Phoenix food banks and free food pantries as well as soup kitchens in Maricopa County.

Phoenix Arizona and Maricopa County non-profit food banks and pantries provide resources to families who need help, including the unemployed, low income, and disadvantaged. They can offer direct food assistance, information on government programs such as SNAP food stamps or WiC vouchers, and many can even provide limited amounts of financial aid for paying bills, rent, or other expenses or clothes. Seasonal aid ranging from free Thanksgiving and Christmas meals to Easter baskets are also offered in Maricopa County.

The demand for all types of assistance is very high. Many of the pantries rely on donations, so resources will be limited. Most locations will do their best to not turn anyone away. If you need help, including hot meals, baby formula, diapers, and canned goods, call a Maricopa County Arizona center below. Some may even have clothing, furniture, or administer holiday, Thanksgiving and Christmas assistance programs.

The region is served by several dozen main centers, some of which focus on helping immigrants as well. However even if there is not one in your immediate neighborhood, call the nearest food pantry in Maricopa County. They may be able to refer you to a nearby church, charity, Salvation Army, or another non-profit in your area for assistance. In addition, many centers have staff or volunteers on site that can help people apply for government food programs from the federal government, city of Phoenix or state of Arizona.

Andre House
213 S 11th Ave
Phoenix Arizona (602) 252-9023





Church on the Street
902 E McKinley
Phoenix Arizona
(602) 254-8302
Provides hot meals, information on local shelters, and other aid to the low income and homeless in the community.

Cochise County Children's Center
721 Gonzales Blvd
Huachuca City Arizona
Call for help - (520) 456-1000

Coconino County Flagstaff
Family Food Center
1903 N 2nd St
Flagstaff Arizona
(520) 779-4561
Call for information on government assistance programs such as food stamps, LIHEAP, WIC and the locations of food banks. The organization can provide referrals, advice, and other support.

Community Action Agency and Community Services
There are dozens of sites that are part of the Maricopa Community Action Agency network. They may run food pantries, deliver meals to the homebound or disabled, help immigrants get free or affordable food, and coordinate healthy eating classes. Many resources are offered, including help with SNAP or WIC too. More on Maricopa County community action food assistance programs.

Holy Trinity Monastery
Route 80 Mile Marker 302
St. David Arizona
Phone number - (520) 720-4642

Salvation Army
1461 Palma Dr.
Bullhead City Arizona (520) 758-3141
Several other Corp centers are located across Maricopa County, as indicated below. Resources available include clothing, food, thrift stores, and summer meals for students.





St. Vincent De Paul of Douglas AZ
529 - 11th St.
Douglas Arizona
Call the food bank - (520)-364-3637
The various locations across the region administer social and human services. The unemployed, working poor, senior citizens, and disabled are the primary beneficiaries. Some may have Meals on Wheels programs, medications, and surplus government commodities. More details on Saint Vincent de Paul in Maricopa County.

St. Vincent De Paul
614 Bartow Dr
Sierra Vista Arizona (520) 458-0500

St. Vincent de Paul/Dining Rooms - Phoenix
112 S 9th Ave
Phoenix (602) 495-3065
This is the free soup kitchen. It serves hot meals, lunches, and more. The homeless, immigrants, and working poor in Maricopa County are some of the main clients.

St. Vincent de Paul/Dining Rooms - Mesa
112 S 9th Ave
67 W Broadway
Mesa Arizona
(602) 649-0081

Sunshine Rescue Mission
Hot meals, shelter, personal hygiene items, and more.

The Haven
1107 E Adelaide St
Tucson Arizona
(520) 623-4590




The Love Kitchen, Inc.
1715 South Perrod Ln
Pinetop Arizona
Phone number - (520) 367-6505

Agape Network
Hours of Operation - Fri a.m. 1st & 3rd Fridays of Month
2425 E Thomas Rd, Ste 6
Phoenix, Arizona 85064

All Tribes Assembly of God Church
Phone - 602-728-0699
Hours of Operation - 1st & 3rd Friday of Month 6:00
1710 W. Highland Ave.
Phoenix, Arizona 85015

Andre House of Arizona, Inc.
11th Ave. & Jackson St.
Hours - Mon-Thu 5:30-6:30; Sat-Sun 5:30-6:30
213 S. 11th Ave.
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
Emergency food boxes, perishable fruits, vegetables, breads, and other support is provided.

Central AZ Shelter Services (CASS)
Dial for help - 602-256-6945
Physical Address - 230 S. 12th Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85007

Chicanos Por La Causa Senior Center - Casa Primavera
Phone - 602-272-0054
Hours of Operation - Mon-Fri 9:00-3:00
Physical Address - 1617 N. 45th Ave., Phoenix, AZ, 85035
Older adults can use a congregate meal site, and the homebound may have food and hot lunches or meals delivered. Also learn about programs for seniors such as Medicare and medical bill assistance.





Forgach House Domestic
Crisis Center./CCS
Sierra Vista (520) 458-9096

Church on Fillmore
Phone: 602-252-1423
Hours of Operation - Tue 9:00-12:00
745 W. Fillmore
Phoenix, Arizona 85007

Cultural Cup Food Bank
Phone number of the food bank - 602-266-8370
Hours of Operation - Mon 11:30-4:00; Tue 8:30-2:00; Wed 8:30-2:00; Thu 11:30-4:00; Fri 8:30-12:00
342 E Thomas Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Some of what may be offered includes free emergency food boxes, sack lunches, and more.

Deer Valley Senior Center
Call - 602-495-3714
Mon-Fri 8:00-5:00
Physical Address - 2001 W. Wahalla Lane
Phoenix, AZ, 85027

Desert Christian Fellowship
Phone 602-861-4008
Church food bank hours - Sun 8:00-12:00
1445 W. Northern
Phoenix, Arizona

Desert West Senior Services
Phone - 602-495-3711
Hours of Operation - Mon-Fri 8:00-5:00
6501 W. Virginia
Phoenix, Arizona 85035

FIBCO Family Services, Inc.
Food bank phone number - 602-385-3900
Hours of Operation - Tue,Wed,Fri 10:30-1:30
Physical Address - 1141 E. Jefferson St.
Phoenix, Arizona 85034

First Pentecostal Church Community Center
Phone - 602-276-2126
Hours - Sat 9:00-11:00 or by appointment
Address - 2709 E. Marguerite Ave
Phoenix, AZ, 85040
Low income and struggling families can stop by this community center. Receive applications to public aid (food stamps and Commodity Supplemental Food Program - CSFP), free canned goods, and meals.

First Southern Baptist Church Benevolence Center
Phone - 602-242-6104
Hours of Operation - Wed 9:00-11:00
Physical Address - 3100 W. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ, 85017

Gateway Church of God
Phone 602-267-0663
Hours of Operation Mon-Fri 9:00-1:00; Sunday Afternoon
Physical Address - 3400 E. Melvin St.
Phoenix, AZ, 85008

Highways & Hedges Ministries
Phone - 602-212-0850
Hours - Mon-Fri 9:30-5:00
Address - 2515 E. Thomas
Phoenix, AZ, 85016
Free food and groceries are distributed to low income families and the needy.





ICM Food & Clothing Bank
Phone - 602-254-7450
Hours - Mon-Sat 9:00-11:00
Address - 501 S. 9th Ave.
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
Clothing for children, school supplies, shoes, and more is offered. A pantry also provides free groceries, food, and nutritional support.

Life Bridge Resource Center
Phone - 602-864-3408
Hours of Operation - Tue 9:00-1:00; Thu 1:00-3:00
Physical Address - 7510 N. 27th Ave
Phoenix, AZ, 85051

Church on the Street
2141 W Madison
(602) 252-7444
Call the church food pantry for hours.

Living Streams Church Food Pantry
Phone - 602-957-7500
Hours - Mon-Thu 9:30-11:30
Physical Address - 7000 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ, 85020

Manzanita Senior Center
Phone - 602-262-4949
Hours of Operation - Mon-Fri 8:00-5:00; Lunch 11:30-12:30; Commodities 4th Mon
Food Bank Address - 3581 W. Northern
Phoenix, Arizona 85051
While the non-profit focuses on senior citizens, people of all backgrounds can get help and referrals. Home delivered and congregate meals are offered in Maricopa County. Continue reading programs for seniors.

Bread of Life
3840 N 30th St.
Dial the food bank at - (602) 304-9044

Mount of Olives Lutheran Church
Call - 602-956-1620
Food bank/pantry hours. The center is open Weds 10:00-noon Thu 3:00-6:00
Address - 3546 E. Thomas Rd.
Phoenix, Arizona 85018

Neighborhood Ministries Inc.
Phone - 602-252-5225
Hours of Operation - Friday 9:00-12:00
Physical Address - 1929 W. Fillmore
Phoenix, Arizona 85009
Spiritual guidance, free food and meals, household goods, and more may be offered.

Open Door Fellowship Church
Phone - 602-242-4414
Hours of Operation - 9:00-11:30 a.m., 2nd & 4th Saturdays of each Month
Physical Address - 8301 N 19th Ave
Phoenix, AZ, 85021

Paradise Valley Emergency Food Bank
Phone - 602-867-9228
Physical Address - 10862 N. 32nd St.
Phoenix, Arizona 85028
If you are faced with hunger and need items in a hurry, call this food bank for help.




Caja de Comida para Niņos
Phone - 602-263-1017
Hours of Operation - Mon-Fri 8:00-5:00
Physical Address - 4520 N. Central Ave., Suite 250
Phoenix, AZ

Rio Vista Center
Phone - 602-243-1866
Mon-Thu 9:00-11:30; Sun 11:00-12:00
Food center address - 1431 E. Southern Ave.
Phoenix, AZ, 85042

Salvation Army - Laura Danieli Sr. Activity Ctr.
Phone - 602-251-2006
Hours of Operation - Mon-Fri 8:30-3:30
Physical Address - 613 N. 4th Ave.
Phoenix, Arizona 85003

Government and USDA programs
The two main ones are SNAP food stamps and free school lunches. The Maricopa pubic assistance programs and social services process applications. Most of the support is for families in poverty and/or immigrants, seniors, and low income single moms. The government aid can help them buy food.

Salvation Army - Phoenix
Phone - 602-267-4122
Hours of Operation - Mon-Fri 12:30-3:30
Physical Address - 2702 E. Washington St.
Phoenix, Arizona 85034
The Salvation Army is one of the leading non-profit social service and charity organizations in the United States and the world. They can provide a number of assistance programs, including access to a food pantry, thrift store, and clothing closet.

Some of what is distributed include meals, canned goods, and baby formula.  Free Christmas assistance, such as gifts, clothing and toys is offered from programs such as Angel Tree. Some limited financial assistance for rent or cooling bills may be available as well. More on Salvation Army in Phoenix.

Seventh Day Adventist Community Center-Central Phoenix
Phone - 602-258-9951
Hours of Operation - Mon-Tue-Wed 9:00-11:30
Physical Address - 1320 N. 15th St.
Phoenix, AZ, 85006

Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Phone - 602-261-6886
Hours of Operation - Breakfast 7:00-8:30; Lunch 11:00-12:45 (7 Days/Wk)
Physical Address - 1075 W. Jackson
Phoenix, Arizona 85007

South Mountain Community Center - Phone 602-262-4093
Hours of Operation - Mon,Tues, Fri 8:00-5:00; Third Thu of Month
Physical Address - 212 E. Alta Vista
Phoenix, AZ, 85042





South Phoenix Baptist Church - Bernard Black Ministries
Call for help - 602-268-2512
Church Hours - Tue, Thu 7:00-1:00; Sat Breakfast
Physical Address - 2006 E. Broadway Rd.
Phoenix, Arizona 85040

St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance
Phone - 602-242-3663
Hours - Mon-Fri 9:00-4:00
Address - 2831 N. 31st Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85009
Partners with many Maricopa County charities and non-profits to help low income families, the elderly, and working poor. Donated items, including food and more, are distributed.

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
Phone - 602-840-0437
Hours of Operation - Wed 9:00-12:00
Pantry and church address - 2310 N. 56th St.
Phoenix, Arizona 85008

Tanner Chapel A.M.E. Church
Phone number of pantry - 602-253-8426
Hours of Operation of food bank- Tues, Fri 11:00-3:00
20 S. 8th St.
Phoenix, AZ, 85034

Trinity Broadcasting - His Hands Extended - KPAZ #21
Phone number of the pantry - 602-273-1479
Hours - Mon-Thu 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Physical Address - 3551 E. McDowell
Phoenix, Arizona 85008
Call for referrals to food assistance programs, banks, and even limited financial aid.

Whole Truth Community Development Organization
Phone Number - 623-780-0727
Hours of Operation - Tues 12:00-1:00; Sat 11:00-2:00
4628 S 7th Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85040
While resources are limited, emergency food boxes are offered at certain periods and only so many times per month. Or get information on employment services and self-sufficiency programs, resume review, and more.

Valley Christian Centers, Inc.
Telephone - 602-258-5163
Hours of food bank - Mon-Thu 8:00-2:00
Location address - 1326 W. Hadley St.
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
People of all income, backgrounds, and income can call for help. Assistance ranges from free Christmas and Thanksgiving meals to Easter baskets, groceries from the pantry, and other support.

Westward Ho CSFP650
Call to get hours of pantry - 602-258-6221
Hours of Operation - 2nd Fri of Month
Physical Address - 618 N. Central
Phoenix, Arizona 85004





Casa Maria
401 E 26th St.
Tucson AZ
Call - (520 ) 624-0312

In order to find the phone number, addresses, and locations of other food pantries and soup kitchens in Phoenix and Maricopa County, dial (602) 242-3663. Dozens of additional centers offer assistance to the needy.


By Jon McNamara

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