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Beyond your local food bank and the programs they offer, there are a number of assistance programs in Arizona you and your family may qualify for.  Please take advantage of all programs you may qualify for to ensure you and your family have adequate amounts of high-quality, nutritious food to eat.

2-1-1 Arizona
  Since 1964, Community Information & Referral Services, now 2-1-1 Arizona, gathers and provides information of vital concern to the community to assist people in need throughout our state. From basic necessities to emergency assistance, self-help groups to recreation, 2-1-1 Arizona can help you find what you need through recorded information in English and Spanish or via our website and mobile phone app.

FIND COMMUNITY SERVICES: If you need assistance with something other than food, or need food resources when AAFB offices are closed, visit the 2-1-1 Arizona website or access recorded information by calling 2-1-1 from anywhere in Arizona or 877-211-8661 outside the state.

Double Up Food Bucks

Double Up Food Bucks is a statewide program administered by Pinnacle Prevention. Double Up provides funding to match SNAP benefits at participating farmers' markets, farm stands, CSAs, mobile markets, and corner stores. Customers who use their SNAP/EBT/Quest card at these locations can “double up” on fresh Arizona-grown fruits and vegetables--taking home more local produce, up to $20 per day.

WHERE IS MY CLOSEST DOUBLE UP LOCATION? Get the hours and address of your nearest Double Up location by visiting:

Women, Infants & Children (WIC) 
 Arizona Women, Infants, & Children (WIC) is a federally funded program providing residents with nutritious foods, nutrition education, and referrals. WIC serves pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, and infants and children under age five.

WHY WIC?  If you are pregnant, have children under age five, and are struggling to put enough healthy food on the table, you should apply for WIC benefits.

National School Breakfast & Lunch Programs
The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) is a federal program that provides nutritious meals to all school children at a no or minimal cost.  Families may apply for the programs by submitting a Household Income Application, available at the school the child attends.   

APPLY ONLINE:  Many school districts are moving towards an online application for School Breakfast and Lunch Programs.  Click here to see if you district is participating--and if so--to apply online.  If you do not see your school district listed, speak with the Food Service Director at your child's school about using this online application.

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, meeting Federal nutrition guidelines, are provided to all children aged 18 and under at approved SFSP sites in areas with significant concentrations of low-income children.

FIND SFSP LOCATIONS IN ARIZONA:  Click here to find a SFSP location near you.

Commodity Senior Food Program (CSFP) or Food Plus 
The Arizona Commodity Senior Food Program (CSFP) is a federally funded food distribution program that provides a once a month food package to people 60 years of age or older. The program is designed to improve health with nutritious USDA foods. The program benefits include nutrition education, reduction of malnutrition in seniors, and referrals to health and social services organization.

IS CSFP RIGHT FOR ME?  Visit the Department of Economic Security's CSFP webpage for information on eligibility and to find a CSFP provider near you.

Child & Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) 

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is funded and administered at the federal level by the USDA.  CACFP provides funding to non-residential child and adult care facilities (such as day-care centers), emergency shelters, eligible after school programs, and family day care providers who serve nutritious meals and snacks.

DAYCARE TIP:  When selecting a daycare center, choosing one that participates in CACFP ensures your child will receive balanced and nutritious food from a certified CACFP provider. 

Food Distribution on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)
The Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) is a federal program providing commodity foods to low-income households, including the elderly, living on Indian reservations, and to Native American families residing in designated areas near reservations and in the State of Oklahoma.  Given Arizona's large Native American population, FDPIR plays an important role in addressing hunger issues on our reservations.

WHAT ARE THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS?  For eligibility and application information, contact your Distributing Agency contact for your Indian Tribal Organization (ITO).

Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP)
SFMNP awards grants to communities to help them provide low-income seniors with coupons that can be exchanged for eligible food items at farmers' markets, roadside stands, and community supported agriculture programs.

Meals On Wheels 
The Meals On Wheels Association of America is the oldest and largest national organization composed of and representing local, community-based Senior Nutrition Programs in all 50 U.S. states, as well as the U.S. Territories.  Some programs serve meals at congregate locations like senior centers, while others deliver meals directly to home-bound seniors, and many provide both services. 

IS THERE A MEALS ON WHEELS NEAR ME?  Learn more about qualifications and locate a Meals On Wheels program location near you.

Older Americans Act (OAA) Nutrition Programs
The Older Americans Act supports two nutrition programs through the Administration for Community Living (ACL):
  • The Congregate Nutrition Program serves healthy meals while promoting opportunities for social engagement, volunteer opportunities and health and wellness activities. The program primarily serves seniors who live in group settings, such as senior centers.
  • The Home-Delivered Nutrition Program provides healthy meals and wellness checks to older adults who are homebound, and in some cases, to their caregivers and spouses.