The Sahuarita Food Bank was founded in 2009 at the request of the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, which identified an unmet need for food in Sahuarita and nearby communities. The Good Shepherd United Church of Christ in Sahuarita began hosting a food bank to assist a few families a week. Today, the number of families served weekly has grown to nearly 200 and is expected to continue to increase.
The Sahuarita Food Bank incorporated in early 2018 as a nonprofit organization operating independently from The Good Shepherd, which continues to enthusiastically support and be actively involved with our operations. Our status as an independent nonprofit agency enables us to grow and expand our services, operations and facilities to better meet the needs of our community.
We are committed to our core values of collaboration, excellence, innovation and justice as demonstrated by: