Food Pantries & Mobile Programs
FIND Food Bank’s Community Mobile Market Distributions help us reach “Food Deserts”: remote, underserved communities that lack regular access to affordable food. These Community Mobile Markets also help ensure that there is equitable food access to all food-insecure people in our 5,000 square mile service area.
FIND’s Mobile Markets distribute free healthy foods, including fresh fruits and vegetables, to support the creation of healthy meals for individuals and families who qualify for services. Utilizing the USDA My Plate recommended servings for a balanced diet of fresh fruits, vegetables, proteins, dairy, and grains, our Free Community Mobile Markets offer a variety of choices from each of these categories that allow families and individuals the ability to customize their selections based on their cultural, religious, and dietary needs.
Serving our most vulnerable, food-insecure populations with dignity, respect, understanding, and compassion is FIND’s way of saying they care for all.
Food Assistance Distributions
The very important work of distributing thousands of pounds of food is done through FIND Food Bank’s free Community Mobile Market Distributions and a network of 80+ community-based partners (FIND Food Bank Agency Network) whose organizations have unique programs for those they serve (homeless shelters, community feeding kitchens, and food pantries). These programs work to move perishable and non-perishable free food items quickly to qualifying families and individuals equitably throughout our Desert. At many locations, additional support services are also provided.
FIND Food Bank provides 75-100% of these agencies’ food supply, allowing those organizations to serve their clients better. They need to care for their clients first, while we take care of the food.