Our Vision:
A hunger-free Arizona.

Our Mission:

Because healthy people and communities prosper and flourish, we promote public awareness, build coalitions and partnerships, engage in advocacy to influence public policy, and support food banks to achieve a hunger-free Arizona.
 


 





 

 

 

About AAFB

 
 


Established in 1984, the Association of Arizona Food Banks (AAFB) is a private, non-profit organization serving five regional food bank members and a network of nearly 1,200 food pantries and agencies. AAFB is one of the first state associations in the nation and an inaugural partner state association of Feeding America. AAFB was instrumental in the development of a statewide gleaning project, and our advocacy efforts have brought about beneficial state and federal legislation for our member food banks and the people they serve.

Because healthy people and communities prosper and flourish, we promote public awareness, build coalitions and partnerships, engage in advocacy to influence public policy, and support food banks to achieve a hunger-free Arizona.

Our on-going goals include:

  • Coordinating the rescuing, transportation and distribution of food.
  • Providing effective public education about hunger issues.
  • Advocating for food security through sound public nutrition policy.
  • Serving as a source of information and expertise to increase awareness of hunger issues for the general public.
  • Improving and maintaining organizational effectiveness to maximize our efforts to help hungry people.
  • Developing financial support, relationships and resources to better serve our members.
  • Expanding coalitions with other anti-hunger and anti-poverty organizations.
  • Investigating new initiatives to preserve and expand food resources
Learn more about our work and program areas on our What We Do page