Every day, thousands of people in Pima County struggle to put food on the table.
ICS Food Banks have two permanent locations with regular hours on the Northwest and the Eastside as well as a mobile food pantry that enables us to better serve the needs of hungry households in our community.
ICS partners with the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona to distribute over 3,500 emergency food bags each month to low-income seniors, individuals and families in need. Registered households can receive one food allotment a month containing Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) items, and are then allowed to visit one more time during the month to pick up extra food items provided by the food bank. As supplies are available, ICS allows recipients to select supplemental food items to stretch their resources. This extra food comes from community food drives and from people like you. The ICS Food Bank also stocks a small supply of personal hygiene items and provides emergency food bags for homeless individuals or households who have run out of food and are in crisis.
During the holidays, ICS gives out nearly 3,000 additional holiday food bags containing the makings of a traditional holiday meal. Each household also receives a turkey or chicken, depending on the family size.
The ICS Food Bank is the second largest provider of emergency food in Southern Arizona. We are dependent upon community food drives and donations 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.
ICS serves clients from all across Pima County at its Food Bank. Those who turn to us are often in temporary crisis and need a little help to get over the hurdle.
2820 W. Ina Road, Tucson
Monday – Saturday
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
New Spirit Lutheran Church
8701 East Old Spanish Trail Road
Tuesday & Thursday
10:00am – 1:00pm
Saturday hours are temporarily suspended at our Eastside location
Help ICS alleviate hunger in Pima County by donating food. Below are suggestions on how you can get involved:
Donate At Our Offices
ICS welcomes and needs your food donations year-round. Donations are accepted 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday – Friday and 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday at the ICS Main Food Bank on Ina. Donate at the ICS Eastside Food Bank on the campus of New Spirit Lutheran at Camino Seco and Old Spanish Trail from 10am-1pm Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please call ahead to make arrangements to drop off food outside of our normal business hours. We accept non-perishable food items, as well as donations of produce, dairy and packaged meats.