The Sahuarita Food Bank offers several food distribution programs, all of which are free. Our programs are designed to provide fresh and nutritious food so those who are most at-risk—seniors, children, single parents with children, the disabled, and families where the primary provider is unemployed or underemployed.
The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) is a federal program that provides supplemental food to low-income individuals and families, and is administered here through the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES).
Food distribution on Thursdays from 3 to 5 pm, and Saturdays from 10 am to 12 noon.
Our BackPack Program provides supplemental food over the weekends to "nutritionally at-risk" children at no cost.
During the active Mexican winter/spring produce season, the Sahuarita Food Bank provides generous amounts of produce to all members of the community.
Residents also may register for SNAP (food stamps) during our Thursday and Saturday Market Days.
We partner with the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona to operate a satellite pantry for Summit View residents twice a month from 3-5 pm on the second and fourth Mondays at the Summit View Elementary School. Annually, we distribute more than 66,000 pounds of non-perishable food and fresh produce and serve more than 7,000 residents at this location.