Food Bank

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

ICS has one permanent Food Bank with regular hours at the Northwest location on 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.

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.

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.

The ICS Food Bank

2820 W. Ina Road, Tucson
Monday – Saturday
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Tuesday & Thursday
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Eastside Mobile Food Bank Hub

New Spirit Lutheran Church
8701 East Old Spanish Trail Road
10:00am – 12:00pm

Food Donations

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.

Most Needed Items at the ICS Food Bank

  • Spaghettios, Chili Or Ravioli In Pop-Top Cans
  • Canned Meat And Tuna
  • Soup
  • Instant Mashed Potatoes
  • Rice
  • Dry Pasta (Spaghetti, Macaroni, Macaroni And Cheese)
  • Spaghetti Sauce In Cans
  • Canned Fruits And Vegetables
  • Breakfast Cereal
  • Jams And Jellies


   The ICS Mobile Food Bank will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon at the following locations:

   TUESDAYS – Connection Pointe Church (4314 N Romero Rd)

   WEDNESDAYS – Rincon Congregational UCC (122 N Craycroft Rd)

   THURSDAYS – New Spirit Lutheran Church (8701 E Old Spanish Trail)

   FRIDAYS – Unleashed Christian Church (265 W Valencia Rd)

   3rd FRIDAY of the month – Vida Nueva Church of God (330 W Nebraska St)


Open from 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. at the following location:  

   Every other THURSDAY – YWCA – House of Neighborly Service (243 W. 33rd St)

Open from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the following location: 

   First FRIDAY of the month – Iglesia de Centro Sanidad  (2233 E Summit Street)