007

    Tuesday 9am-12pm

    (602) 252-1423


    St Stephen’s Episcopal Church

    2310 N. 56th St

    Phoenix, AZ 85008

    Wednesday 9am-12pm

    (602) 870-6062


    The 3000 Club

    For a donation of $10 in Phoenix, Tucson and Northern Arizona you can get up to 60 lbs. of fresh produce in a farmers market like atmosphere and setup that you can share with your friends, family, neighbors or other people in need. Doing so also helps us rescue good fresh produce from going to the landfills.

    To see date and times, go to our events page.

  • Food Banks (Pima)

    Food Banks

    Community Food Bank, Inc.

     3003 S Country Club Rd

    Tucson, AZ 85713

    Tuesday-Friday 9am-4:30pm

    Saturday 9am-1:30pm

    (520) 622-0525


    The Tucson Neighborhood Food Pantry

    5707 E 22nd St

    Tucson, AZ 85710

    Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 4-6pm

    (520) 777-9629


    St. Paul’s Food Bank

    8051 E Broadway Blvd

    Tucson, AZ 85710

    Monday-Friday 9am-11:30am

    (520) 296-1927


    The 3000 Club

    For a donation of $10 in Phoenix, Tucson and Northern Arizona you can get up to 60 lbs. of fresh produce in a farmers market like atmosphere and setup that you can share with your friends, family, neighbors or other people in need. Doing so also helps us rescue good fresh produce from going to the landfills.

    To see date and times, go to our events page.

  • Clothing Donation Centers (Maricopa)

    Clothing Donation Centers

    ICM Clothing Bank

    501 S. 19th Ave

    Phoenix, AZ 85007

    Monday-Friday 9am-11am

    (602) 254-7450


    All Faith Community Services

    214 S. 5th St

    Buckeye, AZ 85326

    Monday-Friday 8:30am-12:30pm

    (623) 386-3513


    FIBCO Family Services

    1141 E. Jefferson St.

    Phoenix, AZ 85034

    *Call for hours*

    (602) 385-3900


    Genesis Project

    564 N Idaho Rd #5

    Apache Junction, AZ 85119

    Monday-Friday 10am-2pm

    (480) 225-7757

  • Clothing Donation Centers (Pima)

    Clothing Donation Centers

    Amphi Foundation

    3335 N Stone Ave (behind Amphi HS),

    Tucson, AZ, 85705

    (520) 690-0075

    Monday: Closed

    Tuesday-Wednesday: 2pm-5:30pm

    Thursday-Sunday: Closed


    Assistance League Tucson – Operation School Bell

    1307 N. Alvernon Way.

    Tucson, AZ 85712

    (520) 326-8452

    Monday: Closed

    Tuesday-Friday: 10am-4pm

    Saturday: 10am-2pm

    Sunday: Closed


    Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona

    1050 S. Plumer Ave.

    Tucson, AZ 85719

    (520) 325-1400

    Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm


    Your Sister’s Closet

    525 N. Bonita Ave.

    Tucson, AZ, 85745

    (520) 884-7810

    Monday-Friday: By Appointment

    Saturday-Sunday: Closed

  • Ethnic Grocery Stores (Maricopa)

    Ethnic Grocery Stores

    Asiana Market (Glendale)

    4410 W. Union Hills Dr. A-1

    Glendale, AZ 85308

    (623) 780-1234

    Monday-Sunday: 9am-9pm


    Asiana Market (Mesa)

    1135 S. Dobson Rd.

    Mesa, AZ 85202

    (480) 833-3077

    Monday-Sunday: 9am-10pm


    Bati Bazaar

    1510 W. McDowell Rd.

    Phoenix, AZ 85007

    (623) 330-2999

    Monday-Sunday: 10am-7pm


    Baiz Fresh Food

    523 N. 2oth St.

    Phoenix, AZ 85006

    (602) 252-8996

    Monday-Saturday: 9am-8pm

    Sunday: 9am-6pm


    AZ International Market Place

    1920 W. Broadway Rd.

    Mesa, AZ 85210

    (602) 633-6296

    Monday-Sunday: 9am-9pm


    Haji Baba International Food

    2131 E. Apache Blvd.

    Tempe, AZ 85281

    (480) 894-2442

    Monday-Saturday: 10am-6pm

    Sunday: Closed


    Lee Lee International Supermarket

    2025 N. Dobson Rd.

    Chandler, AZ 85381

    (480) 899-2887

    Monday-Sunday: 9am-9pm


    Lee Lee International Supermarket

    7575 W. Cactus Rd.

    Peoria, AZ 85381

    (623) 773-3345

    Monday-Sunday: 9am-9pm


    Lotus Supermarket

    1702 W. Camelback Rd. #5

    Phoenix, AZ 85013

    (602) 242-6119

    Monday-Sunday: 10am-9pm


    Mekong Plaza

    66 S. Dobson Rd.

    Mesa, AZ 85202

    (480) 363-9009

    Monday-Sunday: 9am-9pm


    Princess Market

    2620 W. Broadway Rd.

    Mesa, AZ 85202

    (480) 894-1944

    Monday-Friday: 9am-8pm

    Saturday-Sunday: 10am-7pm


    New Africa

    4730 W. Glendale Ave.

    Glendale, AZ 85301

    (602) 576-5145

    Monday-Sunday: 9am-7pm


    Tan Phat Market

    1702 W. Camelback Rd. #5

    Phoenix, AZ 85013

    (620) 242-6119

    Monday-Sunday: 8am-8pm

  • Ethnic Grocery Stores (Pima)

    Ethnic Grocery Stores

    Babylon Market

    3954 E. Speedway Blvd.

    Tucson, AZ 85712

    (520) 232-3700

    Monday-Sunday: 9am-9pm


    Carniceria La Noria

    704 E. Prince Rd.

    Tucson, AZ 85719

    (520) 690-6947

    Monday-Sunday: 8:30am-8pm


    Grant-Stone Supermarket

    8 W. Grant Rd.

    Tucson, AZ 85705

    (520) 628-7445

    Monday-Sunday: 9am-9pm


    G & L Import Export Corporation

    4828 E. 22nd St.

    Tucson, AZ 85711

    (520) 790-9016

    Monday-Saturday: 9am-8pm

    Sunday: 9am-7pm


    Indian Dukaan

    2754 N. Campbell Ave.

    Tucson, AZ 85719

    (520) 321-0408


    Lee Lee International Supermarket

    1990 W. Orange Grove Rd.

    Tucson, AZ 85704

    (520) 638-8328

    Monday-Sunday: 9am-9pm



    1800 E. Fort Lowell Rd. #110,

    Tucson, AZ 85719

    (520) 795-1137

    Monday-Sunday: 8:30am-9pm


    Sandyi Oriental Market

    4270 E. Pima St.

    Tucson, AZ 85712

    (520) 320-0389

    Monday-Saturday: 9am-8pm

    Sunday: 10am-6pm