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Community Resource Call Center

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

480-644-CARE (2273)


Food Resources


Food Distribution with United Food Bank

The drive-thru food distribution will provide the much needed grocery items two days a week. Individuals and families in need of food assistance can come one time per week.  There is no need to arrive early, everyone who comes during during the days/times of operation will receive the same food assistance. The below schedule will continue through August.

Mesa Convention Center - Building C Main Hall
263 N. Center St.

7 am - 12 pm

Wednesdays hosted by Wells Fargo Bank
July 8 - August 26

Wells Fargo Bank
1860 E University Dr.
Mesa, AZ 85203
6 pm - until the food is gone

Food Distribution with House of Refuge & Midwest Food Bank

Individuals and families in need of food assistance are invited to visit this public food distribution once a week. No questions asked, no documentation required. This is contactless, drive-thru distribution. A volunteer will place the food in your trunk or vehicle. For more information contact House of Refuge at 480-988-9242.

House of Refuge
6935 E. Williams Field Rd.

Thursdays & Fridays
7 am - 10 am

Map of Other Food Distribution Sites

Other Food Resources

  • United Food Bank is also partnering with Waste Not, an organization focused on collecting and distributing excess perishable food items that would otherwise be thrown away. READ MORE
  • If you find your family in need of food go to to find a local food bank near you. We’ve also created a map of many East Valley food banks and distribution sites. Be sure to call ahead for days and times that they are open.
  • Native Health Food Programs 
  • Information about meal distribution for Mesa residents who attend or live near a Gilbert Public School is available on the Gilbert Public Schools website. Mesa residents who attend or live near a Tempe School District school can find information about grab-and-go meals for students 18 and under on their website.

  • Meals on Wheels will continue to operate as usual and has some capacity for new members. Participation is limited to eligible older and disabled adults who have challenges with activities of daily living. Subsidized and fee for service options are available. For more information, call 480-964-9014.

  • Aster Senior Centers are transitioning from weekday lunches to packaged “Pick-Up & Go Meals”. Participation is limited to community members age 60+ and registration is needed.  A suggested contribution is requested of $3.50 per meal.  Reservations are required by 2:00 p.m. the previous day. For more information, call Aster Senior Center Red Mountain 480-218-2221 or Downtown 480-962-5612.

  • The Area Agency on Aging has a 24-hour helpline for seniors unable to access groceries: 602-264-HELP (4357). Staff can assist seniors and caregivers in answering questions about transportation, housing, long-term care, home delivered meals, home care, and other numerous services. 
  • Our homeless population will continue to be served by St. Vincent de Paul and Paz de Cristo. Meals can be picked up at St. Vincent de Paul every day from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at 67 W. Broadway Rd. Paz de Cristo adjusted their meal service at 424 W. Broadway Rd. They will now distribute Grab n' Go meals every night from 5:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.

  • WIC remains available and is providing appointments by phone and online. WIC serves women who are pregnant, are breastfeeding an infant up to one year old plus infants and children up to the age of 5.

  • The Arizona Pet Project has resources for pet food assistance. 

Grocery Store Hours for Seniors (65+) - hours may vary by location, check with your local retailer

  • AJs Grocery Store - Wednesdays from 5 a.m. – 6 a.m.
  • Albertson's - Tuesday & Thursday from 7 a.m. – 9 a.m.
  • Basha's - Wednesdays from 5 a.m. – 6 a.m.
  • Big Lots - First hour of store opening for seniors 65+ and those considered at risk by CDC
  • Costco - Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 8 a.m. - 9 a.m., 60+
  • Dollar General - Daily 8 a.m. - 9 a.m.,  seniors 60+
  • Food City - Wednesday from 5 a.m. - 6 a.m.
  • Fry's - Seniors 60+ Monday - Thursday 6 a.m. – 7 a.m.
  • Ranch Market - Daily 6 a.m. - 7 a.m.
  • Safeway - Tuesday & Thursday from 7 a.m. – 9 a.m.
  • Sam's Club - Tuesday & Thursday from 7 a.m. - 9 a.m.
  • Target - First hour of store opening for guests 65+, pregnant women and those considered vulnerable or at risk per the CDC
  • Walgreens - Tuesday 8 a.m. - 9 a.m., 55+
  • Walmart - Seniors 60+ Tuesdays between 6 a.m. – 7 a.m.
  • Whole Foods - First hour of store opening, seniors 60+
  • Winco - Tuesday and Thursday 6 a.m. to 7:30 a.m., seniors 60+, vulnerable populations, Winco employees

More resources:


Ways to Help


Hydration Donation

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Restaurant Interest Form

Another program under Feeding Mesa allows Mesa to provide pre-packaged meals to its Senior Care/Assisted Living facilities staff, purchased from locally-owned Mesa restaurants.

We are currently in the process of coordinating the details of the program and are assessing interests and availability of local restaurants to participate in this program.

If you are interested in participating in the program, please complete the interest form.

Drive-Thru Canned Food Drives

Non-perishable food items only. Items collected will be used to replenish United Food Bank and Midwest Food Bank supplies.

One CAN make a difference!

Volunteers needed!  Sign-up today

ALL DRIVES ARE 8 am - 12 pm

Wednesday, July 8
Greenfield Park - 4105 E. Diamond Avenue

Wednesday, July 15
Dobson Ranch Golf Course - 2155 S. Dobson Road