We are an Alternative Food Bank serving the Maricopa County, Arizona. Our primary focus, but not limited to; is providing nutritional foods for those with dietary restrictions, such as kosher, halal, vegetarian, allergies, diabetic, cancer patients and more. We also provide overnight lunch bags for the homeless, families with children during summer months, as well as hygiene kits for those in need. We try our best to provide fresh produce, fruits, vegetables, dairy and frozen meats.
Provided: Emergency Food Boxes, Baby Items (when available), Pet Food (when Available), Hygiene kits (when available)
Call or email at least 3-5 hours ahead to make sure we are aware the donation is coming and have volunteers ready.
ProducePedia is a free resource that covers the types of fresh produce that can be delivered to food pantries. Each entry includes information on color, taste, and possible uses. People unfamiliar with the vegetable or fruit will learn how to use it, and those who are familiar with it still might learn a fun fact or two!
The Cooperative Extension sites have a wealth of information for any backyard gardener. Once you go to the site (each one if very different from the others) look for a link for “homes and gardens”, “landscape”, “consumer horticulture”, etc. to find information on improving your backyard garden. Neighboring state sites may offer information your own state’s site lacks.