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.
Silly Al's Pizza heard how the Quartzsite Food Bank is in need of help this holiday season and has stepped up not only by donated hams but challenging the other businesses in Quartzsite to donate hams also.
The food bank has a need for all types and sizes of hams for Christmas. They can be a large bone in or boneless, whole or sliced, fresh, cooked or canned. We can use any size as we feed individuals of one to families of 9.
The hams can be dropped off at the Quartzsite Food Bank when they are open Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8AM to Noon.
To be put on the list of donors that will be published please leave your business card or name written on paper with the ham when you give it to board member and volunteer Maggie Ross.
If you cannot deliver the ham please call Lois at 928-927-5479/cell 480-286-8373/
We are also accepting Turkeys and other meat for the holiday baskets.
If you are so busy to get a ham or are out of town or for any reason at all .......
You can just donate the money to us and we will go buy the ham or hams and list you as the donor if you would like.
Just click on the donate button below.
Please leave "For Ham Challenge" in the add note section.
Click on Share my mailing address with FRIENDS OF THE QUARTZSITE FOOD BANK to receive your thank you card.
Carol's Cupboard Ribbon Cutting Nov 13 2017
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
DONATE USING PAYPAL OR VISA BELOW
November 1st @ 5:30 pm
CLOVERBUDS JUMPING JACK-A-THON
November 4 @ 9am
3rd ANNUAL ROTARY DAY RUN, WALK, ROCK AND ROLL
Across from Town Hall
CHILI CORNBREAD DINNER FUNDRAISER
ROTARY CASINO NIGHT
RAINBOW ACRES ARTS & CRAFT SHOW
SOUP & CHOWDER CONTEST
LINE DANCE FUNDRAISER AT QIA
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.
Horizon Community Bank, 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 who would rather keep their philanthropy private. You know who you are and a BIG Thank You to you special people.
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
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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