Apache Junction Food Bank

Serving East Valley Communities

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Our food bank provides a 3 to 5 day emergency supply of food for individuals and families in need. Need help? Click on the links below for more information.   

The Apache Junction Food Bank has been an advocate for feeding the hungry since 1982. As a volunteer organization, we have depended on the generosity of volunteers who give their time, talents, and resources toward reaching this goal.

Canned meats

Canned soups

Canned chili

Dry pasta

Canned fruits 

Canned veggies

Peanut butter







Paper products

575 N. Idaho Rd. Suite 701, Apache Junction, AZ 85119-4015 Call: 480-983-2995

Client Services are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 2 - 4PM ~ You must bring a photo ID and current proof of your residence.


Increased demand creates shortages

The growing numbers of hungry families in Arizona has created record demands on area food banks. Due to this increase, the St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance and the United Food Bank have returned to their original service boundaries. St. Mary's will now serve northern and western Arizona, while the United Food Bank will serve a portion of the east valley.

The adjacent map, from the St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance web site, shows the various service areas in Arizona. We are located in the green area served by the United Food Bank.

This change leaves us short 18,000 pounds of food per month. Now, more than ever, we need your support. Every $1 you donate buys 8 pounds of food and that's a good return on your investment. As you decide where to make your year-end donations, please keep us in mind - and in your hearts.

​​•cash donations, the food bank needs to increase its food-buying budget due to the loss of contributed food (see the information below). A grant writer also would be a welcome addition.

•a volunteer skilled in office efficiencies and interior design. The food bank office and lobby are badly in need of paint, carpet and repairs and a more pleasant design.

•an IT specialist. The food bank needs volunteers who can help in upgrading its computer system to a network and help with data entry.

Donations can be made at the facility 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-4:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesday, Thursdays and Fridays. Gifts by credit card can be made online.

For more information about volunteering, call Nancy Burgess, food bank Operations Manager, at 480-983-2995 or e-mail her at nancy.burgess@ajfoodbank.org. For more information about the program, visit the food bank website or call 480-983-2995.

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