Lutheran Social Services Food Bankmonday & Wednesday
Victory houses a food bank on our campus that feeds hundreds of families each month. Your non-perishable food and toiletry donations stay here locally in Mesa to help families in need.
Para obtener despensas, entre por la puerta al final de la acera.Lunes y miércoles, 9-11:30amPara más apoyo, llame a este número480-654-4539 para crear una cita.
LEAVING FOR THE SEASON and dont know what to do with your non-perishable and unopened food? Bring it all to the Food Bank! Tell your friends and neighbors, too!
Food Bank Closures for 2019:Marin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, January 21Presidents Day Monday, February 18Good Friday Friday, April 19Memorial Day Monday, May 27Independence Day Thursday, July 4Labor Day Monday, September 2Thanksgiving Holiday Wednesday-Friday, November 20-22Christmas Thursday, December 19 reopening on Monday, January 6, 2020
Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest
Since 1970, LSS-SW has responded to Arizonas changing needs by compassionately offering quality services and resources that contribute to a stronger and healthier Arizona for all people. This special community of faith leaders, volunteers, Lutheran congregations and supporter from all walks of life weave a rich history of compassion kindness and love. Donations of furniture and household supplies are most welcome.
Food Banks See Rising Demand Falling Support
Donations at Mesa food banks are down. Demand is up. Hope is at a premium. It would seem, though, that there is no lack of fear.
Being that we are part church, there are people who believe that we are looking at those end times, said David Sauer, social services director for the Mesa Salvation Army on 6th Street. Its insane, honestly.
The Salvation Army in Mesa alone fed about 1,000 walk-ins in April. Last month, that number was closer to 3,500 people. They also distribute food boxes to anyone in need every weekday from 8:30 a.m. until noon. And people are showing up in droves. The number of food boxes has jumped from a daily average of 32 to 52.
I am having more people coming in and saying I have never been in this situation before, said Laura Quintero, a Salvation Army staff member who loads and distributes large, cardboard boxes full of produce, meat, some canned goods and other commodities to people lining up under a portable shade tent outside.
There are a lot more people in need, she said. We just dont have the ability to cover all the needs that are happening.
Sauer says the demand is multiplied by the fact that the Salvation Army runs one of the only food pantries in Mesa that is open every day. We are getting a lot of influx from the other food banks that have closed, as well, he said.
To make matters worse, support for those food banks is waning.
And they are having to use cash reserves to do it.
Valley-wide, the picture is no rosier.
Put Your Talent To Work For A Great Cause: Helping The Hungry
Going to work each day is one thing. Going to work for United Food Bankand the hundreds of thousands of Arizonans counting on us for a decent mealis so much more. Its helping others who are most in need. Its using your talents in new and different ways. And its making a difference in your own community that you can see each and every day. We believe thats something to consider when making your next career choice.
If youd like to join our team, please see our open opportunities below.
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New Hope Community Center
New Hope Community Center is located at 6915 E. University Drive, near Power and University. New Hope is a place to serve our surrounding community with food, clothes, financial assistance, job search, and much more.
Were looking for local churches to partner with us in serving our community. We need volunteers, food and monetary donations, and other services to keep our doors open.
Midwest Food Bank Of Arizona
The Arizona location of Midwest Food Bank opened in 2017. About 30 nonprofit agency partners received food at the first distribution. Today, nearly 280 agency partners receive food from MFB Arizona.
Food is distributed from our warehouse and a satellite distribution in Tucson. As the demand from agency partners increases, we continue to look for ways to provide food for all.
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Who Can Volunteer
- Children ages 5 to 15 can volunteer to build food bags/sort food when accompanied by an adult.
- Ages 16-17 can volunteer independently with a signed waiver by a parent or guardian.
Mobile Volunteer Events
We can bring mobile volunteer events to your company or group, too. Learn more.
Please contact for info.