“Everybody can be great because everybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
Celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. by serving others in our community. As the Covid-19 pandemic continues, food banks across Arizona are responding to unprecedented needs. They are serving more families, while dealing with a shortage of both donations and volunteers.
Maricopa County is home to dozens of food banks and kitchens. Many offer warm meals on-site, while others collect and distribute food boxes to give to families for free.
"Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly." – Martin Luther King, Jr.
Consider donating your time or non-perishable food items.
Consider local food banks to donate time or items.
United Food Bank – Volunteer Center
358 E. Javelina Avenue
Mesa, AZ 85210
Donations can be dropped off weekdays 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Learn more: United Food Bank
Tempe Community Action Agency
2146 E. Apache Boulevard
Tempe, AZ 85281
Donations can be dropped off weekdays 9:00 am – 4:00pm
Learn more: Tempe Community Action Agency
St. Mary’s Food Bank – Phoenix
2831 N. 31st Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85009
Donations can be dropped off weekdays from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.
Learn more: St. Mary's Food Bank
Phoenix Rescue Mission
2515 N. 34th Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85009
Donations can be dropped off weekdays from 7:30 am – 3:30pm
Learn more: Phoenix Rescue Mission
345 S. California Street
Chandler, AZ 85225
Donations can be dropped off weekdays 7:30 am- 4:00 pm
Learn more: AZCEND
Paradise Valley Emergency Food Bank
10862 N. 32nd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85028
Donations can be dropped off weekdays 9:00 am – 3:30pm
Learn more: Paradise Valley Community Food Bank
501 S. 9th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Donations can be dropped off weekdays 8:00 am – 12:00pm
Learn more: Nourish Phoenix
Please call each food bank in advance to check hours, availability and their current Covid-19 safety protocols.
Your generosity will provide hope and healthy meals to students, families and individuals who need it most. Together, we WILL create Mighty Change in Maricopa County.
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