Maricopa Emergency Management System Alert

  COVID-19 UPDATE:  All student enrollment and support services are available online only – connect with SCC here. Most Spring 2021 Semester classes are being held online.

Food and Housing Resources

Emergency Shelters

Central Arizona Shelter Services located on 12th Avenue and Madison provides access to shelter, meals, showers, medical/dental care and housing assistance.

Andre House located 11th Avenue and Madison provides access to shelter, clothes, laundry, showers, lockers, blankets, sleeping bags, telephone, and legal services.

Arizona Housing Relief provides assistance program information and federal and state housing relief resources .

Maricopa Community College's Basic Needs

Maricopa Community Colleges is committed to the academic success of our students, and we understand that basic needs have a direct impact on the well-being and success of our students. Basic needs can include food, housing, transportation, wellness, and other important areas. The Maricopa Community College Basic Needs page connects students and their families to basic needs information and resources and it will evolve as more resources are added.

211 Arizona: Arizona's directory to community and government resources such as housing, food, medical, and mental health.

Local Food Banks

  • Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community Food Bank
  • 1952 N. Longmore, Scottsdale, AZ 85256
  • (480) 362-5630
  • Eligibility: Reside within and be an enrolled member of Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community and be at or below 185% of the federal poverty level.
  • The Salvation Army
  • Locations throughout the metro Phoenix area. Provides food, emergency services and shelter.
  • United Food Bank
  • 245 S. Nina Drive, Mesa, AZ 85210
  • (480) 926-4897
  • Purchase cooperative every Friday morning.

Food Bank Locators

Association of Arizona Food Banks

Provides a search locator for all food banks in Arizona. Go to home page and enter the student's zip code on the "Get Emergency Food Today" box. List current eligibility standards for those who want to apply for food stamps (now called Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP).

St Mary's Food Bank

Another food bank search locator. Also provides current mobile food pantries dates and locations in Arizona.

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)

SNAP helps provide healthy food for families, children, and vulnerable adults in need.

For assistance with applying for SNAP benefits, contact:

Visit the District's SNAP site to learn about eligibility, submit an application, and attend a SNAP info session.