Community Bag-A-Thon Food Drive

Join the Month-long Bag-A-Thon Food Drive!

More than 130,000 people in Pima County are food insecure. That’s 12.6% of the population. In October 2022, fill a bag to fight hunger in the Tucson community.

The most needed items at the food bank:

  • Peanut butter
  • Canned spaghetti sauce (please, no glass)
  • Spaghetti noodles
  • Meals in a pop-top can: chili, ravioli, SpaghettiOs, etc.
  • Canned meats: tuna, chicken, Spam
  • Mac ‘n’ cheese
  • Stuffing mix
  • Instant potatoes
  • Whole turkey or chicken (MUST BE FROZEN)

CLICK HERE to donate to the ICS Bag-A-Thon

Bring your donations to an ICS location by October 29. 

ICS Northwest Food Bank
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Saturday 8–11 a.m.
2820 West Ina Road

ICS Eastside Food Drop-Off
Monday-Friday 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
8701 East Old Spanish Trail
(at Camino Seco on the campus of New Spirit Lutheran Church)

Final Food Collection Event (both locations)
Saturday, October 29, 2022
9 a.m–Noon

Volunteers Needed: Ages 16+

If you can help on October 29, sign up on the United Way Days of Caring website. Serving is more fun when you do it with a friend, so bring one along! Official ICS volunteer status is not required.

Invite Others to Join

Spread the word about this community-wide effort! Here are two easy ways to increase your impact:

Start a neighborhood effort. Print Bag-A-Thon flyers (PDF, 8.5″ x 11″) and distribute them to neighbors or friends. Collect their donations and bring them to an ICS location when you bring your own.

Have a workplace food drive. Print the Bag-A-Thon mini-poster (PDF, printable on standard 11″ x 17″ paper) to hang in the break room, along with a collection box or bags. Set a company goal and challenge your colleagues to meet it. At the end of the month, bring the food to an ICS location.