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Our Partners
Food Research & Action Center (FRAC)

Feeding America's Hunger Action Center

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Coalition on Human Needs

MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger

Arizona Community Action Association

Protecting Arizona's Family Coalition (PAFCO)

Valley of the Sun United Way


 





 

 

 

Advocating to Fight Hunger & Poverty

 
Proposed SNAP Changes Will Increase Hunger for Nearly 40,000 Arizonans

On July 24, 2019, the USDA proposed changes to eligibility criteria for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly “food stamps”). These changes would effectively eliminate food assistance for an estimated 40,000 Arizonans, including more than 12,000 working families (roughly 32,000 people, more than 50 percent of them children) and nearly 7,000 seniors and people with disabilities in Arizona.

Learn more about the impact to Arizonans struggling with hunger, SNAP retailers, and local food banks. 




Tell the Administration It’s Unacceptable to Take Food Away from Arizonans Struggling to Find Stable Employment!

In February 2019, the USDA proposed a rule change that would make the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly "food stamps") less accessible for temporarily unemployed and underemployed childless adults, who already face strict SNAP time limits . If enacted, this rule could eliminate SNAP benefits for up to 50,000 Arizonans, with a disproportionate impact on individuals in rural areas and tribal communities.

Help us oppose this rule change!  See AAFB's comments below and submit your own comment to the USDA by April 2, 2019 (by clicking here)!

   
   





Arizona Food Bank Locations by Legislative and Congressional Districts

ANOTHER GREAT RESOURCE FOR ARIZONA LEGISLATORS NOW AVAILABLE.

Using this interactive map, legislators may locate the number of food banks/pantries operating within their district and where they are distributed.

 

Emergency Food Providers by Legislative District
AAFB’s five member food banks work with 1,000 partners statewide—including senior centers, houses of worship, food pantries, and other social service providers—to provide emergency food relief to Arizonans in need.
Each agency adheres to strict food safety regulations and guidelines to ensure all clients are treated with dignity. See the agencies in your legislative district with these 2019 maps.


2019 LEGISLATIVE PLAYBOOK
See the AAFB policy priorities for 2019




HUNGER FACT SHEETS
Get information on hunger in Arizona by Congressional and Legislative District

Congressional District Legislative District



HOUSE BILL 2186
HB 2186 (School Meals; Unpaid Fees)
House Bill 2186 outlines how schools and families should manage unpaid student meal debt in a way that ensures students receive nutritious meals without stigmatization while schools remain able to collect unpaid debt.



PUBLIC CHARGE

PROPOSED PUBLIC CHARGE RULE WILL INCREASE HUNGER IN ARIZONA

The Association of Arizona Food Banks (AAFB) opposes the proposed changes to the Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds rule.
Legal members of our community should not be forced to choose between permanent legal status in the United States and the ability to feed their families.

  FAQs ON PUBLIC CHARGE,
ENGLISH & SPANISH
 
 



SNAP WORKS: A PATHWAY OUT OF POVERTY FOR ARIZONANS

DOWNLOAD YOUR COPY OF AAFB'S SNAP POLICY BRIEF         DOWNLOAD YOUR COPY OF AAFB'S EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

                                                                                  
                                   

SNAP STORIES:
THE FACES OF FOOD INSECURITY IN ARIZONA


Amber
Antwenette
Art
Audrey
Brenda
Crystal
Delbert
Delores
Dennis
Dimetrias
Doris
Elfrida
 

Fernando-English
Fernando-Spanish
Isaac
Jennifer
Jesse
Jessica
Jesus
Kathryn
Kimberly R
Kimberly W
Lacey

Leslie
Madelin
Margaret
Maria-English
Maria-Spanish
Monica
Nicole
Odalys
Olivia
Otis
Paul

Phobe English
Phobe Spanish
Priscilla
Rudy
Sandy
Shannon
Terri & Paul
Troy
Virginia
Yvone


 
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