Flagstaff free food pantries.

There are a few non-profit food banks in the Flagstaff Arizona area that families can turn to in an emergency. The resources provided from the locations is extensive. Depending on the result of the application process, people can receive a free box of food, groceries, or maybe a hot meal at Christmas or Thanksgiving. Senior citizens in Coconino County can also sign up for a Meals on Wheels service.

Another possibility will be for more basic needs. This means that a pantry may also have an on site clothing closet or pass out free personal hygiene items or school supplies. The primary locations are below, and anyone that needs help should call a site near them for more information on any forms of assistance that may be available.

In addition, there are sites that serve free meals year round. These tend to ramp up their services around the holidays, but they can also feed children that are on summer break or offer an elderly person a congregate meal.

Central Arizona Food Bank
654 N Main St
Cottonwood, Arizona 86326-3713
Dial (928) 634-7447 for hours.
This may be the largest center in the region. They have free food boxes, but also run a service known as the Care Club, which sells healthy groceries to families at a reduced price.

Coconino County FoodPlus
Location - 2625 N King St
Flagstaff, AZ 86004-1884
(928) 679-7250
The focus is on feeding low income seniors, women, and children. Free USDA approved food, non-perishable goods, and more is passed out. Another pantry is at 467 Vista Ave, Page, AZ 86040, and dial (928) 608-6108.




NACA Emergency Supportive Services Program
Address is 2717 N Steves Blvd
Flagstaff, AZ 86004-3959
(928) 526-2968
Assistance ranges from shelter to food and even gasoline vouchers. A focus is on members of the Navajo Nation.

Sedona Community Food Bank
Main address is 680 Sunset Dr
Sedona, Arizona 86336
(928) 204-2808
The pantry is run in partnership with Catholic Charities. It provides clothing, meats, frozen foods, emergency linen, blankets, and job programs to the working poor.

Navajo Area Agency on Aging Senior Citizen Center Program
Window Rock, Arizona 86515
(928) 674-2369
Transportation is for seniors. They also run the Meals on Wheels program for qualified low income households.

Sunshine Rescue Mission
124 S San Francisco St
Flagstaff, Arizona 86001-5739
Call (928) 774-3512 for Basic Needs.

The Salvation Army Pantry at Flagstaff
Main address is 507 N Humphreys St
Flagstaff, AZ 86001-3055
(928) 774-1403
Free food, Angel Tree program for gifts and Christmas meals, and school supplies are given out. The charity offers holiday food baskets to families in need for Thanksgiving as well as Christmas.





Williams Food Bank
Address is 200 S 9th St
Williams, Arizona 86046-2271
(928) 635-2913

Coconino County Community Services Department Senior Services
2625 N King St
Flagstaff, AZ 86004-1884
Telephone number is (928) 679-7425
This location can also help residents apply for SNAP food stamps.

Fredonia Senior Citizen Center
Location is 80 N 100 W
Fredonia, Arizona 86022
(928) 643-7278
Both congregate and home deliver meals are offered for Coconino County seniors and disabled residents.

For additional referrals, including to soup kitchens in the area, dial (928) 526-2211. There are other charity and volunteer groups that can provide food. Or clients can inquire into USDA commodities or federal programs such as school lunches.




By Jon McNamara

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