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The Emergency Food Box Program (TEFAP)

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. 

Homeless Programs

Daily Lunches: AFFCB provides daily lunch sacks for those who self-designate as homeless or those without the ability to store or cook food.

Daily Showers: AFFCB provides  showers and shower kits, at no cost, for individuals that do not have their own shower facilities.

Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)

The CSFP is a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) program that is directed by the State of Arizona through St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance. The program serves seniors, age 60+, with an emergency supply of senior specific non-perishable items. 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 re-certification process.
 

Holiday Programs

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.
 

School Uniform Drive

Once a year AFFCB provides children who live in the service area and who attend a school that requires uniforms, with 2 brand new tops and bottoms as well as other school supplies, as donations allow, at no cost. This program is by application only.

Baby Care Program

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. 

Clothing Bank

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.
 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.