TEFAP is a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) program and it is directed by the State of Arizona through St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance. It is a program for families and/or individuals who are in an emergency food situation caused by job loss, government benefit loss, illness, low paying jobs, poverty, etc. An emergency food box is available once a month from one food bank location, at no cost, through the completion of an application form and proof of valid identification and current address.
Daily Lunches: AFFCB provides daily lunch sacks for those who self-designate as homeless or without the ability to store or cook food.
Daily Showers: AFFCB provides hot showers and shower kits, at no cost, for individuals that do not have their own shower facilities
The CSFP is a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) program and it is directed by the State of Arizona through the St. Mary’s food bank’s agencies. The program serves approximately 120 senior citizens monthly (60+ years of age who met a low income requirement) with canned goods, peanut butter, dry food, dry milk and two pounds of cheese. The food supplements their diets with nutritious USDA commodity foods that are designed to provide protein, calcium, iron and vitamins A and C. A CSFP box is available once a month from one food bank location, at no cost, through the completion of an application and recertification process.
AFFCB provides 25 babies a month, from birth to 12 months old, with supplemental formula, food and diapers. Families are included in the program based on need and availability, and must complete an application form. The items are distributed the last Thursday of the month.
At Thanksgiving and Christmas, food boxes are distributed to a predetermined list of recipients based on an application process, at no cost. At Christmas, gifts for children are included as available through the efforts of local churches and organizations, as well as individual donations.
By application, School Uniforms are provided for children who live in the Avondale school district. Qualifying children receive 2 brand new uniforms and other school items, as donations allow, at no cost.
AFFCB offers families and/or individuals in need caused by job loss, government benefit loss, illness, low paying jobs, poverty, etc. the opportunity to come in once a month for gently used clothing at no cost with proof of valid identification and current address.