President & Chief Executive Officer
Dave Richins, Ext: 202
Tiffany Hicke, Ext: 205
Chief Financial Officer
Martin Terrien, Ext: 229
Director of Finance & Administration
Frankie Massie, Ext: 211
Marco Beltran Ext: 229
Melody Clark Ext: 215
Maria Flores, Ext: 217
Chief Compliance and Evaluation Officer
Rayna Palmer, Ext: 222
Chief Development Officer
Jackie Shelley, Ext: 203
Director of Development
Catrina Frost, Ext: 212
Director of Communications
Tyson Nansel Ext: 219
Manager Corporate Relations (Pro bono)
Community Outreach Coordinator
Melissa Forrester Ext: 213
Donor Relations Specialist
Jon Williams Ext: 233
Volunteer Engagement Manager
Andrea Gransee, Ext: 250
Director of Operations
Benito Ontiveros, Ext: 214
Food Sourcing Coordinator
Agency Fulfillment Coordinator
Angela Romero, Ext: 221
Agency Fulfillment Coordinator
Lisa Blizzard, Ext: 206
Meet the Driving force behind the United Food Bank
Mr. Rustyn Sherer, Chairman; Community Affairs Manager – East Valley, Arizona Public Service (APS)
Mr. Christopher Wodarcyk, Vice-Chairman; Service Operations Manager, Empire Southwest, LLC
Mrs. Mariann Ward, Secretary; Customer Metering Services Manager, Salt River Project
Mr. David Bertrando, Treasurer; Vice President of Sales, Vitabath Inc.
Ms. Jo Martin, Immediate Past Chairwoman; Owner, TM3 Consulting
Ms. Katie Arrington, Member; Associate Communications and Engagement Manager, Fry’s Food Stores
Mr. James Christensen, Member; President and CEO; Gateway Bank
Mr. Timothy Coons, Member; Associate Attorney, Gunderson Denton Peterson, P.C.
Mrs. Tamara Littlesalt, Member; Director of Native American & Community Services, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale
Mrs. Sonia Martinez, Member; Owner, Law Offices of Sonia Martinez
Mrs. Ellen Owens-Karcsay, Member; Director of Enterprise Effectiveness, Avnet
Mr. David Plumb, Member; Navopache Electric Cooperative (Retired CEO)
Mr. Dennis Runyan, Member; Senior Account Executive, Comp Ray, Inc.
Mr. John Seli, Member; Director of Finance, IES Commercial
Mr. Michael Soelberg, Member; Police Chief, Town of Gilbert Police Department
Mr. Kevin Thompson, Member; Council Member District 6, City of Mesa
Mr. Bill Warren, Member; Senior Manager, The Boeing Company
Mr. Raveen Arora, Member; President, Spices and More, The Dhaba
Mr. Trevor Hansen, Member; Vice President, Thomas Printworks
Mr. Joe Shelley, Member; Police Chief, Show Low Police Department
United Food Bank's Beginnings, Present & Future
United Food Bank’s history is deeply-rooted in the East Valley and dates back to July of 1983 when it began operations as United Food Distribution Center, Inc. The Food Bank was started as a nonprofit joint venture among East Valley cities and their respective United Ways to gather and distribute food to East Valley organizations that were helping feed those in need. The Food Bank assisted 28 different community partners that first year, and some are still partners today like the Mesa Senior Center, The Apache Junction Food Bank, and the Chandler Christian Community Center. In 1985, the Food Bank’s service geography expanded to its current area of Gila, Pinal and southern Apache and Navajo Counties along with the original service area in the East Valley of Maricopa County.
The Food Bank has grown to meet the increased need from people in our service area. Our service area of 19,608 square miles includes some of the most remote areas in the state. Places like Sanders, Arizona, where there are only a couple places to purchase food, and the next town is 40 miles away.
To serve the most people possible, United Food Bank collaborates with more than 200 partner agencies that operate more than 260 separate programs helping feed families, children and seniors. In 2015/2016 fiscal year, the Food Bank distributed 26,047,312 pounds of food totaling 21,706,093 meals to hungry people.
Our mission is to stabilize the lives of hungry, low-income people within Eastern Maricopa, Gila and Pinal, and Southern Navajo and Apache Counties of Arizona by actively acquiring, storing and distributing large quantities of wholesome and nutritious foods to our network of community and strategic partners, combined with advocacy and educational initiatives that enhance lives.
United Food Bank's Service Area
Where Does the Food Come From?
Food comes to the Food Bank from many sources. It comes to us from the Federal Government through The Emergency Food Assistance Program, a Federal program that helps supplement the diets of low-income Americans, including elderly people, by providing them with emergency food and nutrition assistance at no cost. We also receive millions of pounds each year through our retail partnerships that allow us to rescue food from retail partners and distribute it to our community partners. Through our partnership with Feeding America, we have access to donations from corporations like ConAgra, Kraft, and General Mills & Kelloggs. We also receive a lot of food from the community that engages in food drives throughout the year - some of the largest food drives include Scouting for Food, the National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive, and our Christmas in July food drive. Through our partnership with the Association of Arizona Food Banks and other food banks in Arizona, we are able to secure large donations through the statewide gleaning program. However, even with all the food we receive from these sources, there are still nutritional gaps and we purchase produce, proteins, and other nutritional foods to provide our clients and community partners with a well-balanced variety of foods.
Where Does the Food Go?
The food we receive has one destination: to feed hungry people in our community. We work with community partners across our service area that operate food programs like food pantries, meal sites, after-school youth meal programs, as well as distributing food on our own through our mobile pantries and Help Yourself Program.
What Does United Food Bank Need More - Food or Money?
We appreciate both. We depend on many yearly food drives to replenish our shelves when donations decrease. However, with our partnerships with Feeding America and the food industry monetary donations go much further. We can obtain truckloads of nutritious foods for the cost of transporting it to our warehouse. In fact, for every $1 donated we can distribute four meals to hungry people.
Grocery Rescue Program
Each year, about 40 percent of the food produced for people to eat in the United States goes to waste. Second Harvest Food Bank is working to get some of that food into the hands of those who need it. The program is designed to recover a variety of nutritious foods from local grocery stores for food pantries and meal programs.
Some of our most-needed items can help feed hungry people instead of ending up in landfills. Foods like meats, dairy, deli products, produce, frozen and refrigerated foods, as well as shelf-stable foods.
United Food Bank's retail relations and operations teams coordinate scheduled donation pick-ups with local grocery retailers. Donations will be picked up by our refrigerated trucks or by our authorized partner agencies. Currently, we are working with more than 150 local grocery stores in our community. United Food Bank is proud to partner with stores such as Albertsons', Bashas', Costco, CVS, Food City, Fry's Food Stores, Paradise Bakery, Safeway, Sprouts Farmers Market, Target, Walmart.
United Food Bank is proud to share our most recent financial information. We believe that our donors, supporters, and friends deserve to work with a transparent, efficient, and effective agency. If you have any questions regarding this information below, please feel free to contact us at 480-926-4897.
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The audited Financial Statements for the United Food Bank are summarized below.
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UNITED FOOD BANK
Effective October 30, 2015
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