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.
We are Certified as a Qualifying Charitable Organization for Arizona Tax Credit. Which means YOU DO NOT HAVE TO PAY YOUR ARIZONA TAXES up to $800 for a couple and $400 for a single person. You can donate the money to the food bank instead. See our Donate page for more info.
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. Veterans and 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.
Hunger Action Month
Horizon Community Bank
Accepting Food & Donations
Silly Al's Is Challenging You to Donate Holiday Turkeys and Hams!
November Saturday & Sunday After Thanksgiving
Santa's Workshop Art & Craft Show
Tyson Wells Show Grounds
December 2nd Saturday
Soup & Chowder Festival Contest
See Blogs and Webpages For More Information
Tyson Wells Show Grounds Building 121 Kuehn St
Tyson Wells Show Grounds Building 121 Kuehn St
The 6th Annual Soup & Chowder Festival is Saturday December 14 at the QIA 11am until the soup runs out.
This fundraiser for the Friends of the Quartzsite Food Bank is looking for individuals, businesses, and organizations to enter their best soup or chowder for the contest. Also, there is a dessert contest that supplies the event with the most wonderful sweets. During the event, there will be raffles and 50/50 to enter.
To enter the contests or have an item for the raffle call 603-834-0647
Yard Sale for Carols Closet March 2018
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
We can use lots of different types of food including:
Canned, Bottled or Packaged Food Items like vegetables, fruit, meat, peanut butter and more.
We also pass out toiletries that are donated like shampoo, soap, toothpaste and brushes and deodorant.
We are Certified as a Qualifying Charitable Organization for Arizona Tax Credit. Which means YOU DO NOT HAVE TO PAY YOUR ARIZONA TAXES up to $800 for a couple and $400 for a single person. You can donate the money to the food bank instead.
DONATE USING PAYPAL OR VISA BELOW
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.
Local churches like Quartzsite Community Bible Church, Covenant Lutheran Church, Queen of Peace Catholic Church and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints donate to us to help feed people in need.
Thanksgiving weekend Arts & Craft Show Tyson Wells.
Second Saturday in December we have the annual Soup & Chowder FundRaiser started by Pam Caskey.
Fundraiser at the QIA.
We could not do this without the help of our many volunteers.
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 who would rather keep their philanthropy private. You know who you are and a BIG Thank You to you special people.
2018 Was Our 1st Full Year Running the Quartzsite Food Bank. What a year it has been.
Fundraisers like the Chili and Cornbread Feed, Santa's Workshop Craft Show, Soup and Chowder Contest and Line Dance Class were all very successful for us.
Carol's Closet and Chalkboard opened up in the building next to us. They both have been very busy. The Closet gives out free clothes and toiletries. The Chalkboard has books and worksheets for children to borrow and use. The Chalkboard also has taken the children on road trips like to the Gum Museum
Serving more people than ever with more fresh vegetables, fruit and eggs.
The FQFB was approved for the Arizona Tax Credit Program.
None of this could have been done without the hard work of our wonderful volunteers and donors!
We started the year out with losing our director of the Food Bank in Quartzsite of many years Carol Kelly. Her passing was a huge loss for us. The wonderful core group of food bank volunteers stepped up to keep the food bank running smoothly. If not for the volunteers the good bank could not run.
Then in the spring, the county let us know they could not run the food bank any longer. St. Mary's food bank said they would be able to manage Parker and Salome but not Quartzsite. We could not let the food bank close so FQFB board negotiated a deal with the county to administrate it. Jason Moore was appointed the director to manage the day to day operations.
We struggled to make ends meet during the summer but prevailed with the help of local private donors, organizations, and churches.
In November we were able to have a ribbon cutting to celebrate the new sign naming the building Carol's Cupboard.
Came the end of the year and the snowbirds came back, the local organizations opened up and the donations in Quartzsite started coming in. Fundraisers ended the year on a high note!
PO Box 4051, Quartzsite, Arizona, 85346
40 Moon Mountain
To call the Quartzsite Food Bank During Business Hours 928-927-5003
To call FQFB 928-927-5479
You can sign up for food boxes and/or receive donated food.
You can sign up for SNAP (food stamps) on the 3rd Thurs every month.
Food donations can be dropped off these on these days or at anyone of our collections boxes located at RoadRunner Market, Horizon Bank , Dollar General, Silly Al's, Town Hall/Library or the General Store.
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