Give Back to Others

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Hunger takes no holidays, so as we come into the holiday season, let’s take time to remember those who need a hand up. Whether you’re making a donation of food or funds, or volunteering, the feeling of giving back to others is worth celebrating. Here are a few local food pantries who can use our help to help local individuals and families:



Provides emergency food boxes to people referred by a CAP office, Chandler churches, schools, or social service agencies. Provides supplemental food boxes without referrals. The Family Resource Center offers parenting classes, NA meetings, early literacy programs, interactive play, fluoride treatments, and benefits coordination. Provides backpacks, school supplies and Christmas gifts for children in need.


Pantry hours: Monday – Friday 8 am – 4:30 pm

345 S. California Street

Chandler, AZ – 85225



Matthew’s Crossing Food Bank

Matthew’s Crossing helps individuals and families in need in the East Valley, feeding more than 5,500 people each month. Most clients are working families, employed full-time or part-time, and in need of supplemental food. The location also serves people between jobs, those on fixed incomes, seniors, people with disabilities, and homeless clients.


Offers monthly emergency food boxes, weekly supplement bags, infant food boxes, and holiday food boxes at Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter for people in need.

Hours:  Emergency food boxes Mon-Thu 9 am – 2 pm.; Supplemental food boxes

Fri noon – 2 pm.


1368 N. Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ – 85225




Compassion in Action

Since 1993, Compassion in Action has been assisting Arizona individuals and families touched by HIV disease under their parent organization Mission to the Americas.  The core mission is delivering monthly food boxes for people living with HIV/AIDS, and Good Samaritan volunteers to provide Emotional/Spiritual Support, Hospital/Home/Phone Visitation and practical help in homes.


For details, call or write to:

P.O. Box 2932

Chandler, AZ  85244-2932




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