To better serve those facing hunger in the North Valley, the Foothills Food Bank and Resource Center has opened a new community pantry that is housed at My Crossroads Church in New River.
“We know that one in five Arizona residents are food insecure,” says Leigh Zydonik, Executive Director of the food bank. “And while there is food available, fuel prices and lack of reliable transportation makes it difficult, sometimes impossible, for many to come to the food bank. So, we are taking our assets and expertise to the neighborhoods we serve.”
The New River pantry is now available every Friday from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at My Crossroads Church, located at 42425 N. New River Road. No proof of citizenship or need is required.
The pantry joins the Foothills Food Bank’s existing locations in Cave Creek and Black Canyon City in addition to a mobile market and micro pantries in local public buildings.
“We continue to strengthen our commitment to the people we serve by offering obtainable access to food,” Zydonik adds.
A complete list of programs, sponsors and service area map can be found at foothillsfoodbank.com.
Locals can also follow the food bank on Facebook
@foothillsfoodbank for the latest news and updates.
Foothills Food Bank locations & Summer Hours
Cave Creek Food Bank:
6038 E. Hidden Valley Dr.
Senior Market Day: Mondays, 9 a.m.-noon
Food Sharing Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m.-noon; Thursday, 5:30-7 p.m.
Black Canyon City Community Pantry
34550 Old Black Canyon Hwy.
Resource Day: Mondays, 10 a.m.-noon
Food Sharing Hours: Tuesday and Thursday, 7:30-10 a.m.; Wednesday, 9-11 a.m.
New River Community Pantry
My Crossroads Church, 42425 New River Rd.
Food Sharing Hours: Fridays 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Hours effective until Sept. 2.
Founded in 1988, the Foothills Foodbank and Resource Center provides food for neighbors experiencing food insecurity as well as resources for other support services available in North Maricopa County and southern Yavapai County.