Amado Community Food Bank
Effective January 1, 2014: Changes in staffing at the Amado Community Food Bank will necessitate that the branch food bank come under the administration of the Green Valley-Sahuarita Community Food bank on January 1, 2014. Previous plans for a transition period are no longer possible.
The Amado Food Bank is not closing.
The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona will work with the Amado community to help develop plans for support services, outside of food distribution, that were previously conducted by the Amado Food Bank. Learn More
28720 South Nogales Hwy
P.O. Box 729 Amado, AZ 85645
Contact: Mary Jane Goodrick
Phone: (520) 625-5252
Hours of Operation:
|Monday||9 am – Noon|
|Tuesday||9 am – Noon|
|Wednesday||9 am – Noon|
|Thursday||9 am – 5 pm|
|Friday||9 am – Noon|
Amado Food Bank serves the areas of Amado, Lakewood, Elephant Head, Arivaca, Tubac, Tumacacori, Halfway Station and Carmen as well as portions of Santa Cruz County.The Amado Food Bank offers the following services to families, children and seniors in their community in need of emergency food assistance:
- Emergency Food Boxes (TEFAP)
- Food Boxes (CSFP)
- Milk & Eggs Program
- Traditional Summer Meals Program For Children
- Edible Landscape
Services available at the adjacent building United Community Health Center:
- WIC caseworker on site weekly (Tuesdays)
- AHCCCS eligibility worker on site weekly. For more information call UCHC at 407-5510
For more than two months every year, schools close their doors for summer vacation. As a result millions of children who depend on school meals to meet a substantial amount of their daily nutrient needs lack access to school nutrition programs. This lack of access to basic nutrition is most pronounced among the nation’s poorest children, who frequently have no alternative to school meals.In the Amado service area, the Community Food Bank is working as a team to meet these needs in Pima County. It is estimated we will feed approximately 45,000-plus meals over the 8 week summer vacation this year, an increase from previous summers of 150%. For 2006 two additional feeding sites have been added, and breakfast programs have been added at four of the existing sites.
Our program ensures that children can receive nutritious midday meals on school playgrounds and in parks, camps, and other sites where they traditionally gather during the summer months. Scenes like this happen all across our county, our state and our country—a country recognized as one of the richest in the world. If each of us could work in some small way to stop hunger, we as a nationwide team could help each child grow up to be a happy, healthy and productive adult.