The Friends Of The Quartzsite Food Bank was started in 2015 because we saw a need to help supplement the items received by the local Quartzsite Food Bank county program. In 2017 there was a need for the county to turn it over to a non-profit and so FQFB is now operating as administrator for the Food Bank.
We are a 501c3 non-profit. All the money we raise is used to help the Quartzsite Food Bank. The board members do not receive any salary.
The items we purchase are important staples that are often not supplied by our distributors. They have difficulty receiving eggs, meat items, daily staples and often fresh vegetables.
The Quartzsite Food Bank serves a community of many seniors, young families with children who live below the poverty level. Disabled adults are also among those that we help provide food for. Individuals need more than just canned and packaged food. They need healthy protein and vitamins only obtained by providing fresh items.
The Quartzsite Food Bank also serves the towns of Cibola, Ehrenberg and Bouse. In the winter months our population explodes with the snowbirds coming here. Most do not use the food bank's services but there are many that do which puts an extra need on the FQFB.
Donations from local organizations, businesses, churches, individuals and fundraisers like the annual December Soup & Chowder Contest help raise funds for the operation of FQFB. We also have some special projects like holiday baskets for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
We are very appreciative of any contributions to us and announce donations in our local Desert Messenger newspaper, with permission of a donor. We also have a web page and Facebook page that you can be recognized on. If you have a local newspaper we could include an announcement in it also.
Please make donations below to help support the food bank.
Maggie & Gene Ross donated framed pictures of Carol Kelly
September is Hunger Action Month and you can get involved in this national movement by
GOING ORANGE on Thursdays in September (or anytime during the month of September, really!).
An orange tie, an orange scarf, or going orange from head to toe. Any pop of color counts.
Horizon Bank will be accepting donations of money and food for the whole month of September. Just stop by the bank Mon-Fri 9-4.
While it may seem like a small, insignificant act, “going orange” provides an opportunity for people across the country to unify and show their support. And of course, we hope the eye-catching shade of color will get people’s attention and get them talking. We believe these sometimes lighthearted efforts can spark real dialogue among neighbors, ultimately raising awareness of the seriousness of hunger, the significant need in our communities, and the work we do every day to help put food on the table for people who live in food insecure households in our service area.We thank you for taking action, no matter how small, to help solve hunger in our region. HORIZON BANK IS SUPPORTING HUNGER ACTION MONTH MAKE A DONATION AT THE BANK
Donations of money and food can also be made on Tuesday and Thursday 8-Noon at the Quartzsite Food Bank on 40 Moon Mountain.
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Governor Doug Ducey has declared September “Arizona Hunger Action Month” to raise awareness for Arizona’s most vulnerable populations and the community members who donate to help citizens who need it most.
“I commend all Arizonans who give their time, money and resources to help the most vulnerable populations in our state,” said Governor Ducey. “Arizona’s food banks were able to provide more than 124 million pounds of food to those in-need across Arizona last year because of volunteers who are dedicated to making this a place where everyone can succeed and thrive.
I thank them for their generosity and commitment to making Arizona a place of opportunity for all.”
Make the check out and mail to:
Friends of the Quartzsite Food Bank
PO Box 4051
Quartzsite, AZ 85359
To Drop Off a Donation at the Quartzsite Food Bank or To Visit
40 Moon Mountain
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Local churches like Quartzsite Community Bible Church, Covenant Lutheran Church and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints donate to us to help feed people in need.
On the second Saturday in December we have the annual Soup & Chowder FundRaiser started by Pam Caskey.
We could not do this without the help of our many volunteers.
Quartzsite Community Thrift Store, Quartzsite Improvement Association, Art Guild and the Rotary are some of our local organizations that contribute to make Quartzsite a better place.
RoadRunner Grocery Store, Lone Star BBQ and Walmart are just some of our business donors.
So many in our area live under the poverty level. It takes so little to help them have a better life of healthy food. Many of our donations are from local individuals with a big heart.
PO Box 4671, Quartzsite, Arizona, 85346
40 Moon Mountain
To call the Quartzsite Food Bank During Business Hours 928-927-5003
To call FQFB 928-927-5479
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