What We Do

Children’s Literacy

Paul Sweitzer Reading Room
Daily — From 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Kitchen location (1903 N 2nd St., Flagstaff)
Children are welcome to visit our Reading Room every day during our hot meal service. Volunteers are available to read with and practice reading skills with children. Children may also enjoy educational games, crafts, activities and presentations. Volunteers can help children with homework and children can earn prizes for reading to volunteers.

Daily Meals

Daily Hot Meal
Daily — From 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Kitchen location (1903 N 2nd St., Flagstaff)
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.

Kitchen Back Door Sack Lunch Service
Daily — From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Kitchen location (1903 N 2nd St., Flagstaff)
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.

Mobile Sack Lunch Service
Weekdays
Available through various non-profit organizations at multiple locations throughout the Flagstaff area. Volunteers make sack lunches that are delivered to non-profit organizations such as the Salvation Army to be given to anyone in need.

Other Food Programs

Emergency Food Box Distribution
Tuesday – Saturday — From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Warehouse location (3805 East Huntington Dr., Flagstaff)
Many in Flagstaff have a tough time making ends meet. That’s why our emergency food box is so important in helping families stretch their monthly food budgets. Households in need can receive emergency food boxes twice per month as supplies allow.

Non-Profit Agency Support
Monday thru Friday — From 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Warehouse location (3805 East Huntington Dr., Flagstaff)
More than 40 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 1.15 million pounds of food to local non-profits annually.

Food Rescue Program
Daily
We rescue and receive approximately 1.16 million pounds of food from local grocery stores, restaurants and and private donations annually.

Feed to Farm: Zero Waste
As needed
Produce that is no longer good for human consumption is provided to local farms, ranches, and attractions like Bearizona to be included in animal feed. Nothing goes to waste!