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2-1-1 Arizona (Community Information & Referral)
2200 N Central Ave #211
Phoenix, AZ 85004
The 2-1-1 helpline and 2-1-1 Arizona website provide information on agencies and various other community resources.
Agua Fria Food & Clothing Bank
405 E. Harrison Dr.
Avondale, AZ 85323
Free food and clothing resource open from 8:30 am – 2 pm Monday through Thursday, and 8:30 am – 12:30 pm on Friday. No proof of citizenship required.
Andre House
213 S. 11th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Offers transitional housing for men and women; call 602-252-9023 between 10:15am and 12pm on Tuesday or Wednesday, or between 8am and 9:30am on Saturday to schedule an interview. Offers a nightly meal Saturday through Thursday between 5:30pm and 6:30pm. Offers a clothing closet for adult clothes on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 10am, and on Saturday at 1pm. Offers showers at 1pm Monday through Thursday, and at 12:30pm on Saturday. Offers free laundry services on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Drop off one load at 10am on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday, and at 1pm on Saturday. Clothing will be washed, dried, and folded, and ready for pick up in the afternoon. Also offers locker rentals for $10 key deposit and $2/month; office is open Monday through Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm. Proof of citizenship not required, but ID required for some services.
Arizona Community Action Association
Provides information and referrals for community resources, including all Community Action Programs (CAPs). CAPs can provide case management, emergency assistance, food boxes, assistance with rent and utilities, financial assistance, eviction prevention, resources and referrals, and employment assistance. Also offers a web-based program to determine what state paid benefits you may qualify to receive.
Arizona Food Banks

Provides free resources for securing free food. Assists with locating local food banks. Verification of citizenship not required.
Bountiful Baskets

Purchase a 50% fruit and 50% vegetable box for $15, or an organic box for $25. Additional boxes available (Mexican, tortillas, or bread). Must order online.
Bountiful Baskets Food Co-op

The Co-op offers a conventional produce basket every other week. A monetary contribution of $15 is requested for a basket generally worth $50 retail. Organic baskets require a contribution of $25. To participate, visit their website and check the schedule to see when baskets are available, make your contribution using a debit or credit card, then pick up your basket on Saturday morning at the time and place you selected.
Catholic Charities Care Campus
466 South Bellview Street
Mesa, AZ 85204
Provides youth programs, dental care, prenatal care, counseling, holiday assistance, as well as neighborhood revitalization and community gatherings. Service learning, community service, and volunteer opportunities available. No proof of citizenship required. Dental, prenatal, and counseling accept insurance (including AHCCCS) or offer sliding scale fee.
Chandler Community Action

650 N. Arizona Ave.
Chandler, AZ 85225
Offers clothing and food box referrals for walk-ins Monday through Thursday from 8am - 10:30am. Offers assistance with utilities and past due rent; must come in and fill out an application Monday through Thursday 8am - 5pm. Verification of citizenship not required. Closed Friday.
Concerned Citizens for Community Health

7700 E. Roosevelt
Scottsdale, AZ
Offers vouchers for clothing, and an onsite food bank. Must make an appointment. Proof of citizenship required.
Farmer's Market Distribution

2737 W. Southern Ave., #8
Tempe, AZ 85282
Free fruits and vegetables available to the general public. No identification or qualifiers. Available the first Saturday of every month from 9am – 11am. Must bring your own bag or box.
Please contact the service providers directly for information about any of the services listed. Contact Southwest Network,, only to report an incorrect listing or to suggest a resource that could be added to the directory. Thank you.

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Feeding America

Offers an online portal to find local food banks. Provides statistics on services provided at each food bank, local contact information, and a link to volunteer for each food bank.
First Evangelical Lutheran Church Food Pantry

142 N. Date
Mesa, AZ 85201
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 to 11:15 am (except the 2nd Tuesday of the month). Photo I.D. required.
Food Value Club

Purchase food boxes (pantry and perishable items) at a 30-50% discount off retail price. No income or identification requirements.
Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center
6920 E. Cave Creek Rd.
Cave Creek, AZ 85331
Provides emergency food boxes and financial assistance for those in need living in specific zip codes in the North Valley. Proof of citizenship not required.
Herbert K Cummings Community Center

Provides family activities, including back to school clothing for children, household items, supplemental canned food, domestic violence assistance, and referrals for counseling. Also offers ESOL and literacy classes. Proof of citizenship not required.
Interfatith Cooperative Ministries
501 S. 9th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ
Offers a food and clothing bank. Open Monday through Saturday from 9am to 11am. Must bring photo ID and proof of address. Also offers a free monthly health clinic - call for details.
Market on the Move
Location Varies
Market On The Move provides a farmers’ market atmosphere at various locations throughout Metro Phoenix and Tucson areas where partners and supporters of this program can come on a regular basis and make their $10 donation to receive up to 60 lbs. of fresh produce.
National Hunger Hotline and Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) was established to ensure that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. Free meals, that meet Federal nutrition guidelines, are provided to all children 18 years old and under at approved SFSP sites in areas with significant concentrations of low-income children.
Phoenix Rescue Mission

Offers three free meals a day (7am, 12pm, 5pm) for anyone, and shelter services for adult men. Offers daily showers for men, women, and children, spiritual support, e-mail, and voicemail services. Phoenix Rescue Mission is also a safe day labor pick up station. Must show proof of residence and identity. Proof of citizenship not required. Also offers a substance abuse program for adult men.
Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church

Offers a variety of family services and resources including food programs, adoption and foster care resources for grandparents, child and youth services information, counseling and mental health services, employment information and referrals, ex-offender resources, financial/loan assistance, and general assistance, plus information on health care and for seniors. Also financial assistance (benevolence) for individuals and families who are in crisis situations.
Produce on Wheels-With Out Waste Borderlands Food Bank

Produce On Wheels-With Out Waste (P.O.W.W.O.W.) disperses fresh produce to communities at churches, schools and other entities throughout the Phoenix area. Fresh nutritional rescued produce annually is delivered to agency sites for distribution to supporters. Anyone can contribute $10 to shop for up to 60 lbs. of fresh produce to share with neighbors, friends, family or someone who's in need. Visit their website for distribution locations and hours.
Please contact the service providers directly for information about any of the services listed. Contact Southwest Network,, only to report an incorrect listing or to suggest a resource that could be added to the directory. Thank you.

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South Phoenix Healthy Start and St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance

2737 W. Southern Avenue, #8
Tempe, AZ
Free food provided to the public on the 1st Saturday of every month. No identification required, and no eligibility criteria. Please bring your own box or bag.
St. Mary's Foodbank Alliance
602 242-3663

Provides food to those who need it through the valley food banks. Also offers additional assistance on budgeting and other financial resources available in the community. Verification of citizenship not required.
The Cultural Cup
537 E. Osborn Road
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Provides free canned food on the third Wednesday of every month from 11:30am - 2pm, and a free mobile pantry on the third Saturday of every month at 8am. Bring your own bag or box. Also offers food boxes, and diabetic food boxes. Provides a free medical clinic for those without insurance every Saturday from 10am - 2pm (no pain medications or OB/GYN). No proof of citizenship required, must bring ID of some kind.
The Salvation Army

Provides assistance with food, rent payments, utility payments, transportation costs, prescription costs, hygiene supplies, counseling, clothing, and other emergency assistance for individuals and families in need. Programs located throughout the valley.
Trinity Broadcasting Network of Arizona

Provides food boxes Monday through Thursday from 1pm - 3pm. Must make an appointment and have photo ID. No proof of citizenship required. Closed until November 22, 2010.
Valley Christian Center

1326 W. Hadley St.
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Offers food boxes on Wednesdays from 9am to 1pm to individuals with valid ID that live in the zip codes of 85004, 85006, 85007, 85009, 85034, 85040, and 85041.
Victory Lutheran Church Food Pantry

5946 E. University Drive
Mesa, AZ 85205
Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 to 11:30 am. Photo I.D. required.
Please contact the service providers directly for information about any of the services listed. Contact Southwest Network,, only to report an incorrect listing or to suggest a resource that could be added to the directory. Thank you.