Marana Community Food Bank
11734 West Grier Road / Marana, Arizona 85653
Phone:(520) 682-3001 / Fax:(520) 682-4136
The Marana Food Bank serves the Marana area, Rillito, Cortaro and Twin Peaks area. We offer TEFAP Food Boxes to people in these communities who are in need.
Hours of Operation:
Client Hours: Food Box Clients (TEFAP) & Food Plus Boxes (CSFP)
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday hours: 9:00 a.m. to noon.
We will not distribute food on Mondays nor the first working day of each month as we are closed for inventory.
Monday thru Friday 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM and Saturday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Or visit one of our many drop-off sites around Marana.
- For volunteer opportunities call Linda at 520-682-3001
- Donate to the Marana Community Food Bank
- View employment opportunities for all branches
How to Get Your Piece of a Smile
A young woman recently sat in the lobby area of the Marana Community Food Bank and smiled down at the cake she held in her lap. It was covered with bright pink frosting and there were a few roses along the side. She was so excited I don’t think she noticed that a couple of the flowers were a little flat. She told me that it was her birthday and she was very happy to have a cake. I was very happy that we were able to give it to her.
I can’t help but think of all the people whose hands were involved in making sure that a pink cake was at the Marana Community Food Bank exactly on the day it was needed for this young woman’s birthday. It begins with the local supermarket that made the donation. Then there is the volunteer van driver who picked it up earlier today and the team of volunteers who assisted the warehouse staff in taking that cake, and all the other donated food, out of the van. The cake went from a box to a shelf where it was spotted after learning of the birthday.
The passing of the cake from the market to our lobby is a pretty clear path lined with helpers. What is less obvious is the person who wrote a check to the food bank and allowed us to keep the van fueled and the warehouse cooled. Or the group of people from a local church who recently trimmed our trees and removed some weeds so that the food bank would be a welcoming place to visit. Or those in a neighborhood nearby who conducted a food drive. All are needed and all are deeply appreciated.
As the director of the Marana Community Food Bank I get to see the smiles of the happy clients relieved that we are here to help with the food needs of those experiencing difficulties. If only I could pass along a piece of the smile to all who help . . .
The Marana Community Food Bank is always in need of financial support, food donations and volunteer assistance. Please call 682-3001 and let us know how you can help and claim your piece of the smile.
11734 West Grier Road
P.O. Box 26727
Marana, Arizona 85653
*donations intended for the Marana branch must indicate Marana specifically*
Contact: Linda Hampton
Phone: (520) 682-3001