Community Food Distribution

Give out food at our drive-thru community food distribution

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April Lee

What is it all about?

Nearly one million individuals experience food insecurity in Arizona. Hunger and lack of nutrition take an emotional and stressful toll on individuals and families. When they receive assistance with food and grocery bills, it allows them to stretch their budgets to help with housing stability and other essential needs. On the second and fourth Saturday of the month, St. Vincent de Paul runs a community food distribution that operates like a drive-thru giveaway to help get food to individuals in the community who may not necessarily partake in or qualify for other SVdP programs. Anyone in the community can come to get free food to fill their pantries and take off the stress of grocery bills while also preventing excess food from going to waste. In the first year of the program, we distributed nearly 300,000 pounds of food to families and individuals in need. 


Complete our volunteer interest form, and we'll contact you to match you with a great volunteer opportunity.


What to expect

Age Requirements
  • Individuals 18+
  • Kids 10+ with adults
Duties at the Community Food Distribution
  • Set up materials outside for the drive-thru
  • Sort items for distribution
  • Distribute food and load boxes into cars
  • Keep items organized during distribution
  • Collect information from guests in cars to track distribution
  • Clean-up/tear down
  • You will be outside and lifting boxes, so please dress accordingly for the weather and activity
Next Steps

Click the button to register, complete the volunteer interest form and one of our volunteer schedulers will reach out within two business days to coordinate a date and time. They'll also share parking instructions, clothing suggestions and other details for your volunteer experience!

Locations and times

When you schedule a shift listed below you are required to stay for the duration of the time listed.

Main Campus

420 W. Watkins Rd., Phoenix, 85003
Community Food Distribution 2nd and 4th Sat of the month, 5:45 AM - 8:30 AM

Additonal Information


602 - 261 - 6886