1982 - The impetus for developing the food bank was as a result of a determination of need by the Department of economic Security.
1983 - The food bank was incorporated in AZ as "Apache Junction Reach Out, Inc." (This remains the legal name of the food bank today).
Local churches were integrally involved in the support of this effort.
The goal was to provide 3-5 days of food for each person served.
Food was initially distributed to clients at the city of Apache Junction Community Service Office.
1983-1989 - Food was distributed from St George Catholic Church in AJ.
1984 - Received its first block grant from Community Action Human Resources Agency.
1991 - Food distribution was moved to south Ironwood Drive.
1993 - Pinal County planned to build a services complex in Apache Junction. The food bank applied for a block grant for the construction of a new location. A committee was formed to secure builders, tradesmen and volunteers to help construct the building. In June, a community "barn raising" event occurred and brought the dream to reality.
2016 - The food bank served over 38,000 families, distributed over 1.2 million pounds of food and received $265,000 in donations from individuals, groups, the city of Apache Junction, corporations, grants and fund raising.