VISION:: To assist the hungry and in need in the Foothills area.
In 1988, the food bank was founded because there was a large Hispanic population that was in need. Today the majority of the population that we are serving is non-Hispanic. In the beginning we would see, on average, 45 families a month. Today we see over 410 families per month.
Seniors in need are the fastest growing demographic that we serve. They struggle to make ends meet on fixed incomes. The food they receive from the Foothills Food Bank helps them to be able to pay other expenses.
We are also seeing more people that are either living in their car or out in the desert. We are trying to help them with additional resources. We have volunteers that will meet with a client one-on-one to aid them in finding resources that will get them out of those situations and into a more comfortable living environment, particularly in the warm summer months.
Due to current economic conditions, the number of Food Bank clients continues to increase by 10% per year, and our area is increasing. We now cover North to Black Canyon City, South to Pinnacle Peak, East to Rio Verde and West to I-17. We expect that these needs will continue.
The Foothills Food Bank and Resource Center provides food for those in need, financial assistance to individuals and families in the foothills area and referral information for any number of programs and helpful organizations.
What we need
As a nonprofit (501-C-3), most of our funding and food comes from donors, as well as generous local organizations and businesses. We are privately funded, and rely solely, on the donations and kindness of others to keep our organization running. Both food and monetary donations are always needed.
We appreciate your support and hope you will help spread the word about our services. If you would like to support the Food Bank through cash or food donations, you will find a “Wish List” located on this website. Or, you may make a monetary donation by using the Donate button one each page or the Donate page. There is also information on performing a food drive.
Thank you for your interest and support of the Foothills Food Bank.
Board of Directors – Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center FY 2014
CHUCK WEIRAUCH // BOARD PRESIDENT
KEN JONES // BOARD VICE-PRESIDENT
GINA DURBIN // BOARD SECRETARY
DAVE FLATT // BOARD TREASURER
PAM DIPIETRO // EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR