Food Drives

Food Drive

Each year AZCEND distributes over 15,000 food boxes with enough food to feed over 50,000 adults and children. Much of the food the AZCEND Food Bank receives comes from people just like you who care about our community and donate to families in need.

There are now two convenient ways to donate food to AZCEND:

1. Food Drive

Top Food Drive Needs

Peanut Butter, Cereal, Tuna, Whole Wheat Pasta, Pasta Sauce, Soup, Canned Fruit and Vegetables, Rice, Beans

You can always donate food to the AZCEND Food Bank yourself or host a food drive any time of the year. As many donate during the holidays, our time of greatest need is April through October.

Contact Paula Knight, Food Bank Coordinator, at paula@azcend.org for more information about how to conduct your own traditional food drive. You may also drop off your donation weekdays 7:30 am- 4:00 pm at 345 S. California St. Chandler, AZ 85225.

2. The New Virtual Food Drive App

Try the new AZCEND Virtual Food Drive!

The new Virtual Food Drive is an easy, convenient way to donate without leaving your home or workplace. You can give 1) individually, or 2) your  workplace, house of worship, or other group can host its own virtual food drive.

Plus, your donation through the Virtual Food Drive will go further than donating physical food items, as AZCEND will be able to purchase the exact items families need at our discounted price.

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Some ideas for using the Virtual Food Drive:

Share the Virtual Food Drive with your friends on social media and let them know you donated.

Suggest that your workplace create a customized food drive contest between departments to see which department donates the most food. It’s a great team-building activity for a great cause.

If you have children at home, allow them to use the Virtual Food Drive to teach them the value of giving back.

Contact Dara Gibson, at Dara@azcend.org or (480) 963-1423 (ext. 108) for more information about how to conduct your own Virtual Food Drive.