Programs directly operated by churches
Grace Episcopal Church
Lake Havasu City, AZ
Food bank operates Monday through Friday from a.m. - p.m.
Contact: Al Garner (Tuesday and Wednesday to receive calls)
Grace St. Paul's
E. Adams St.
Tucson , AZ
Four food ministries:
- Joseph's Pantry: operating Mon-Fri, a.m.–Noon. Provides food boxes to individuals and families.
- Mon, Wed, & Fri: a.m., free showers available
Contact: Andrew Gardner or Kyle Devereux
- Bread for the Pantry: operates 7 days a week and delivers hundreds of loaves of bread each week to 26 shelters in Tucson
Contact: Bill Trujillo
- Social Services: operating Mon-Fri, a.m.-Noon. Provides help with acquiring State IDs, birth certificates, bus passes, clothing vouchers, and other emergency assistance as available.
Contact: Nancy Meister
St. Andrew’s Church
S. 5th Ave.
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 a.m to noon.
Contact: The Rev. Jefferson Bailey
St. John the Baptist
W. Union Hills Dr.
Food pantry operates Tuesday-Thursday from a.m. to p.m. by appointment.
Contact: Sherrill Adkins
St. Luke’s at the Mountain
E. Dobbins Rd.
Three food distribution projects serving an average of 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 2nd 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: St. Luke's at the Mountain
Food pantry operates on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays from to a.m.
Contacts: Barry & Penny Place,
N. 56th St.
Food bank operates on Wednesdays from a.m. to noon
Contacts: Ed Ralston, and Sandy Sanderson,
Former church food bank now a non-profit organization
Matthew’s Crossing Food Bank
North Chandler Mall
N. Arizona Avenue, Unit
Phone: (food bank)
Food bank operating M-F, a.m. to noon.
Contact: Linda Brill,
Executive Director: Aimee Runyon,
Partnerships in Food Provision
|The Church of Our Saviour|
Show Low Lake Road
Collects food in baskets and takes it monthly to the Love Kitchen, a local area food bank.
Contact: Peggy Smith
Good Shepherd of the Hills
E. Cave Creek Rd.
Cave Creek, AZ
|Partnering with Foothills Food Bank, Cave Creek, & financial support to St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance.|
Old Sabino Canyon Rd.
- Meals for Primavera Men's Shelter - have two cooking teams serving approx 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: Linda Bryant
St. Andrew’s Church
W. Camelback Rd.
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.
Contacts: Betty & Max Klass,
W. Main St.
All Saints, Safford has a Thanksgiving and Christmas food box project that takes boxes of food to the Bylas community on the San Carlos Apache Reservation. They serve an average of 88 families ( inidividuals) each holiday season. Canned food and staples would be much appreciated.
Contact: All Saints
|St. Luke’s Episcopal Church|
Don’t Spend Christmas Alone Dinner. Serve full Christmas dinners, with all the trimmings, to up to people who are alone or feel alone on Christmas Day. More than 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: Mary Hallford
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: The Rev. Maeve Johnson, (work)
Contact: Trinity Cathedral