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our Capital Campaign progress

MAKE A capital campaign GIFT

Public campaign kick Off on february 7, 2020

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Nourishing our Community Capital Campaign

Why a new building? The need is great.

The Sahuarita Food Bank began in a closet, serving one or two households a week. Ten years later, we serve up to 200 households in our six hours of food distribution a week. We provide 450 weekend nutrition BackPacks for low-income students in eight area schools and have two school-based food pantries for their communities. In total, we distribute 930,000 pounds of food.


We have run out of space in our leased facility and it is highly inefficient. Our food bank visitors wait outside, sometimes for a long time. Our 200+ volunteers have to set up and take down the food distribution area, double-handle food, and work outside in all kinds of Arizona weather. 


Today, as the Sahuarita Food Bank and Community Resource Center, we continue to feed more and more people and have begun to provide programming and services to our visiting households, including health screenings, volunteer tax preparation, an early literacy program, parenting program. We plan many more programs and services with an emphasis on health/nutrition, family support, and workforce development

What will the new building provide?

  • The only one-stop and comprehensive human services center in the greater Sahuarita area
  • 13,000 square feet for food receiving, storage, processing and distribution; client reception; and the community resource center
  • The ability to efficiently and comfortably serve many more food bank visitors, while being open four days/week
  • Space for community partners and many others to share their programs including Pima Community College, Easter Seals Blake Foundation, United Way, and Community Food Bank Green Valley Resource Center 

How can you help?

Please join in supporting the Nourishing our Community Capital Campaign.


The Sahuarita Food Bank & Community Resource Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and donations are deductible to the extent allowed by tax law.


Donors also may receive a tax credit for contributions, as we are an 

Arizona Qualifying Charitable Organization. Arizona taxpaying couples filing jointly may claim up to $800 and individuals may claim up to $400.


Please call or email with questions or for a presentation:

Penny Pestle at (616) 340-2938 or ppestle@cox.net 

Curt Keim at (520) 647-1330 or ckeim@moravian.edu