Save the Date – United Food Bank’s Annual Partner Agency Conference – Friday, Jan 13th

United Food Bank’s Annual Partner Agency Conference has been scheduled for Friday, Jan 13th in Mesa.  We’re still hammering out the agenda and lining up speakers, but I wanted to get the date out to you today.

I’m also happy to announce we’re going to host a second conference in Show Low for our partner agencies in the northern counties.  Location and date are being discussed, but it will most likely occur in January.  I’ll keep you posted as plans are made.

A few changes for this year’s event:

  • We’re going to shorten the day, and tentatively planning on a 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM timeframe.  Lunch included!
  • As mentioned above, we’re offering a second conference in the north


Location for Mesa conference:

Grace United Methodist Church

2024 E. University Street

Mesa, AZ 85213

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Chickens for the Holidays

United Food Bank has purchased chickens rather than turkeys for the holidays.  The decision was based purely on economics – the cost of whole chickens were cheaper than turkeys.  We’re getting a lot more food for our money, which means we’re able to provide more holiday meals for more families. 

We’re still proceeding with our annual turkey drive.  We’ll have turkeys available in some quantities for Christmas, but I won’t know what this will look like until we’re in the middle of it.  As always, we try our best to distribute the turkeys as equitably as possible. 

If it’s important for your organization to provide turkeys during the holidays, you may want to consider hosting your own turkey drive, as at this time I am unable to determine how many we’re going to have available. 

Let me know if you have any questions.

Jeff | 480.398.4480 |



Food Valuation Letters for FY15/16

Food valuation letters for fiscal year 15/16 have been generated and sent to all active partner agencies via email.  If you did not receive a letter, please contact Jeff or Deb to request a copy.

Jeff | 480.398.4480 and

Deb | 480.398.4520 and

TEFAP Menu for September

I001472 Wild Maine Blueberries
I00042 Pinto Beans, dry
I000161 Green Beans, canned
I000161 Grapefruit juice
I00057 Peanut Butter, Smooth
I000311 Clingstone Peaches, canned
I001957 Walnut Pieces
I000560 Spaghetti Sauce, meatless
I00049 Tomatoes, diced, canned
I001698 Elbow Mac Pasta

Help Yourself! Every Friday 8:00 AM -2:00 PM

United Food Bank hosts a co-op at our volunteer annex every Friday (excluding holidays) where individuals and families can purchase pre-assembled food bags containing:

  • 8 lbs. frozen meat
  • 5 lbs. fresh produce
  • 5 lbs. packaged dry goods

We also offer complementary choices of bread, pastries, and other items.

A $40 value for only $20.  Cash or EBT only. The co-op is open to all – no requirements, no qualifying.

Where:                 United Food Bank’s Volunteer Annex, 358 E. Javalina Ave, Mesa

When:                  Every Friday (excluding holidays) 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

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FREE Resource Navigation Training for Military/Veteran Resources

Resource Navigators are members of our community who are trained to connect service members, veterans, and family members to the array of available resources.  Navigator training includes:

  • How to use the Resource Connection Guide
  • Key factors that may affect a person or family’s access to resources
  • Navigation strategies
  • How to link into the military/veteran community to find resources to address a range of issues, including employment, physical and mental health, finances, family issues and more.

When:                 Wednesday, October 5th from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Where:                Salvation Army, 241 E. 6th Street, Mesa AZ 85201

How much:        FREE!  Lunch is included

For additional information, including instructions on how to register, please see attached flier:

Military-Vet Resource Navigation Training


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