United Food Bank was established in 1983 in Mesa, Arizona. Our Food Bank provides access to nutritious food to the homeless and needy, through community partnerships, food distribution and education in the East Valley and Eastern Arizona.
May is National Older Americans Month. This story illustrates the hardships many older Americans face. That's why we're glad we are able to help seniors in need by providing food to senior centers, food distributions for seniors and food to meal delivery programs with organizations like East Valley Adult Resources and the Gilbert Senior Center.
Have you gotten your Give Where You Live Harley-Davidson raffle tickets yet? Besides the excitement of potentially winning a 2015 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special, you will be supporting United Food Bank and our more than 190 community partners to provide meals to hungry children, families and seniors. There is no better satisfaction .http://conta.cc/1DBT2Bf
Another Friday of our Help Yourself Program is underway. Today's co-op will buy participants an 8 pound bag of chicken, hot dogs, turkey and bologna; a 5 pound bag of fresh broccoli, apples, oranges and tomatoes; and a 5 pound bag of macaroni and cheese, tuna, mixed veggies and fruit.
Even though the National Association of Letter Carriers' Food Drive is tomorrow, you can still bring in food to your local post office and drop it off today. Every little bit will help because summer is a time when all food banks need food donations the most. You can help us make a difference if you #GiveWhereYouLive
We need volunteers next Tuesday for a food packaging event at the Mesa LDS Cannery!! If you would like to volunteer, you can sign up below. Great opportunity for youth groups, faith groups, college students, families, anyone really.
The Mesa Cannery supports United Food Bank and other food pantry and food preservation programs by packaging food for us. We so appreciate their support in making large packages of food we've received just the right size for distribution to individuals. But they need our help to make their work po…
This Saturday, May 9th, is the 23rd Annual Letter Carriers' Food Drive.This is the largest nation-wide, one-day food drive, and everyone can help us collect as much food as possible. It's as easy as leaving out your donation by your mailbox well-before your carrier normally arrives.
The Letter Carriers’ “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive—the nation’s largest all-volunteer one-day food collection effort—is held annually on the second Saturday in May and is a community outreach effort of the National Association of Letter Carriers.
This week Jess Kurti is in Pittsbugh but United Food Bank had the pleasure of hosting her back in February during her challenge to volunteer at every food bank in the Feeding America network. Learn more about her journey.
After a marathon, runners may mention that they're starving or famished. But, one runner from Florida, is taking a message with her on the 26.2-mile Pittsburgh Marathon journey, raising awareness about real hunger issues in this country.
Gilbert Feeding Families is hosting a food drive for United Food Bank. With your help, we are hoping to raise enough donations to provide 72,600 meals (representing the 72.6 square miles in Gilbert) this year.
Today's second surprise at our Breakfast was The Valley Leadership #GiveWhereYouLive Pavilion, which breaks ground tomorrow. You can learn more about this awesome project and how it will help the #UnitedFoodBank.
Today's Friends Breakfast revealed a few surprises. One of them is a great way to support #UnitedFoodBank: The #GiveWhereYouLive Harley-Davidson Raffle for a 2015 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special or $20,000 in cash!! There are another 49 cash prizes available. Tickets are 1 for $40 or 3 for $100. The odds of winning are 1 in 100 for every ticket. It's the hottest ticket in town!
Our Backpack Program provides backpacks full of food to children in need every week. The packs are delivered to schools across eastern Maricopa and eastern AZ, then discreetly distributed to children in need. #hunger#poverty
Such an interesting tool – Think food stamps are something used only by people in far-away, poor communities? Think again. A handy interactive tool from Slate.com will show you just how many folks right in your own community rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), otherwise known as food stamps.