Food Bank and Kitchen Programs

Available to the public through our kitchen location (1903 N 2nd St., Flagstaff):

Food Box Program

Tuesday – Friday —  from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Many in Flagstaff have a tough time making ends meet. That’s why our food box program is so important in helping families stretch their monthly food budgets. Flagstaff residents with proof of residency (utility bill, lease agreement) and photo identification can receive food boxes once per month as supplies allow.

Free Hot Meal

Daily — from 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Our volunteers and our cook begin the day around 10:00 a.m., chopping, stirring, and cooking a variety of healthy foods to be served to anyone who needs a hot meal. Hot meals are also delivered to Flagstaff Shelter Services for the men and women spending the night.
Also available at Flagstaff Shelter Services located at 4185 E. Huntington Dr., Flagstaff (one block down from our Food Bank).

Kitchen Door Sack Lunch Program

Daily  — from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Anyone can ring the bell and a friendly volunteer will greet them with a smile and a sack lunch. Some of our clients pick one up on their way to work or save it for breakfast the next day.

Children’s Literacy Programs

Daily — from 4 to 5:30 p.m.
After sharing their evening meal with family in our dining room, children are supported in their reading and homework by volunteers—many of whom are retired educators. Additionally, these children get to take home books to keep and treasure.

Available to Flagstaff non-profit organizations through our warehouse location (3805 East Huntington Dr., Flagstaff)

Non-Profit Agency Food Supply

Weekdays — From 1 to 4:00 p.m.
Some 50 non-profit organizations, such as Hope Cottage, Northland Family Help Center, Sunshine Rescue Mission, and the Salvation Army, access food for their clients through our warehouse. In fact, we distribute more than 1.1 million pounds of food to local non-profits annually.

Available through various non-profit organizations at multiple locations

Mobile Lunch Program

Weekdays
Our dedicated volunteers make sack lunches that are delivered to the following non-profit organizations and service locations: Catholic Charities Community Services (on 4th Street), The Salvation Army Store, The Salvation Army Main Office, Goodwill Industries of Northern Arizona, NACA (Native Americans for Community Action) on Steve’s, NACA in the Safeway Plaza nearby Brandy’s Restaurant, Flagstaff Shelter Services, and the Main Flagstaff Library.

Other Food Programs

Children’s Backpack Program

Each Friday
Children identified by officials at their school as being food insecure are given a backpack filled with food that the children can take home and prepare themselves. On Monday, the children bring their backpacks back to school where they’re picked up by our volunteers and refilled for the next Friday delivery to school. Currently, we’re supplying backpacks to children at Kinsey and Killip Elementary Schools. The food for this program is purchased by the United Way of Northern Arizona.

Food Rescue Program

Daily
We rescue approximately 1,642,000 pounds of food from local restaurants and grocery stores annually. This program accounts for 40% of our total food intake and keeps this food out of Flagstaff’s landfill.

Food to Feed

As needed
Produce that is no longer edible by humans is provided to local farms, ranches, and attractions like Bearizona to be included in animal feed. Nothing goes to waste!