Why Give to AAFB?

For more than 30 years, AAFB has helped deliver food to food banks, connected those in need with assistance, and advocated for more effective and accessible nutrition programs.  The need remains high.  Almost 1 in 5 individuals, and more than 1 in 4 children, struggle with hunger in Arizona.

Your gift to AAFB is vital to combating the unacceptable problem of hunger.




Donation Options


Beyond a one-time financial donation, there are many different ways for you to contribute to AAFB now and regularly in the future.  If you have any questions or concerns, please call Terri Shoemaker, AAFB Director of Development & Marketing, at 602-528-3434 or send her an email.

Monthly Giving

Giving a regular monthly gift is a quick and convenient way to ensure AAFB is able to assist our member food banks in meeting increased demands throughout the year. When you decide to make a monthly gift, AAFB will deduct a set amount of your choosing from your credit or debit card on either the 5th or 20th of each month. 

To set up Monthly Giving, simply choose the Monthly Donation option of your choice when making your initial donation.  AAFB will do all the work thereafter, automatically deducting your donation going forward.  That's all there is to it!  You are free to discontinue monthly giving at any time by notifying AAFB in writing or via phone.

Giving a Gift in Honor or Memory of a Loved One

Celebrate the holidays, a birthday, or any special occasion with a contribution in honor or memory of family members, friends, colleagues, or a treasured loved one. Acknowledgements, without dollar amounts, can be sent to your honorees if you wish.

Planned Giving Through Stocks & Investments

If you are interested in making a substantial contribution to AAFB, consider donating appreciated stock from your investment portfolio.  Your tax benefits from the donation of stocks and other investments may be increased and such a generous gift helps AAFB advance its mission of eliminating hunger in Arizona.  To discuss options, please call Terri Shoemaker, AAFB Director of Development & Marketing, at 602-528-3434 or send her an email.

Including AAFB in Your Will

Did you know you can include AAFB in your will?  Leaving a legacy gift in your will to AAFB, no matter how small or in what form--cash, investments, property--ensures much needed food and assistance will continue to reach families in Arizona who need it the most.  To discuss options, Terri Shoemaker, AAFB Director of Development & Marketing, at 602-528-3434 or send her an email.

Give Through United Way

If you contribute to the  Valley of the Sun United Way or Mesa United Way, you can designate your donation to AAFB by indicating our identification number 7006 on your pledge form or you can specify us by name.  This is a great way to support AAFB through your United Way campaign at the office! 

Give Through Thrivent Choice

Help recommend where some of Thrivent Financial's charitable outreach funds go.  Become an eligible member and be designated Choice Dollars you can direct to AAFB!

Does Your Employer Match Gifts?

You may be able to double your gift to AAFB through Matching Gift Programs!  Many employers offer to match your gifts as a way to encourage their employees and often their retirees to support charitable organizations.  While many of our donors utilize this opportunity, there are probably many more who may not realize this potential.  Please ask your human resources office if your company offers Employer Matching Gifts.  By simply filling out the required forms, you can offer a "second helping" of generosity to people who are hungry throughout Arizona.

Give Through Your American Express Card

Give to the AAFB by donating with your American Express Card.  Donations can be made in dollars or Membership points.  Your dollar donation is tax deductible and you will receive an email receipt that meets IRS requirements as a record of your contribution.  The site also enables you to set up recurring donations.  Plus, you can earn one Membership Rewards point for virtually every dollar you donate on an eligible, enrolled Card!  Visit the Giving Express website for more information, including eligibility and terms and conditions.

Send Your Gift Through the Mail

You may also donate by mail by sending a check or money order to:

Association of Arizona Food Banks
2100 N Central Ave Ste 230
Phoenix, AZ, 85004-1400

Please do not send cash.