About Us

For most people "Hunger Pains," is only a figure of speech.

The History

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 MissionCatholic Community Services, Amberly's Place, Adventist and many other nonprofit agencies.

The Vision

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 Mission

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

Our board members help in the hope of building a strong, well-nourished community throughout the desert southwest.

Jonathan Lines
Vice President/General Manager Lines and Lundgreen Roofing and Installation

Fred Peet
Vice President of Information Technology and CIO, Yuma Regional Medical Center 

Andrew Robinson
Store Manager, Target, Yuma 

Daniel Ortega
Regional Manager, APS 

Wayne Gale
EUP & Chief Operating Officer, 1st Bank Yuma

Terre Catanzaro
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 
Swire Coca-Cola

Brandon S. Kinsey, Esq.
Law Offices of Garcia, Kinsey & Villarreal 
Lucy Rodriguez

Rodney Short – Deputy City Attorney 
City Attorney’s Office


Staff Members


Executive Staff