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United Food Bank is an equal opportunity provider and all its partner agencies must adhere to strict nondiscrimination guidelines. You can read the nondisclosure statement here.  

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Emergency Food Boxes
United Food Bank distributes bulk quantities of food to 120+ agencies in Maricopa, Pinal, Gila, Navajo & Apache counties that, in turn, pack and provide food boxes to families and individuals in need of emergency assistance.

To find a food pantry nearest you, searchable by county (Arizona Department of Economic Security): Click here.

To find a food pantry nearest you, searchable by zip code (Association of Arizona Food Banks): Click here.

For any other type of assistance, (AZ 2-1-1): Click here.

Looking to contact one of our partner agencies near you?  Click here to view a contact list of the agencies we partner with to feed hungry people.

Help Yourself Program
Help Yourself is a weekly food purchase cooperative for those in our communities on fixed incomes and limited resources. Held on most Fridays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. the $17 cooperative offers fresh meats, produce and a variety of dry goods to create 5 meals. As available, Help Yourself clients can also make selections from a variety of complimentary items like bread & pastry, assorted dairy and deli products. The program offers a great opportunity for anyone who’d like to make the most of their food budgets; weekly or monthly. There’s no qualifying, no limits and no restrictions.

Help Yourself is located at our Volunteer Annex at:
358 E. Javelina Ave
Mesa, AZ 85210


Helping Hands
An emergency food program, Helping Hands is a resource for “First Responders,” who are regularly first on scene during an emergency or crises, and encounter a family or household without food or immediate food resources. These responders can contact us on behalf of those families and obtain a non-perishable food box, that same day, to help them through their emergency.

For more information on this program, email

Other Resources
Need help with more than just food? 2-1-1 Arizona is  Arizona’s key source of integrated information that brings people and services together to meet vital needs.

Please visit 2-1-1 Arizona to find the help you need throughout Arizona.