Desert Mission Food Bank
The link between hunger and poor health is undeniable. Desert Mission is combatting hunger across the income spectrum by helping to bridge nutrition gaps that negatively affect the health and well-being of community residents and HonorHealth patients alike.
Desert Mission offers several free and reduced cost food programs, nutrition education, and resource and referral services. Whether using Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program/food stamp benefits to buy food or receiving a free federal emergency food box, countless clients rely on the food bank.
Desert Mission clients shop at the food bank as they would in a regular grocery store. Clients make their grocery selections with the help of our customer-service volunteers who guide them through the market and provide carry-out service.
Desert Mission Food Bank Programs
- Emergency food box
This food distribution program provides monthly food packages for individuals and families who live in Desert Mission’s service area and are in crisis.
- Supplemental food program for seniors
Desert Mission Food Bank gives income-qualified seniors residing in a Desert Mission service area a bag of groceries each month.
- Infant emergency food box program
New parents can secure food each month that meet their baby’s developmental needs from newborn to 12 months of age.
- Bargain basket program
Our Bargain Basket program offers groceries at a significant discount to help families stretch their food budgets. We accept cash and SNAP/Food Stamps.
- Gardening classes
These seasonal classes help individuals learn how and what types of produce they can grow, increasing the nutritional value and size of the meals they prepare.
- Nutrition education
Using food distributed through Desert Mission Food Bank, we teach clients how to make healthy eating a tasty and affordable reality.
- Snack pack program
We work with local schools to provide weekly bags of nutritious, kid-friendly food for school-age children to ensure they have enough to eat over the weekend.
Find out how to receive support
For more information about these programs, including eligibility, call 602-870-6062.