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Food and Housing Resources

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

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.

Local Food Banks

Vista del Camino Food Bank
7700 E Roosevelt St, Scottsdale, AZ 85257
(480) 312-2323

Foothills Food Bank
6038 E. Hidden Valley Drive, Cave Creek, AZ 85331
(480) 488-1145

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.

Tempe Community Action Agency
2146 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 422-8922
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
(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:

Roicia Banks, MSW
Student Services Analyst
(480) 731-8180

Dr. Dwayne E. McIntosh
Program Analyst
(480) 630-8410

More SNAP Resources