Food Bank

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.

The ICS Food Bank

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.

Eastside Food Bank

New Spirit Lutheran Church
8701 East Old Spanish Trail Road
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
10:00am – 1:00pm
1st and 3rd Saturdays
10:00am – 1:00pm

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 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.

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