By: Pam Albo
The Foothills Food Bank is expanding to a new 15,500 square foot facility located at Carefree Hwy. and 41st Street in Cave Creek. A non-profit organization, it is dedicated to providing food and resources to those in need in Northern Maricopa County and Southern Yavapai County.
Major growth ahead
Founded in 1988 as a food bank serving the Town of Cave Creek solely, the demand for food and assistance has grown significantly to encompass over 200 square miles, from the 101 freeway north to central Yavapai County and west to Interstate 17. And the new facility will increase their capabilities to accept and distribute at least twice as much food from all participating market chains.
Financial training offered
Additionally, there will be a training room to host financial literacy programs, budget training, and useful seminars on nutrition. Working in cooperation with St. Vincent de Paul, the food bank also provides emergency financial assistance to those in need.
A fundraising campaign is in progress to raise $7 million of which over half of the needed funds are already in place. Completion is expected by the first quarter of 2026. Volunteers for van drivers and warehouse/pantry stockers are always appreciated.
Donations are gratefully accepted at foothillsfoodbank.com or by calling 480-488-1145, and are eligible for the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit up to $800.