• Food Banks (Maricopa)

    Food Banks


    The Arizona Food Bank Network (AzFBN) is a coalition of 5 regional food banks and almost 1,000 food pantries and agencies, working to address hunger in Arizona. Together, the network feeds almost one million people each year in all 15 counties in Arizona. AzFBN is Arizona’s largest database of food banks, pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and other organizations that distribute emergency food. To find the food bank nearest you, click here.

    Arizona Baptist Children’s Services
    UPDATED FOR COVID
    2632 W. Augusta Ave
    Phoenix, AZ 85012
    Monday 8:30am-12:30pm
    Wednesday: 12:30pm-4:30pm
    (602) 346-2300

    Cultural Cup Food Bank
    UPDATED FOR COVID
    342 E. Thomas Rd
    Phoenix, AZ 85012
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10 am – 12 Noon
    (602) 266-8370
    https://culturalcup.com/

    Desert Mission Food Bank
    UPDATED FOR COVID
    9229 N. 4th St
    Phoenix, AZ 85020
    9:00 a.m. – 3 p.m., Monday – Friday
    (602) 870-6062
    https://www.desertmission.com/programs/food-bank/

    ICM Clothing Bank
    UPDATED FOR COVID – Monday – Friday from 9-11 AM to distribute food pantry boxes only. SNAP and SNAP to Work Programs will take clients by appointment only by calling 602-775-5744.
    501 S. 19th Ave
    Phoenix, AZ 85007
    Monday – Friday from 9-11 AM
    602-775-5744
    https://icmaz.org/

    House of Refuge
    6858 E. Ursula Ave #2
    Mesa, AZ 85212
    Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
    (480) 988-9395

    Life Bridge Food Bank
    UPDATED FOR COVID
    14240 N. 43rd Avenue Glendale, AZ 85306
    Tuesdays 11am-1pm, Thursdays 5-7pm, Fridays 11am-1pm
    602-281-3244
    https://lifebridgeaz.org/welcome

    Joshua Tree Feeding Program
    UPDATED FOR COVID
    Every Wednesday, we have complementary food box distribution. Registration/Check in begins at 9:30am and ends at 11:45 am. Food box shopping is from 10 am until 12 noon. All clients must call in to 602-264-0223 or email to foodboxorders@jtfp.org by 5PM on the Sunday prior to the distribution day in order to receive a food box.
    214 E. Willetta St
    Phoenix, AZ 85004
    Wednesday 8am-12pm
    (602) 264-0223
    https://www.jtfp.org

    Mercy Hill Church
    745 W. Fillmore St
    Phoenix, AZ 85007
    Tuesday 9am-12pm
    (602) 252-1423

    St. Mary’s Food Bank

    St. Mary’s Food Bank distributes food to hundreds of nonprofits partners through most of Arizona. These agencies include food pantries, dining halls, homeless shelters, and more. Their programs include food distribution, children’s feeding program, mobile pantries, and more. If you need help or want to learn more, click here
    2831 N. 31st Avenue
    Phoenix, AZ 85009
    (602) 242-FOOD (3663)

    St Stephen’s Episcopal Church
    2310 N. 56th St
    Phoenix, AZ 85008
    Wednesday 9am-12pm
    (602) 870-6062

    The 3000 Club
    UPDATED FOR COVID – 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.
    For more information on location and schedule, go to https://www.marketonthemove.org/

    United Food Bank

    United Food Bank offers a weekly food box distribution, every Friday at the Mesa Convention Center from 7am to 11am. For more information on go to https://unitedfoodbank.org/get-help/food-distribution/

  • Food Banks (Pima)

    Food Banks


    The Arizona Food Bank Network (AzFBN) is a coalition of 5 regional food banks and almost 1,000 food pantries and agencies, working to address hunger in Arizona. Together, the network feeds almost one million people each year in all 15 counties in Arizona. AzFBN is Arizona’s largest database of food banks, pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and other organizations that distribute emergency food. To find the food bank nearest you, click here.

    The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, Inc.
    The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona responds to the root causes of  hunger and seeks to restore dignity, health, opportunity and hope to people living in poverty. Our mission is to change lives in the communities we serve by feeding the hungry today, and building a healthy, hunger-free tomorrow.
    *Multiple Locations available. Click link below to find the food distribution center closest to you*
    https://www.communityfoodbank.org/Get-Help 

    The Tucson Neighborhood Food Pantry
    UPDATED FOR COVID
    5707 E 22nd St
    Tucson, AZ 85710
    Thursdays and Saturdays 4pm-6pm
    (520) 777-9629
    https://www.tnfp.org/

    Iskashitaa Refugee Network

    Iskashitaa Refugee Network (IRN) creates opportunities to integrate UN refugees into the Southern Arizona community while educating the public, strengthening the local food system, reducing local food waste, and increasing food security. IRN is an intergenerational network of Tucson volunteers and UN refugees, who locate, harvest, and re-distribute locally grown fruits and vegetables which would otherwise go to waste. To see how Iskashitaa is making an impact in communities around Tucson, visit their Facebook here or call them at (520) 440-0100
    1406 E. Grant Rd. Bldg. #2
    Tucson, AZ 85719

    St. Paul’s Food Bank
    8051 E Broadway Blvd
    Tucson, AZ 85710
    Monday-Friday 9am-11:30am
    (520) 296-1927

    The 3000 Club
    UPDATE FOR COVID – 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.
    For more information on location and schedule, go to https://www.marketonthemove.org/

  • Clothing Donation Centers (Maricopa)

    Clothing Donation Centers


    ICM Clothing Bank
    CLOTHING BANK CLOSED FOR COVID (updated 9/30/2020)
    501 S. 19th Ave
    Phoenix, AZ 85007
    Monday-Friday 9am-11am
    (602) 254-7450

    All Faith Community Services
    UPDATED FOR COVID
    214 S. 5th St
    Buckeye, AZ 85326
    Monday-Friday 8:30am-12:30pm
    (623) 386-3513
    https://www.allfaithcsaz.com/

    FIBCO Family Services
    UPDATED FOR COVID
    1141 E. Jefferson St.
    Phoenix, AZ 85034
    Every Wednesday and the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month
    (602) 385-3900
    http://www.fibco.org/

    Genesis Project
    UPDATED FOR COVID
    564 N Idaho Rd #5
    Apache Junction, AZ 85119
    Monday-Friday 12pm-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
    Tuesday-Wednesday: 2pm-5pm
    http://www.amphifoundation.org/amphi-foundation-clothing-bank/

    Assistance League Tucson – Operation School Bell
    1307 N. Alvernon Way.
    Tucson, AZ 85712
    (520) 326-8452
    Tuesday-Friday: 10am-4pm
    Saturday: 10am-2pm
    For more information go to https://altucson.org/operation-school-bell/

    Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona
    1050 S. Plumer Ave.
    Tucson, AZ 85719
    (520) 325-1400
    Call for appointment
    For more information go to https://www.diaperbank.org/

    Duffy Clothing Bank

    655 N. Magnolia Ave.
    Tucson, AZ 85711
    (520) 232-7055
    Monday-Friday: 8am-4pm
    http://www.tusd1.org/Departments/Family-Resource-Centers/Clothing-Bank 


    Your Sister’s Closet

    525 N. Bonita Ave.
    Tucson, AZ, 85745
    (520) 884-7810
    Monday-Friday: By Appointment
    https://ywcatucson.org/program/wlwc/your-sisters-closet-project-period/

  • 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
    http://asianamarket2.com/

    Asiana Market (Mesa)
    1135 S. Dobson Rd.
    Mesa, AZ 85202
    (480) 833-3077
    Monday-Sunday: 8am-9pm
    http://asianamarket.com/

    AZ International Market Place
    1920 W. Broadway Rd.
    Mesa, AZ 85210
    (602) 633-6296
    Monday-Sunday: 9am-9pm

    Bati Bazaar
    1510 W. McDowell Rd.
    Phoenix, AZ 85007
    (623) 330-2999
    Monday-Sunday: 12pm-7pm

    Baiz Fresh Food – 3 locations
    523 North 20th Street,
    Phoenix, AZ 85006
    602-560-2620
    Monday-Sunday: 9am-5:30pm

    1858 West Baseline Road,
    Mesa AZ 85202
    480-424-4945
    Monday-Sunday: 9am-8pm

    8030 North 27th Avenue,
    Phoenix, AZ 85051
    602-560-1506
    Monday-Sunday: 9am-8pm
    https://www.baizmarket.com/

    Haji Baba International Food
    2131 E. Apache Blvd.
    Tempe, AZ 85281
    (480) 894-2442
    Monday-Saturday: 10am-6pm
    Sunday: Closed

    Lee Lee International Supermarket – 2 Locations
    2025 N. Dobson Rd.
    Chandler, AZ 85381
    (480) 899-2887
    Monday-Sunday: 9am-7pm

    7575 W. Cactus Rd.
    Peoria, AZ 85381
    (623) 773-3345
    Monday-Sunday: 9am-7pm
    http://leeleesupermarket.com/

    Lotus Supermarket
    18425 N 19th Ave #110,
    Phoenix, AZ 85023
    (602) 773-6863
    Monday-Sunday: 10am-9pm

    Mekong Plaza
    66 S. Dobson Rd.
    Mesa, AZ 85202
    (480) 363-9009
    Monday-Sunday: 9am-9pm
    http://www.mekongplaza.com/

    Princess Market
    2620 W. Broadway Rd.
    Mesa, AZ 85202
    (480) 894-1499
    Monday-Friday: 9am-9pm
    Saturday-Sunday: 10am-7pm
    https://princessmarket.com/

    New Africa
    4730 W. Glendale Ave.
    Glendale, AZ 85301
    (602) 576-5145
    Monday-Saturday: 9:30am-8pm
    Sunday: 10am-6pm

    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: 8:30am-9pm
    http://www.babylonmarkettucson.com/

    Carniceria La Noria
    704 E. Prince Rd.
    Tucson, AZ 85719
    (520) 690-6947
    Monday-Sunday: 8am-8:30pm

    Grant-Stone Supermarket
    8 W. Grant Rd.
    Tucson, AZ 85705
    (520) 628-7445
    Monday-Sunday: 9am-7pm

    G & L Import Export Corporation
    4828 E. 22nd St.
    Tucson, AZ 85711
    (520) 790-9016
    Monday-Saturday: 9am-8pm
    Sunday: 9am-6pm
    https://g-l-import-export-corporation.business.site/?hl=en

    Gamar Family Market
    1800 E Fort Lowell Rd #128,
    Tucson, AZ 85719
    (520) 499-0745
    Monday-Sunday: 9am-6pm
    https://www.gamarfamilymarket.com/

    Indian Dukaan
    2754 N. Campbell Ave.
    Tucson, AZ 85719
    (520) 321-0408
    Monday-Sunday: 11am-6pm

    Lee Lee International Supermarket
    1990 W. Orange Grove Rd.
    Tucson, AZ 85704
    (520) 638-8328
    Monday-Sunday: 9am-8pm
    http://www.leeleesupermarket.com/

    Sandyi Oriental Market
    4270 E. Pima St.
    Tucson, AZ 85712
    (520) 320-0389
    Monday-Saturday: 9am-7pm
    Sunday: 10am-6pm
    https://www.sandyiorientalmarket.com/

  • WIC - Women, Infants, and Children Food Program

    The Arizona Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides nutrition education and breastfeeding support services, supplemental nutritious foods and referrals to health and social services. WIC serves pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women; infants; and children under the age of five who are determined to be at nutritional risk. The information flyer below is available in ArabicBurmeseChinese (Simplified)Kinyarwanda, SomaliSpanish, Swahili, and Vietnamese.

    Download (PDF, 243KB)

  • FNS and SNAP Information

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


    Eligibility

    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.

    Download (PDF, Unknown)

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