3 Secure Ways to Give &
3 Choices to Direct Your Donation
DONATE USING THE BUTTON BELOW
Donate in Person
You may bring food or money to our offices and warehouse facility at:
575 N. Idaho Road, Suite #701
Apache Junction. AZ 85119
We share a parking lot with the AJ office of the Arizona Department of Motor Vehicles office.
Donate by Mail
To drop off a donation, ring the bell at Door 3 and we will be happy to help you.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
8:30 AM to 4 PM, closed for lunch Noon-1 PM
Wednesday and Saturday
8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
To support the General Fund, you can indicate “Program”
To give to the “Gerry Hundt Endowment Fund” or
To help in the “Truck Replacement” capital campaign to replace our large, refrigerated truck
If you wish to indicate one of those 3 areas, do so in the electronic credit card/PayPal process when prompted. If you are donating by check, please make note in the memo field or verbally when the donation is made. All donations not designated go to the General Fund.
Your monetary donations to “Program” help the most. With each $1 donation, our buying power gets us $5 worth of food. A $17 donation feeds a family of two for five days. Thanks to the assistance of more than 150 volunteers and a myriad of donations, we maintain administrative costs below 8% of our annual budget. This means 92 cents of every dollar donated makes its way into the grocery carts given to our eligible families!
Please call our message line at 480-983-2995 if you need to wish to make your donation by phone or have any questions about donations.
Easily Reduce Your State Taxes Owed or Increase Your Refund – AZ DOES IT BEST!
For the past two decades, residents of Arizona have been empowered to direct funds to their favorite qualifying nonprofit and reduce their taxes owed dollar-for- dollar or increase their refunds.
Arizona is one of only a few states that lets the resident taxpayer decide which local problem such as hunger, disaster relief, poverty and other human need they wish to help solve. It is easy to see why, by 2016, 130,000 Arizona taxpayers used to program to give over $52 million to more than 800 state charitable causes.
You do not have to itemize on your federal or state returns to give. This is completely different from the charitable tax deductions that most taxpayers are familiar with at the federal level. This is simple and quick to do.
When you file your state taxes, complete AZ Form 321. Single-filers can donate up to $400 and joint filers can contribute up to $800 to either reduce your taxes owed or increase your refund. You can donate to the Apache Junction Reach Out, INC dba AJ Food Bank online for your receipt or choose our nonprofit on the Arizona Department of Revenue site when you file. We will send your year-end giving summary to you by April 15, 2019.
For more information about how Arizona’s unique and compassionate lets you claim the full tax credit to our Qualifying Charitable Organization (QCOs), click here.
The AJ Food Bank Gerald Hundt Endowment Fund
Our new endowment fund is named in honor of Gerald Hundt and his wife, Susan. As a family, they have been committed to the Apache Junction Reach Out Food Bank mission for years.
Gerry has been the passionate advocate in initiating this endowment fund. “I want to see that the food bank always has funding for the special needs and challenges that all non-profits face,” he said. “A gift to this fund is a great way to invest in the future of the food bank and strengthen its financial stability for generations to come.”
Donations can be made to the Endowment Fund in person or mailed to our address, made online through our website. Indicate “Endowment” when prompted or one the memo line of your check. memo line or through long-term planning such as wills, through a life insurance policy or by setting up a trust. Please consult your attorney for the right option for you.
Your monetary donations help us the most.
- Just $17 will feed a family of 4 for 3-5 days.
- With your donations we are able to purchase through partner agencies at much reduced costs.
- Fuel & Maintenance for our truck.
Our Most Needed Items: Click Here for Food Drive Info
- Peanut Butter
- Canned Tuna or Chicken
- Boxed or Canned Meals
- Pasta and Pasta Sauce
- Canned Fruits and Vegetables
- Seasonal giving of Hams, Turkeys and the trimmings for Thanksgiving and Christmas
Bring your clear plastic soda and water bottles, and aluminum cans, to us at the food bank. We recycle those, too!
Your support, whether it be time, money, or donated food, is sincerely appreciated.
Arizona tax payers can claim a tax credit for a donation to Apache Junction Food Bank up to $800 for a married couple filing jointly / $400 for individuals.
Donate While You Shop
We can always use plastic grocery bags and egg cartons. We recycle as a fundraising means and accept plastic water and beverage bottles and aluminum cans only. We cannot recycle other plastics such as milk jugs or plastic food containers. The same donation hours listed above apply for recycling drop-offs.