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. Fourty-four+ years later, the Yuma Community Food Bank continues to create and enhance emergency and supplemental food programs that have an educational and nutritional component for families throughout Yuma County.
The Yuma Community Food Bank acts as a conduit in providing food to area nonprofits such as Crossroads Mission, Catholic Community Services, Amberly's Place, Adventist and many other nonprofit agencies.
To Build Hunger Free Communities.
The individuals 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 200,000 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 families 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 families that do. TOGETHER WE FEED Arizona...
Our board members help in the hope of building a strong, well-nourished community throughout the desert southwest.
Vice President/General Manager Lines and Lundgreen Roofing and Installation
Vice President of Information Technology and CIO, Yuma Regional Medical Center
Store Manager, Target, Yuma
Regional Manager, APS
EUP & Chief Operating Officer, 1st Bank Yuma
Chief Administrative Officer, JV Smith Companies
Puckett, Jack -President/CEO
Yuma Insurance Company
Kevin Ladek, Store Manager
Walmart Avenue 8 ½E
Wendy McKay – Controller
SMT Farms, LLC
Kenneth Mitchell – Store Manager
Fry’s Food Stores Foothills
Jon Pitts – Sales Center Manager
Honorable Brandon S. Kinsey, Esq.
Superior Court of Yuma Co, State of Arizona Division Six
Rodney Short – Deputy City Attorney
City Attorney’s Office
President & CEO - Shara Whitehead
COO – Michelle Merkley
CFO - Carol Urling