Free food pantries and soup kitchens in Pima County.

Food pantries in Pima County Arizona and Tucson provide free or low cost groceries, food, hygiene supplies, and referrals to government aid. Find where and hot to get free hot meals as well, which are for families and individuals who need help. Some of the leading pantries and distribution centers near you to contact in Pima County are listed below, including for Thanksgiving or Christmas meal boxes. There is also a referral number at the bottom of the page.

Services are offered in Spanish and English. Most centers will be able to offer some form of assistance to anyone who needs help, regardless of income, religion, age, or gender.

Many of the locations are non-profits, churches, or organizations that are committed to providing people with short term relief or ending hunger in the greater Tucson Arizona area. Not only can they provide food, but most groups can also provide other forms of non-financial aid such as clothing, referrals, access to state and federal government assistance programs such as SNAP food stamps or WIC. Or get free personal toiletries or paper goods from a food bank in Pima County.

For example, you may be able to apply for food stamps at one of these centers. Or immigrants can get assistance. The food pantries of Pima County are responsible for helping tens of thousands of individuals every year provide for their families.

Arivaca
Address is 17252 W 5th Street Arizona
Dial the food bank at 398-277-1398
Hours of the food pantry are Monday. – Friday 8 – 3:30 pm. Stop by for free food or assistance, including referrals to public aid.

 

 

 

Caring Ministries
820 W Calle Sur
Tucson, AZ 85705-5330
Main number is (520) 882-2645
Hours of the food pantry are Monday. – Thursday 1:30 – 4 pm
Resources include canned groceries, fresh produce, pasta, or free feminine products for women as well as meals for migrant workers.

Catalina Resource Center
The food bank address is 3535 E Hawser St, Tucson Arizona
Call the center at 825-000-9825
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday  8:30 –12:30 pm Wednesday.  8:30 – 4:30 pm

CDO Assembly Of God
2950 W Lambert Lane
Call the center at 742-1168
Hours - Monday, Wed and also Saturday 9 am – 12 Noon

Salvation Army Food Banks and Soup Kitchens
There are multiple sites. The charity is a leading social service agency in Pima County. May have limited amounts of financial aid for paying cooling bills and rent, in addition to the on site food pantry. Low income families can receive support as well as immigrants. Senior citizens may get home delivered meals from volunteers. There are also free hot meals, including at Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas for low income families. More on food assistance Pima County Salvation Army.

 

 

 

 

Centennial Family Wellness Center
4545 N La Cholla
Phone number is 696-8614

Aviva Resource Closet
Food banks address is 153 S Plumer Ave
Tucson, AZ 85719-6300
Phone number is (520) 327-6779
The Pima County charity passes out free clothing, groceries, shoes, diapers, baby formula and other items to foster youth.

Casa San Juan Migrant and Family Center
Location is 602 W Ajo Way
Tucson, AZ 85713-6046
Call (520) 798-0834
Spanish speakers, immigrants, migrant workers and Pima County residents can get help. Spanish speakers are on site too. The soup kitchen and pantry has free lunches, food boxes, and support services. Get information on benefits, housing, WIC vouchers and other aid, and the charity helps homeless adults and families, and immigrants.

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul - Tucson Diocesan Council
829 S 6th Ave
Tucson, Arizona 85701-2624
(520) 628-7837
Multiple churches in Pima County are part of SVDP. Whether holiday food, including at Christmas, clothes, paper goods, or a free box of groceries, help is offered. Staff also give referrals. More on Pima County St. Vincent de Paul.

Tucson Neighborhood Food Pantry
5707 E 22nd St
Tucson, Arizona 85711-5526
(520) 777-9629
The non-profit has food boxes or non-food too. Clients can get with canned foods, staples, soap or detergent, some dairy and deli, cleaning supplies, and produce. Also provides some free personal hygiene items based on donations.

Casa de San Juan
602 W Ajo Way
Tucson AZ 85613
520-798-0834

Christ Church United Methodist
655 N Craycroft, Tucson
(520) 327-1116
Food pantry is open from Monday – Friday 9 am – 12 pm
Food boxes and bags of groceries may be offered. Also inquire into free Christmas meals and assistance, such as gifts for children. the pantry may pass out Cooking Oil, Diced tomatoes, Canned Meat, Dairy and other items to low income families.

 

 

 

 

Community Food Bank
3003 S Country Club, Amado Arizona
Call 622-052-5624 for hours
Tuesday – Friday  9 am – 4:30 pm Saturday 9 am – 1:30 pm
This non-profit works with local churches, pantries, and distribution centers in the region. May have rice, frozen foods, meats, vegetables and other items for the working poor and children. Hundreds of local centers receive support from this regional food bank.

Passion Church
1212 S Palo Verde Ave
Tucson AZ 85713
520-325-2045

Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona: Caridad Community Kitchen
Feeding site address is 845 N Main St
Tucson AZ 85705
520-882-5641

Tucson Community Resource Center
2411 E Fort Lowell Rd
Tucson, Arizona 85719-2416
Telephone - (520) 253-8999
Provides free food boxes along with groceries. There is also clothing, diapers, and hygiene items for people in need as well as surplus USDA commodities or SNAP food stamps

Armory Parks and Rec Center
220 S 5th Ave
Tucson AZ 85701
For hours, call 520-791-4865
Free hot meals for senior citizens, children, and the working poor.

Life in Christ Church
4108 E. North St
Tucson AZ 85712

Casa Maria Catholic Worker Community
Food pantry and soup kitchen is at 352 E 25th St
Tucson AZ 85713
Call 520-624-0312
Assistance programs include USDA Commodities, canned or frozen meat, vegetables,  pasta, rice, as well as detergent or toiletries.

Friends Of Robles
16150 W Ajo Way
Telephone - 578-3063
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 2:30 – 5:30 pm as well as Tuesday 3 – 6 pm

Good Shepherd Church
17750 S La Canada Drive
625-1375
Food pantry is open from Thursday.  3-5 pm, Saturday 10-12 pm

 

 

 

 

Northminster Presbyterian Church Deacon’s Pantry
2450 E Fort Lowell Rd.
Tucson AZ 85719
 (520) 327-7121

Greater Littletown Area Human Resource Group
Mailing address 6465 S Craycroft Rd
Tucson, AZ 85756
For hours, call (520) 574-2263
Provides food boxes, fresh or vegetables, produce, and bread. Or get milk, summer snacks for kids, Thanksgiving or Christmas food and other goods.

GOSPEL RESCUE MISSION
Address is 4550 S Palo Verde Rd
Tucson, AZ 85714
Main phone - (520) 740-1501
The hours open include Monday. – Friday 9 am – 12 noon and 1:00 – 4:00 pm. Stop by then. A main focus is on helping the homeless with meals, bag lunches, blankets and other goods.

Grace’s Joseph’s Pantry
2331 E Adams St, Tucson Arizona
Call 327-685-7327 for information on this pantry
Hours of location - Monday – Friday 9 am – 12 Noon

Impact of Southern Arizona and Pima County
Mailing address 3535 E Hawser St
Catalina, AZ 85739-8898
Call (520) 825-0009
The charity provides free meal delivery for homebound seniors as well as disabled using Meals on Wheels. There are also free food boxes, personal grooming supplies, Easter, Thanksgiving or Christmas meats or food boxes as well as senior activities.

Interfaith Community Services
2820 W Ina, Surprise Arizona
Dial 297-604-9797 for details on food assistance programs
The location is open Mon – Fri and also 9 am – 1 pm at. 9 am – 1 pm

Littletown
Address is 6465 S Craycroft
574-2263
Food bank hours are Monday –Thursday.  8 – 12:00

Living Faith Christian Center
Location - 4108 E. North St., Prescott Valley AZ
Call - 722-2217
Thurs 1 pm – 5 pm

New Spirit Lutheran Church
This church is located 8701 E Old Spanish Trail, Tucson Arizona
Call - 296-2461 for help with food and meals.
Food pantry is open from Tues & Thurs  1-4 pm Sat 10 – 1pm

PASCUA YAQUI TRIBE
7474 S. Camino de Oeste
Dial 879-5640 extension 5647 for information and resources
Stop by the food bank from Tues. & Thurs. 9 -2 pm, Fri.  9-12 Call First for an appointment for free food.

Pio Decimo
Street address - 848 S 7th Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701-2627
Phone - (520) 622-2801
Hours of food bank include - Monday – Friday.  8:00-12 noon, 2:00-4:30 pm

 

 

 

 

PRIMAVERA RELIEF & REFERRALS
Center address is 702 S 6th Avenue.
Call the food pantry at 623-5111 X 115.
Hours of location - Monday 9 – 11:30 am Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 9 – 12:30, so it is open all days of the week.

Primavera Works / TA
Street address - 151 w 40th Ave
Phone number of the food bank is - 882-9668
Get food, groceries, and non-financial aid on Tuesday, Wed,  Fri  1 – 3 pm. Note it is Closed  12 – 1 pm

St Mónica Roman Parish
212 W Medina Rd
Tucson, AZ 85756
This food pantry is operating from (520) 294-2694 or 741-123-0295. Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday from 9-11 am

St. Paul’S United Umc
Street address - 8051 E Broadway, Globe Arizona
Phone number 296-192-7751
Hours of location - Monday – Friday 9 am – 11:30 am

Trinity Presbyterian Church
Street address - 400 E University Blvd., Prescott Arizona
906-471-2623 Church phone number
Tuesday 12 – 4 Thursday 12-4 pm Sun. 12 – 2:00 pm
In addition to meals for the poor and homeless, has referrals on public aid, local shelter, and other services.

TUCSON AREA CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
1212 S Palo Verde, Tucson
The non-profits phone number is 325-204-5546. Dial for food, groceries, and meals.
Thursday 1 pm – 3 pm

Tucson Indian Center
97 E Congress Suite 101 884-7131
Monday  &  Friday. 8:30 – 4:30pm, Wednesday  8:30  am – 11:30 am

Victory Assembly Of God
Street address - 4716 Parkway  near 2561 W Ruthrauff
Call the number of 293-638-6293 for aid
The non-profit operates a food distribution ministry, which is Saturdays at 7am at 2561 W. Ruthrauff Rd. There is no qualifying criteria and no limitations on how often someone can get a box of food. Families can use the center every week if need be.

Freedom Recreation Center
Main address 5000 E 29th St
Tucson AZ 85711
Phone Number: 520-791-4969

CFB Branch of Pima County - Amado Community Food Bank
Pantry address is 28720 S Nogales Hwy
Amado, AZ 85645-9997
Main phone - (520) 398-2942
Up to once a month, free food boxes are offered. There are also holiday means, food, meat, Thanksgiving, ham and more. They partner with retail grocers, wholesalers, and food manufacturers.

Ajo Food Bank
201 Esperanza, Ajo Arizona
P O Box 515 (321) 520-387-4916
The food bank is open M-F 8 – 1 pm and that is all.

AMADO FOOD BANK
Street address - 28720 S Nogales Hwy POB 729
(645)-398-2942
Stop by the food bank from M,Tu,W, F 8-1 pm, Thurs 8 – 6 pm

Green Valley Food Bank
Address is 250 E Continental Rd
Green Valley, AZ 85614-1806
(520) 625-5252
Hours of food bank include - Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9-12:30 pm as well as Tuesday. 9 – 4:30 pm

Catholic Charities
Single moms, seniors, immigrants and unemployed are key participants. Free groceries as well as Emergency food, clothes, or financial help for bills. There are thrift stores, shelters, clothes and other resources. There is also a Senior Brown Bag Program. More on Catholic Charities Tucson and Pima County.

Marana Food Bank
11734 W Grier Rd
Marana, AZ 85653-9806
Telephone number - 682-3001
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 8 am- 3pm, Saturday, 9 am – 12 Noon
Closed 1st business day of month. Some of the items offered may include meals, fresh fruits, and baby formula. Special holiday (Thanksgiving and Christmas) meals may be offered in Pima County as well.

Nogales Food Bank
Address is 2636 N Donna Ave
Nogales, Arizona 85621
(520) 281-2790
Food bank hours are - Tuesday – Friday 9-1:30 pm, 1st Saturday of month 9-12 noon

 

 

 

 

Additional free food resources in Pima County

In order to find other pantries in Tucson and Pima County Arizona near you, dial (520) 622-0525. Several other churches, charities, and government food assistance programs operate in the region. Find out how to apply for The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), Meals on Wheels, free school breakfast or lunches and other assistance. They help thousands of children, seniors, and low income families.

 

By Jon McNamara

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