Food Bank

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

The ICS Northwest Food Bank is located at 2820 W. Ina Road. See below for hours of operation. 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.

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

Must reside in Pima County.

Registration is required the first time 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.

ICS partners with the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona to distribute food allotments containing Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) items to registered users. Clients can visit a second time during the month to pick up a “pantry bag” provided by the food bank.

Supplemental food items will be distributed when extra food is available as a result of community food drives and individual donations. ICS Food Banks also stock 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.

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.

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