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Food Bank

Every day, thousands of people in Pima County struggle to put food on the table.

ICS operates both a permanent Food Bank and a Mobile Food Bank. The permanent Food Bank is located at 2820 W. Ina Road. The Mobile Food Bank is a refrigerated truck that visits multiple locations every week, enabling ICS to serve the needs of hungry households throughout our community.

Food Pick-up Location & Hours

2820 W. Ina Road
Tucson, AZ 85741

Monday – Saturday
8:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Tuesday & Thursday
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Using the Food Bank

ELIGIBILITY
Reside in Pima County.

REGISTRATION
Registration is required when you visit the food bank. Bring a picture ID showing residence in Pima County or a rent or utility bill documenting your name and address.

WHAT WE DISTRIBUTE
ICS partners with the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona to distribute food allotments containing Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) items to registered users.

ICS Food Banks also stock a small supply of personal hygiene items and provides emergency food bags for unhoused individuals or households in need of food.

WHERE WE GET OUR FOOD

The ICS Food Banks are the second largest provider of emergency food in Southern Arizona. We are dependent upon community food drives, donations, and grocery rescue to help keep the shelves stocked and to offer a selection of healthy foods to households in hardship. Volume purchasing arrangements with area food suppliers enables ICS to multiply every dollar donated many times over.

Donate to ICS Food Banks

ICS welcomes and needs your food donations year-round. We accept non-perishable food items, as well as donations of produce, dairy and packaged meats, at two ICS locations:

ICS Northwest Food Bank, 2820 W. Ina Rd
on the campus of Christ the King Episcopal Church
Monday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Saturday: 8-11 a.m.

ICS Eastside Food Drop-off, 8701 E. Old Spanish Trail
on the campus of New Spirit Lutheran Church
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Suggested Items for Donation

  • Peanut butter
  • Canned tuna
  • Soup
  • Dry pasta (whole grain preferred)
  • Spaghetti sauce in cans
  • Canned fruits and vegetables
  • Whole grain breakfast cereal
  • Extra citrus and produce from home gardens
  • For clients who are unhoused, with no kitchen facilities: SpaghettiOs, chili, and ravioli in pop-top cans
  • Adult and children diapers and wipes
  • Baby Food