Feeding America assists in feeding hungry people by soliciting and distributing food and grocery products through a nationwide network of certified affiliate food banks and food-rescue programs, and to educate the public about the nature of and solutions to the problem of hunger in America. AAFB was one of Feeding America's first Partner State Associations (PSA), and serves as the Cluster Agent to all Feeding America's affiliate food banks in Arizona. AAFB also collaborates with Feeding America on fresh produce donations and national public policy advocacy.
Bookmark Feeding America to keep up on what food banks are doing nationwide to help allievate hunger.
DES works with families, community organizations, advocates and state and federal partners to realize our collective vision that every child, adult, and family in the state of Arizona will be safe and economically secure. DES administers a multitude of social services including SNAP (food stamps), Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), unemployment insurance, and child protective services.
Health-e-Arizona is an online application (in English and Spanish) for Arizona residents to apply for medical coverage (AHCCCS), SNAP (food stamps), and cash assistance (TANF). You can use Health-e-Arizona even if you have applied before or are currently receiving benefits.
Receive the benefits you may be entitled to by appling online today. SNAP benefits help ensure your household does not go hungry.
Arizona Self Help
Arizona Self Help is a free and easy-to-use website (in English and Spanish) to find out if you or your family can get help from 31 different health and human services programs in Arizona. This website provides convenient, one-stop access to: Program list/ descriptions, contact information, list of items you may need to bring to an eligibility interview, program applications, and more.
Know what you are eligible for! Arizona Self Help is a fast and easy way for you to understand what program are available to you and what you qualify for.
Valley of the Sun United Way
Valley of the Sun United Way is the largest nonprofit funder of health and human services in Maricopa County. We work to advance the common good by focusing on education, income and health. These are the building blocks for a good life: a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement and good health. Our goal is to create long-lasting and measurable changes that improve the quality of life for struggling individuals, families and children throughout Maricopa County.
AAFB is a proud to be a VSUW Community Partner. Visit the VSUW website for information on volunteer and community building opportunies.
Since 1964, 2-1-1 Arizona, previously known as Community Information & Referral, gathers and provides information of vital concern to the community in order to assist people in need throughout Arizona. From basic needs to emergency assistance, self-help groups to recreation, our trained, bilingual (English/Spanish) Helpline Specialists can help you find what you need 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. AAFB partners with 2-1-1 Arizona to provide information on the food resources available for referral.
If you need assistance with something other than food, or need food resources when AAFB offices are closed, turn to 2-1-1 Arizona.
2-1-1 Arizona is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Simply call 2-1-1 from anywhere in Arizona or (877) 211-8661.
The Arizona Partnership to End Childhood Hunger (APECH) is a collaborative effort between families, state and local government, and community based organizations, volunteers and anti-hunger professionals. On their website, you will find information, strategies, projects, and more on what you can do to help end childhood hunger. The Partnership’s steering committee is the Arizona Hunger Advisory Council. Funds gathered on behalf of the Partnership will be dispersed under the supervision of the Hunger Advisory Council and DES' Hunger Relief Program Manager. AAFB is the Partnership’s fiduciary.
Waste Not is not a food bank, yet we feed thousands upon thousands of hungry people every day. Our trucks on the road in the Phoenix area six days per week collecting an average of 5,000 pounds of excess perishable food daily from restaurants, resorts, caterers, grocers and various food purveyors – food that would otherwise be thrown away. We then deliver the food the same day to more than 80 diverse agencies that feed the hungry including schools, after-school programs, daycare centers, rehabilitation centers, transition homes, and senior facilities.