Expanding AZCEND

In 2009, current CEO Trinity Donovan began her tenure and led an expansion of AZCEND by changing lives through nourishing minds and bodies to create a connected, thriving community. AZCEND programs…

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First Walk In Refrigerator

In 1996 AZCEND obtained its first walk in refrigerator/freezer. That year, 17,000 persons received food boxes.

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United Way Partnership

In 1990, AZCEND became a United Way partner organization.

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Expanding Our Efforts

In 1976 the California Street Baptist Church donated its property at 345 S. California Street, and the AZCEND moved to our current location. Mrs. Al Barnes, owner of the Chandler…

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AZCEND Dedicated by Political Officials

On November 6, 1966 AZCEND was dedicated by Governor Sam Goddard, Mayor George Nader and other community members.

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Recognized as a Nonprofit

In January of 1968, AZCEND was incorporated as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

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Local Volunteers Growing The Community

In 1969, volunteers picked up groceries from the local Bashas’ grocery store along with beans and flour from the Tempe Flour Mill.

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