Seeking Emergency Shelter and Affordable Rental Housing in Arizona
Central Arizona Shelter Services located on 12th Avenue and Madison provides access to shelter, meals, showers, medical/dental care and housing assistance.
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
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.
Vista del Camino Food Bank
7700 E Roosevelt St, Scottsdale, AZ 85257
Foothills Food Bank
6038 E. Hidden Valley Drive, Cave Creek, AZ 85331
Tempe Community Action Agency
2146 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe, AZ 85281
Provides food, rent and utilities, and shelter services.
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
Purchase cooperative every Friday morning.
Food Bank Locators
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).
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:
- SNAP Eligibility Specialist West Valley
- Maria Kay
- Google Voice: (928) 421-0997
- Dr. Dwayne E. McIntosh, Program Analyst
- (480) 630-8410
More SNAP Resources
- USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture: Food and Nutrition Service)
- Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES)