Food Pantries, Meal Sites, and Emergency Grocery Services in Pima County

Meals and food services, especially for individuals experiencing homelessness. Because services change frequently, please contact the providers for the most current information. 

City of Tucson Resource Line
Phone: (520) 791-2540

The resource line is for those experiencing or at risk of homelessness to get connected to resources for medical, mental health, meals, outreach, and other resources offered in our community. 

Arizona Department of Economic Security

The Department of Economic Security (DES) Family Assistance Administration provides language assistance free of charge to those with limited English proficiency when assistance is needed for Nutrition AssistanceCash Assistance and some Medical Assistance programs. Please contact your DES office or call 1-855-432-7587 for program assistance provided in your preferred language.

2-1-1 Food, Clothing & Bills - Pima County

This online directory lists places that either offer or accept congregate meals, food boxes, food co-ops, food stamps, meals delivered, meals served, and WIC.

Food Pantries, Soup Kitchens ( 

A list of Emergency Food Programs provided through food pantries and soup kitchens in Tucson, Arizona and surrounding cities.

Food Banks and Food Boxes: 

Community Food Bank
3003 N. Country Club Rd.
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Community Food Bank provides emergency food boxes through the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), a federal program that supplements the diets of low-income individuals and families.

Primavera Homeless Intervention and Prevention
702 S. 6th Ave.
Primavera HIP provides food boxes distributed through the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona once a month to individuals and families, as well as occasional donated food items, on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Eligibility: Provide your name, photo ID, some basic demographic information, and proof of residence.

  • Hours: Mon, Wed, Fri 9:00AM – 12:30PM, no appointment needed

Interfaith Community Services

  • Main office: On the grounds of Christ the King Episcopal Church, 2820 W. Ina Road
    Food Bank Hours: Mon – Sat: 8:00AM – 11:00AM | Tue: 5:00PM – 6:30PM
  • Eastside office:Located at New Spirit Lutheran Church, 8701 E. Old Spanish Trail
    Hours: Tue & Thu: 10:00AM – 1:00PM
  • Southside office:Located at the El Pueblo Neighborhood Center, 101 W Irvington Rd, Unit 2A
    Hours: Tue & Thu: 10:00AM – 1:00PM

Gospel Rescue Mission - Food Box
4550 S Palo Verde Road
Community Ministries is a place where Tucson-area residents in need can go for help 'making ends meet.' They connect families and individuals with community resources specific to their situation, and they offer various services and programs. It's best to call, since the website doesn't detail their food distribution services.

Campus Pantry - For University of Arizona students and staff
Check online for hours and distribution events. The goal of the UA Campus Pantry is to reduce food insecurity in our Wildcat Community.

Sonora Room, 1st floor of the SUMC

  • Hours: Tue 2:00 – 6:00PM, Wed/Fri 11:00AM – 3:00 PM

Cold Meals:

Holy Family Church 

338 W. University Blvd
Hours: Sun 3:00 – 4:00PM

Life in Christ Community Church 

102 E. Palmdale St.
Hours: Tue & Thu 5:00 – 6:00PM, Sun 8:00 – 8:45AM

Saguaro Christian Church 

8302 E. Broadway Blvd.
Hours: Wed 5:00 – 6:30PM

Snack Packs: 

Grace St. Paul Joseph’s Pantry 

2331 E Adams St
Hours: Mon, Wed, Fri 9:00AM -12:00PM

Sharon SDA Church

955 N 10th Ave
Hours: Tue & Thu 11:00AM – 12:00PM (closed the first Tuesday of every month)

Hot Meals:

Z Mansion - Workship Project

288 N Church Ave
Hours: Sun 10:00 –10:30AM (hot meal), Thu 10:00 –10:30AM (cold meal)

Northminster Presbyterian Church 

2450 E. Ft. Lowell
Hours: Mon 5:00 – 6:00PM (closed federal holidays)

Living Faith Christian Church (will be known as His Presence Church Arizona by October 2022)
4108 E. North St.
Grab and Go Meal Thu 2:30PM,
Food Boxes Thu 1-5PM (closed federal holidays) Photo ID and proof of address required
Grocery Rescue Items Tue 3-5PM

Casa Maria Soup Kitchen

352 E. 25th Street
Hours: Every day 8:30 - 11:30AM, except Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Southside Presbyterian Church 

317 W 23rd St
Hours: Mon & Fri 7:30 – 9:00AM

Tucson Food Share 

2500 N. Stone Ave.
Hours: Mon & Thu 6:00 – 8:00PM, Sat 8:00 – 10:00AM

Lot on 22nd  

4431 E 22nd St
Hours: Thu & Sun 4:30 – 6:30PM

Friendship Ministry Baptist Church 

850 N 11th Ave
Hours: 2nd& 4th Sat at 11AM

Soup Patrol (Multiple Locations) 

Serving November – March with hot soup & hot cocoa available

Closed December 24th & 25th

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