United Food Bank

About United Food Bank

The United Food Bank (the Organization), located in Mesa, Arizona, is a nonprofit organization that was incorporated in February 1985 to serve as a distribution center in the Phoenix, Arizona metropolitan area for donated food and supplies. The mission is to stabilize the lives of hungry, low in-income people within in Eastern Maricopa, Gila and Pinal, and Southern Navajo and Apache Counties of Arizona by actively acquiring, storing and distributing large quantities of wholesome and nutritious foods to our network of community and strategic partner, combined with advocacy and educations initiatives that enhance lives.
On July 1, 2019, Waste Not became a subsidiary organization of United Food Bank, creating a food rescue division of the Food Bank. Waste Not rescues and distributes excess prepared and perishable food from restaurants, resorts, caterers, grocers, and event venues. They are creating sustainable food systems that help people and the planet flourish. They do so by eliminating food waste and hunger through innovative community partnerships.



May 2020 Tulsa, OK
“Friendly people. Great way to give back to the community and help others.”

Congressional Intern

May 2021 - August 2021 Mesa, AZ
“I work 40 hours a week on-the-job at the anti-hunger organization United Food Bank in Mesa, AZ. I did professional development and leadership development through anti-hunger learning opportunities in the Summer Seminars. I helped to audit and train at distribution sites throughout Arizona and even was able to assist displaced residents during the wildfires. ”
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