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 per month, filled with basic food staples. 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
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
New Spirit Lutheran Church
8701 East Old Spanish Trail Road
Tuesday & Thursday
10:00am – 1:00pm
1st and 3rd Saturdays
10:00am – 1:00pm
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 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday – Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.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 Thursday and on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month. 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.
There are many ways we obtain food, but one important way is through food drives. ICS relies on groups, businesses, faith communities, special events and community friends to help us collect food items year-round for distribution to hungry and struggling households throughout Pima County.
ICS makes it convenient for your group or organization to host a food drive any time of year. Contact us and we can provide some helpful tips, fliers with a list of regular food needs, and bins or boxes to collect the food. Thanks to two donated vans, we can usually pick up your food donations, if necessary. Hosting a food drive in the spring and summer is just as important to us as collecting food during the holidays as donations usually dip during the warmer months when seasonal residents leave the area.
For more information on hosting a food drive, contact, Development Assistant, at (520) 526-9304
Food will be sorted, loaded and brought to the ICS Food Bank for distribution to hungry families. Muster your group and get involved!