For most people "Hunger Pains," is only a figure of speech.
Founded in 1978 by a group of dedicated volunteers, the Yuma Community Food Bank focused on the need to feed hungry children within Yuma County. Thirty-Four years later, the Yuma Community Food Bank continues to create and enhance emergency and supplemental food programs that have an educational and a nutritional component for families throughout Yuma and La Paz County.
To Build Hunger Free Communities.
The customers that the Yuma Community Food Bank serves are classified as the "working poor." This would include single moms and dads, two parent families, veterans and senior citizens on fixed incomes. This represents over 300,000 visits to the Food Bank annually which are the population working at or above minimum wage jobs and continue to struggle to feed themselves, their children and their families.
The Yuma Community Food Bank's Mission is to relieve hunger, increase self-reliance and improve the quality of life for children and families throughout Southwestern Arizona.
Our customers need us to continue what we do and to be there every step of the way. In order to maintain services the Yuma Community Food Bank accepts donations in terms of food, funds and time.
The Yuma Community Food Bank has no needs or wants...
The Yuma Community Food Bank has clients that do.