Tucson and Pima County Christmas and holiday assistance.

Many locations offer Christmas assistance in the Tucson Arizona area. Churches, charities, and food banks all tend to try to help low income families, in particular those with children or senior members of the household. While many of the locations will serve meals or distribute free boxes of food, some will also have small gifts, toys, or other presents for children.

Like most charities, these Pima County organizations often rely on donations and generosity of the community. So resources are limited, and all families or individuals will not qualify for Christmas help. Some of the main programs in the region include CFB Food Box Sites, Angel Trees, Adopt a Family and more.

For more information on where to turn to for a Christmas or Thanksgiving meal, or a free toys for a child, try a non-profit below. The registration period for many of these Tucson based agencies will usually begin in September to November timeframe.

Miracle En El Barrio
Tucson, Arizona 85713
This organization will often hold a Christmas party. It is free for children who live in the South Tucson Arizona area. They may receive food, snacks, and small gifts from Santa.

The Salvation Army
Main address is 1021 N 11th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705, Call (520) 792-1629
1001 N Richey Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716, (520) 792-1111

The Christmas Angel Toy Distribution program is for children from low income or working poor families under the age of 12. There may also be vouchers to buy toys or free grocery store gift certificates, toys, shoes, and clothing items. The homebound, such as seniors or disabled, may get a hot meal delivered to them.




The Salvation Army will also hold a dinner as well. There may even be transportation provided to it from the South Tucson's City Hall or other locations. The meal is served at 260 S Church Ave, Tucson Convention Center, Tucson, AZ 85701, dial (520) 795-9671. There is also a location in Green Valley, AZ 85614. Call (520) 625-3888.

TYLA Christmas Party
1109 W Prince Rd, Ste 111
Tucson, AZ 85705
(520) 887-2643





Miracle on 31st Street also holds Christmas parties
Tucson, AZ 85713
Call (520) 883-5805
Meals, small gifts for children, and other holiday aid is offered.

Gospel Rescue Mission Community Street Banquet Holiday Meals
Main address - 312 W 28th St
Tucson, Arizona 85713
(520) 740-1501
Thanksgiving meals with turkeys and the toppings are held. Some seniors or disabled in Pima County may get items delivered to their home. The non-profit also has Christmas toys, meals, food boxes, and other items.

Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Program
Address is 3003 S Country Club Rd
Tucson, AZ 85713
Main phone number is (520) 622-0525
Offers short term food, groceries, and related items. There are also some special holiday or Christmas programs held.

Arizona Helping Hands Crisis Toy Distribution
7850 E Gelding Dr
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
Distributes free toys, clothing items, games and gifts to children.




There are a number of Community Food Banks in the region. Most of the will provide some type of special holiday box of food or gift basket to low income families or the poor. It may contain a ham, turkey, or similar Thanksgiving or Christmas supplies. The leading places to contact are below.
Sahuarita Community Food Bank, 250 E Continental Rd, Green Valley, AZ 85614, dial (520) 625-5252
11734 W Grier Rd, Marana, AZ 85653, (520) 682-3001
Amado Community Food Bank, 28720 S Nogales Hwy, Amado, AZ 85645, (520) 398-2942
Caring Ministries, 820 W Calle Sur, Tucson, Arizona 85705, (520) 882-2645
Impact of Southern Arizona is located at 3535 E Hawser St, Tucson, AZ 85739, dial (520) 825-0009
Canyon Del Oro Assembly Of God, 2950 W Lambert Ln, Tucson, AZ 85742, telephone number is (520) 42-1168
4545 N La Cholla Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85705, (520) 696-8614
Good Shepherd United Church of Christ Christmas food box is distributed from 17750 S La Canada Dr, Sahuarita, AZ 85629, (520) 625-1375
Gospel Rescue Mission. Address is 326 W 28th St, Tucson, AZ 85713, (520) 740-1501
Primavera Works Community Action - 151 W 40th St, Tucson, Arizona 85713, (520) 882-9668
Saint Monica Catholic Church, 212 W Medina Rd, Tucson, AZ 85756, (520) 741-1230
Saint Paul's United Methodist Church, 8051 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85710, (520) 296-1927
Tucson House, 1501 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85705, dial the location at (520) 622-0525
Pascua Yaqui Tribe, 7474 S Camino de Oeste, Tucson, Arizona 85746, dial (520) 879-5640



By Jon McNamara

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