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Food banks, soup kitchens and food pantries in Phoenix AZ

André House - Soupline
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Details: In 1984 at the beginning of André House, a small group of people gathered to share coffee, bread, and a bowl of soup. At first the soup was prepared outside on a makeshift table behind a house on Polk House. Each evening volunteers would bring a huge pot of soup to the train tracks in downtown Phoenix and feed as many as possible. A few things have changed in the 25 plus years, yet we remember that tradition as we prepare the Soupline meal at our Hospitality center each evening. At André House we work hard at creating a welcoming and personal atmosphere in the same way we would for a family dinner. The people we serve are truly our guests, our neighbors, and our friends. We have a large main dining room that accommodates ~150 guests and a smaller dining room for families and people with special needs. We start each meal from scratch. Fresh vegetables picked up from the food bank, fresh bread donated from a bakery, and 40 pounds of frozen ground beef serves as the base for most meals. We have experienced volunteers that come in each day to season the sauce and cook the beans. Each day we serve a fresh lettuce salad and many days we have a fresh fruit salad as well. Anywhere from 20-40 volunteers come each day to chop 50 pounds of onions, slice 1200 slices of bread, wash lots of dishes, and stir two 30 gallon pots. Soupline is the service André House is best known for. We serve six days a week (Saturday through Thursday 5:30 – 6:30 pm) to all who are hungry. Approximately 550 to 650 meals are served every night.
Bethel Lutheran Church Food Pantry
Phoenix, AZ 85051
Details: Food Pantry: Participants donate food/funding to stock the pantry as well as help distribute food bags to the community each month.
BFCS Food and Nutrition Services Program
Phoenix, AZ 85040
Details: Providing food boxes, infant supplies, cleaning supplies and training classes for families that qualify. Black Family and Child Services is now accepting applications from families that need assistance with providing nutritionally balanced meals, hygiene items and diapers for their children. In partnership with St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance and Fry’s Food and Drug Stores, BFCS operates its Food and Nutrition Services 52 weeks a year from its main office on Southern Avenue.
Church on Fillmore - Food Distribution Program
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Details: Food Distribution Program: Tuesdays 9 am - 12 pm. Partnering with St. Mary's Food Bank, we serve on average 500-600 families through our Food Distribution Program each week.
Desert Mission Food Bank
Phoenix, AZ 85020
Details: Desert Mission Food Bank provides emergency food assistance to help families within our service area move out of crisis and into self-sufficiency where they can provide meals for themselves. The food bank offers nonperishable and perishable food, including fruit and vegetables, bread and more. We teach our clients about nutrition and healthy ways to use the food they receive through a variety of programs.
First Southern Baptist Church of Phoenix Open Arms Ministry
Phoenix, AZ 85017
Details: Every Wednesday morning several church members serve our community with food and clothing assistance. What a blessing! The "Open Arms" ministry was named by a 13-year-old girl who, with her mom, was on the receiving end of food and clothing assistance. “Open Arms” is composed of “Helping Hands,” (food distribution) and “Happy Hangers,” (clothing distribution).
Historic Tanner Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church - Tanner's Food Pantry
Phoenix, AZ 85034
Details: Tanner's Food Pantry is responsible for feeding over 13, 767 homeless and needy individuals and families. Tanner's Food Pantry gives out each Tuesday and Wednesday between the hours of 11am and 3pm bags of food to those in need. Also during the holiday season of Thanksgiving and Christmas, Tanner's Food Pantry gives out Love Boxes, filled with all the fixings for a complete holiday dinner to include a turkey.
ICM Food & Clothing Bank
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Details: At ICM Food & Clothing Bank (formerly known as Interfaith Cooperative Ministries), we meet the basic needs of up to 150 families every day, six days a week. These are things most of us take for granted…Food, Clothing and shoes, Soap and shampoo, Baby formula, Free medical clinic services once a month
Joshua Tree Feeding Program, Inc
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Details: With arms outstretched, the goal of Joshua Tree Feeding Program is to provide nourishment to low-income HIV+ residents of Maricopa and Pinal Counties. We provide balanced meals from our pantry as well as medical and community resources to encourage self-sustainability of our clients in a social, supportive and welcoming environment where privacy, cultural, spiritual and religious values are respected. Our expanded services give assistance to our client's pets, and provide food and supplies to keep the pets in low income homes to maintain the comfort and support they provide to those with HIV/AIDS. Every Wednesday, we have complementary food box distribution. Registration/Check in begins at 9:30am and ends at 11:45 am. Food box shopping is from 10 am until 12 noon. All clients must call in to 602-264-0223 Ext 712 or email to by 5PM on the Sunday prior to the distribution day in order to receive a food box.
LifeBridge Community Alliance (LCA) - Community Resource Center
Phoenix, AZ 85051
Details: LifeBridge Community Alliance (LCA) helps children and families access vital community resources such as food banks, medical assistance, literacy and educational programs. With access to these services people have the resources and learn the skills necessary to improve their lives and community. LCA is an exciting example of a community partnership at work.
Living Streams Food Pantry
Phoenix, AZ 85020
Details: This ministry feeds over 1,000 people per year. There is always need for food and cash donations. Volunteers are also needed. The Food Pantry is open Monday through Thursday, 9:30 - 11:30 am. Volunteers can help pick up food from St. Mary's and stock the shelves.
Mom’s Pantry
Phoenix, AZ 85022
Details: Mom’s Pantry was built on the bedrock of a single promise – that no man, woman or child – go hungry. That’s the significance of the name, too – Mom’s Pantry is always stocked, and always ready for their next visitor. But ending hunger in Arizona isn’t that easy. Mom’s Pantry was founded because there is a significant community need to help families with their struggle against hunger. In Arizona, one in five families do not have the ability to provide enough food to feed the entire household. Our founders and donors have always been blessed with food on the table and believe that every individual and families, including children, should never have to go hungry. Through the collaboration and generosity of a local family and interested parties, the vision and mission to combat hunger brought Mom’s Pantry to life. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Mom’s Pantry aims to serve the community and distribute resources that will provide much-needed nutrition to needy adults and children. A significant food insecurity exists in our city and local communities, and we want to give families and individuals a hand-up in their struggle against hunger. Hours of operation: Saturdays 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Mount of Olives Evangelical Lutheran Church Food Closet
Phoenix, AZ 85018
Details: The Food Closet is open to all in need. A photo ID is required each visit. An individual may request bagged groceries once a month; however bread is available each week. HOURS: Thursday 1:00 – 6:00 pm
ODF Food Bank
Phoenix, AZ 85021
Details: 9am-11:30am 2nd & 4th Saturdays
Paradise Valley Emergency Food Bank
Phoenix, AZ 85028
Details: PVEFB stands for Paradise Valley Emergency Food Bank. It is a food cooperative formed from existing organizations in the Paradise Valley area to aid the community's hungry. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. WHAT IS PVEFB'S MAIN OBJECTIVE? . . . to provide emergency food assistance to individuals living within the boundaries of the Paradise Valley Unified School District. PVEFB distributes food to families that would otherwise go hungry. The emergency provisions provide wholesome, nourishing meals to families in need. They bridge the gap until a long-term solution can be arranged. HOW DOES PVEFB WORK? Volunteers takes calls from clients. Other volunteers set up food boxes to be picked up by the clients, by appointment. The Paradise Valley Emergency Food Bank is a totally private "food pantry". We do not operate under the auspices of any governmental or religious organization. We are staffed completely by volunteers. We pay NO salary to anyone involved with the food bank. 100% of contributions go to the cost of serving our clients.
Phoenix Rescue Mission
Phoenix, AZ 85009
Details: The Phoenix Rescue Mission offers three meals a day to anyone in need. Men, women, children and families are welcome. Monday through Friday meal times are as follows: Breakfast - 6:30 a.m. to 7:45 a.m.; Lunch – 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.; Dinner – 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Nightly chapel service begins at 7:00 p.m. Saturday -Sunday meal times: Breakfast – 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.; Lunch – 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Rio Vista Center Emergency Food Program
Phoenix, AZ 85040
Details: Rio Vista is considered an emergency food provider. We provide families with a food box once a month. We also provide individuals living on the street food bags once a week. If you would like a food box or bag please be at the center Tuesday – Thursday at 9:00 AM or Sunday Mornings at 11:15 AM.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul - Chris Becker Dining Hall
Phoenix, AZ 85021
Details: With one of the largest industrial kitchens in the Southwest and five charitable dining rooms, St. Vincent de Paul is able to serve over 1.2 million meals to hungry families and individuals each year. Weekday Hours: Breakfast - Closed; Lunch - Closed; Dinner - 4:30–6pm; Weekend Hours: Breakfast - Closed; Lunch - Closed; Dinner - 4:30–6pm
Society of St. Vincent de Paul - Dan O'Meara Center Dining Room
Phoenix, AZ 85003
Details: With one of the largest industrial kitchens in the Southwest and five charitable dining rooms, St. Vincent de Paul is able to serve over 1.2 million meals to hungry families and individuals each year. Weekday Hours: Breakfast - Closed; Lunch - Closed; Dinner - 5pm–6pm; Weekend Hours: Breakfast - Closed; Lunch - Closed; Dinner - Closed
Society of St. Vincent de Paul - Henry Unger Memorial Dining Room
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Details: With one of the largest industrial kitchens in the Southwest and five charitable dining rooms, St. Vincent de Paul is able to serve over 1.2 million meals to hungry families and individuals each year. Weekday Hours: Breakfast - 7am–8am; Lunch - 11am–12:45pm; Dinner - Closed; Weekend Hours: Breakfast - Closed; Lunch - 11am–12:45pm; Dinner - Closed
St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance
Phoenix, AZ 85009
Details: St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance, the world’s first food bank, is a non-sectarian, nonprofit organization that alleviates hunger by efficiently gathering and distributing food to the hungry. Serving two-thirds of Arizona’s 15 counties, the organization is committed to volunteerism, building community relationships and improving the quality of life for Arizonans in need.
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Food Bank
Phoenix, AZ 85008
Details: Our Food Bank is located in a trailer in our parking lot. Food boxes are available for individuals and families. The food bank is staffed by volunteers, with food items provided through the generosity of parish members. Hours of Operation: Wednesdays - 9:00 am to 12 noon. No appointment necessary, please bring a photo id.
The Cultural Cup Food Bank
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Details: The Cultural Cup Food Bank Inc. is a local non-profit 501c3, non-sectarian, social service organization established to provide temporary assistance to meet basic needs of individuals and families in the community by providing them with emergency food items, baby items, health care, and referral information. The Cultural Cup Food Bank is Committed to: Providing as much fresh, quality food as possible; in a manner that protects and maintains a high level of dignity and respect for the diversity of people in need; Providing an environment in which people without insurance or access to medical help, may obtain basic medical service from volunteer doctors, nurses and medical students; Utilizing the concept of volunteerism to enhance the quality of life for all community members; Building community relationships that foster unity in diversity.