Food Bank

Sort food for neighbors in need

Good for kids
Good for groups
Days & times
Woman sorting cans into boxes

What is it all about?

Nearly one million individuals experience food insecurity in Arizona. Nationwide, 40% of food is thrown away every year and 1.7 million tons in Arizona alone. SVdP’s Food Reclamation Center processes 3.37 million pounds of donated food annually, where no good food goes to waste. Food is delivered to neighbors in need throughout Arizona by 81 community-based food pantries in over 100,000 food boxes – it’s “Love in a Box!” This facility is equal parts process engineering and community compassion.


Learn more about the Food Bank and Community Pantries


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


What to expect

Age Requirements
  • Individuals 14+
  • Kids 6+ with adults
Duties at the Food Bank
  • Checking all items measured against quality control standards
  • Sorting and organizing items into the appropriate categories and bins
  • Cleaning items
  • Packing and moving boxes to prepare them to be distributed in the community
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

We require a minimum of 2 hours per shift.

Main Campus

420 W. Watkins Rd., Phoenix, 85003
Food Bank Tue - Fri, 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Food Bank Sat, 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Additonal Information


[email protected]

602 - 261 - 6886