Pinal County food banks.

Free food and meals can be obtained from Pinal County Arizona pantries, food banks, and charity organizations. A number of churches also offer hot meals or groceries to the needy. Find where to call for assistance, including information on government food programs, clothing, holiday meals, and other social services.

Most of the assistance provided by the food pantries in Pinal County is non-monetary, so therefore it is not financial aid to pay bills or rent. Resources provided instead include meals, free food, perishable items, clothing, and personal hygiene type items. The support is short term in nature, but most of the centers can refer people to government programs or local non-profits in the region which can provide longer term cash assistance; however that is not their primary service.

If a food pantry does have money for paying bills, the funds available will be limited. The focus instead is always on preventing hunger in the community. Strict criteria will need to be met by all applicants. Call one or more of the food pantries in Pinal County below for help.

Copper Basin Food Pantry
Address is - 1115 Industrial Rd.
Kearny, Arizona 85237
Phone number - (520) 363-7335
The food pantry provides emergency food boxes, groceries, and meals to families in the region who need help.

Gila Community Food Bank, Inc.
Location of food bank - 317 Hackney Ave
Globe, AZ 85501
Location - (928) 425-3639

Lord's Pantry at First UMC of Eloy
Food pantry address - 605 N Santa Cruz Ave
Eloy, Arizona 85131
Phone - (520) 466-3445
Regardless of background, this pantry can provide services and resources to the needy and low income in the Pinal County community. Call or stop by for food boxes, cereals, vegetables, and other emergency aid.





Community Action Human Resources Agency
Address - 311 N Main St.
Eloy, AZ 85131
(520) 466-1112
In addition to an onsite food pantry and clothing closet, various other social programs are administered. They include case management, referrals, and help in applying for state of Arizona and federal government assistance programs, such as food stamps or housing.

Reach Out Food Bank
575 N Idaho Rd Ste 701
Apache Junction, Arizona 85119
Phone number - (480) 983-2995

Saint James the Apostle Catholic Church
Address is 401 W Wilson Ave.
Coolidge, AZ 85228
Dial (520) 723-3063 to reach the church for food pantry hours.

The Salvation Army - Apache Junction
605 E Broadway Ave
Apache Junction, AZ 85119
Phone number - (480) 982-4110
Just a sampling of the services offered include a food bank, Christmas and Thanksgiving meals, gifts, groceries, and meals. Rarely they may have some funds for basic needs such as rent or energy bills.

CAHRA Food Programs
311 N Main St.
Eloy, Arizona 85131
Call (520) 466-1112
Surplus USDA commodities are offered, as well referrals to hot meals.





Tri-Community Food Bank and Thrift Shop
108 Redwood Dr.
Mammoth, AZ 85618
(520) 487-2010
Thrift store for personal hygiene items and low cost goods, such as furniture. Also runs a food bank for Pinal County families.

The Salvation Army Casa Grande Corps
1333 N Center Ave
Casa Grande, Arizona 85122
(520) 421-4480
Similar to the Salvation Army branch above, a number of resources and assistance programs are run. Senior citizens can also be referred to a Meals on Wheels service in Pina County.

Casa Grande Food Bank
The non-profit is at 235 East 4th Street
Casa Grande, Arizona 85122
Phone: (520) 836-1347




Marana Community Food Pantry
Address: 11734 West Grier Road,
Marana, AZ 85653
For hours, dial (520) 682-3001
Free emergency bags of groceries are available for the low income, including rice, meat, and maybe even baby formula.

Many other pantries and soup kitchens are in Pinal County. Not only that, but case workers can help residents apply for everything from SNAP food stamps to free school lunches for their children. Call 602-242-3663 for details.


By Jon McNamara

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