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Arizona Churches Offering Food Provision Programs

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Grace Episcopal Church

111 Bunker Drive
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403
928-855-2525 (church)

Has food bank, operating Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Contact Person - Al Garner (Tuesday and Wednesday to receive calls)

Grace St. Paul's

2331 E. Adams St.
Tucson , AZ 85719-4308

520-327-6857 (church)



Four food ministries:

  • Joseph's Pantry: operating M-F, 9 a.m. – noon. Provides food boxes to individuals and families.

Contact persons: Roger Swett & Steve Williams

  • Bread for the Pantry - delivers hundreds of loaves of bread each week to 26 shelters in Tucson

Contact person: Doree Ramey

  • Primavera - provides lunch for 20 day workers & dinner for 100 homeless men, monthly

Contact persons: Holly Shinn & Rick Hanson

  • TIHAN - in partnership with other churches, provides food to persons with HIV/AIDS a couple of times a year

Contact person: Aimee Graves

St. Andrew’s Church

545 S. 5th Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85702

520-622-8318 (church)

Three parish food distribution programs:

  • Food for Life
  • Neighbors feeding Neighbors
  • Meals for shut in parishioners

Each program offers full meals and snack packs. Additional funding and volunteers are provided by Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation & Armory Park Neighborhood Association.

All programs operate five days a week, from 7 a.m to noon.

Contact person: The Rev. Jefferson Bailey

St. John the Baptist

4102 W. Union Hills Dr.
Glendale, AZ 85308

623-582-5449 (church)

Has food pantry, operating Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. through 2:30 p.m. (Reduced hours on occasion.) Serves an average of 80 people a month.

Contact person: Jeanne Waterman

St. Luke’s at the Mountain

848 E. Dobbins Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85066-8667

602-276-7318 (church)

Three food distribution projects serving an average of 150 families a month:

  • Farmer’s Market: operated in partnership with St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance. FREE fresh produce (vegetables and fruits) as well as bread and drinks distributed every second Saturday of the month.
  • Has food bank, operating every other Tuesday from 9 a.m. to noon, which distributes food boxes to 40 families.
  • Provides Emergency Food Boxes – given to walk-ins at any time.

Contact person: The Rev. Romeo Rabusa, 623-332-3999

St. Mark’s

322 N. Horne
Mesa, AZ 85203

480-964-5820 (church)

Has food pantry, operating Tuesdays from 10-11:30 a.m.

Contact persons: Barry & Penny Place, 480-380-4738

St. Stephen's

2310 N. 56th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85008-2611

602-840-0437 (church)

Has food bank, operating Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon

Contact persons: Ed Ralston, 480-947-9227 and Sandy Sanderson, 480-945-2526

Former church food bank now a non-profit organization

Matthew’s Crossing Food Bank

North Chandler Mall
1368 N. Arizona Avenue, Unit 115
Chandler, AZ

Phone: 480-857-2296 (food bank number)

Food bank operating M-F, 9 a.m. to noon.

Contact persons: The Rev. John Hall, 480-899-7386 and Linda Brill, 480-899-3606
Executive Director: Aimee Runyon, 480-766-2625

Partnerships in Food Provision
The Church of Our Saviour

5147 Show Low Lake Road
Lakeside, AZ 85929-5218

Phone: 928-537-7830

Collects food in baskets and takes it monthly to the Love Kitchen, a local area food bank.

Contact person: Peggy Smith

Church of the Holy Spirit

2501 E. Cactus Road
Phoenix, AZ 85032

602-971-2721 (church)

Partnering with

Paradise Valley Emergency Food Bank
10862 N. 32nd St.
Phoenix, AZ 85028

In addition, maintains a small food pantry from which food is distributed regularly once a week to approximately nine families, and irregularly from the office to walk-ins.

Contact persons: Janis Williamson, 602-595-4464 and Alice MacArthur, 602-466-2674

Good Shepherd of the Hills

6502 E. Cave Creek Rd.
Cave Creek, AZ 85331

Phone: 480-488-3283 (church)

Partnering with Foothills Food Bank, Cave Creek, & financial support to St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance.
20403 N. Lake Pleasant Rd.
Peoria, AZ 85382
Phone: 602-501-2339
Supports Valley View Community Food Bank, a local area food bank, by volunteering 3-4 Saturdays per month.
Contact person: The Rev. John F. Maher

St. Alban's

3738 Old Sabino Canyon Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85750 -2102

520-296-0791 (church)

Food ministries:

  • Meals for Primavera Men's Shelter - have two cooking teams serving approx 100 men in the Primavera Men's Shelter, Tucson. The teams take one Monday a month (2nd and 4th), assemble the ingredients, cook, deliver and serve the meals.
  • Nutrition Clinic - operate a special nutrition clinic as part of the St. Andrew's Children's Clinic, Nogales operation on a monthly basis. The main part of our involvement, through a nutritionist in the congregation, is special foods for the many painfully undernourished indigenous children crossing the border each month for this help and support.
  • Annual Food Drive - Around and on Mother's Day. Parishioners bring food in memory of, thanksgiving for, etc., mothers, grands and other significant persons in their lives. The Monday after Mother's Day, a caravan of cars and trucks load up and head off to Casa Maria soup kitchen, Tucson. The names of those mothers remembered or honored are published in bulletins and mailings and each living mother gets a special letter detailing the gift in her name.

Contact person: Linda Bryant, 520-296-0791

St. Andrew’s Church

6300 W. Camelback Rd.
Glendale, AZ 85301-7305

Phone: 623-846-8046

1st Sunday Food Bank: The first Sunday of every month collects canned good and non-perishable breakfast food items that go to the William C. Jack Elementary School in the Glendale Elementary School District to feed kids that come to school without breakfast and to help families that are in need of food. Food not used is contributed to a Food Bank.

Contact persons: Betty & Max Klass, 623-463-7836


All Saints

210 W. Main St.
Safford, AZ 85546-2349


All Saints, Safford has a Thanksgiving and Christmas food box project where we take boxes of food to the Bylas community on the San Carlos Apache Reservation.  We served 88 (250 inidividuals) families during the holiday season last year. Canned food and staples would be much appreciated. 

Contact person: The Rev Ann Johnson, 928-485-9267 or 928-348-9430

Diocesan Convention
Food Drive

Oct. 16-17, 2009

Sheraton Crescent Hotel
2620 W. Dunlap Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85021

We'd like 1,000 gifts of food!

We also need gifts for Thanksgiving & Christmas baskets

Bring your donated food items to the registration area at Convention.

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

2000 Shepard’s Lane
Prescott, AZ 86301

Phone: 928-778- 4499 (church)

Don’t Spend Christmas Alone Dinner. Serve full Christmas dinners, with all the trimmings, to up to 855 people who are alone or feel alone on Christmas Day. More than 150 volunteers plan, prepare, and serve the dinner. The event, which serves people from all over the tri-city area, has become a tradition in the area.

Contact person: Lois Hepner

Trinity Cathedral

100 W. Roosevelt
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Phone: 602-254-7126

  • Feeding the Homeless Program - part of the cathedral’s Outreach Program. Collects food and distributes to groups such as Rescue Mission, Andre House, Interstate Cooperative Ministries, and more. Also packages small snack packs for direct distribution to walk-ins.

Contact person: The Rev. Maeve Johnson, 480-315-9647 (work)

  • Hispanic Ministries: serves approximately 16 families (some families have 10-12 people) once per month. Distribution takes place after the 12:30 p.m. Spanish Service about 2 p.m. Distribution coordinator, The Rev. Canon Carmen Guerrero, does not have a budget for Hispanic Ministries and relies heavily on donations.
Contact person: The Rev. Sally Durand, Hispanic Ministries Assistant, or 602-254-7126 ext. 304
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thanks for the info
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Hi for food call church's and see which one give out food call food pantries for bill rent light gas call 211 give city state tell them what u need help with have pen and paper when u call
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Hi we are a couple just starting off and we both just recently lost our jobs. We haven't given up but we came to the point we we needed to let our guard down and ask for help. Is there anyway we can get help with some of the bills and food for now? Thank you..
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FYI im only 32! 2 times fighting cancer and losing everything....i found ways to make money you can too!
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Hii, my names taylorlyn and im 18 and me and my boyfriend are homeless. We have a dog named natti and we barely manage to get by we live out of our car. We are in desprate need of help to get into this monthly place its total move in is $200. We need a stable place to live in order to get on our feet and get a job. We have applied all over phoenix and mesa and still havent gotten jobs it would also be help if anyone knew any places that are hireing. I was wondering if anyone can help or knows a place that can help it would be much appreiated. Iv been looking all over someone please help us your our only help.
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