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

Meals and food services, especially for individuals experiencing homelessness.

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.

Community Food Bank, opens a new window
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.
Food Pantries, Soup Kitchens and Food Banks, opens a new window

A list of Emergency Food Programs provided through Food Pantries and Soup Kitchens in Tucson, Arizona and surrounding cities.

Caridad Community Meal Sites, opens a new window
Community Meals make it easy for people in need to access nutritious meals and connect with others at meal sites. All of our Meal Sites serve anyone in need of a meal, and are often happy to help someone find appropriate community resources. Click the Food Finder link.


Casa Maria Soup Kitchen, opens a new window
352 E. 25th Street Tucson, Arizona. 85713
520-624-0312, opens a new window
The Casa Maria Soup Kitchen is open everyday of the year from 8:30am-11:30am, except Thanksgiving and Christmas.


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288 N Church Ave
Homeless Food Project on Sundays 9:30am - 11:30am


Gospel Rescue Mission - Food Box, opens a new window
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.

Primavera Homeless Intervention and Prevention, opens a new window
811 S. 6th Avenue (temporary location)
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.

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Main office: On the grounds of Christ the King Episcopal Church, 2820 W. Ina Road
Food Bank Hours: Mon – Sat: 8:00AM – 11:00AM | Tuesday evening: 5:00PM – 6:30PM | Sun: Closed

Eastside office: Located at New Spirit Lutheran Church, 8701 E. Old Spanish Trail
Tues & Thurs: 10:00AM – 1:00PM

Southside office: Located at the El Pueblo Neighborhood Center, 101 W Irvington Rd, Unit 2A
Food Bank Hours: Tues & Thurs: 10:00AM – 1:00PM

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2958 E 22nd St.
520-322-9557 | Call for an appointment Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm
At TMM we are passionate about helping people transition from our programs into independent living and we believe part of that journey includes addressing basic needs.


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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.


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

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