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. 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.
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!
We had a visit to our Quartzsite Food Bank and Carol's Closet today from our favorite County Supervisor Duce Minor. Pictured here with some of our won
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.
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Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.
July 4th In The Park
Mr Kool Seal
Raffling off a 2 Seater Bike and Pumpkin
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.
July 4th in the Park Mr. Kool Seal will raffling a 2 seater bike for just $3. Thanksgiving weekend Arts & Craft Show Tyson Wells.
Second Saturday in December we have the annual Soup & Chowder FundRaiser started by Pam Caskey.
January Linedancing Fundraiser at the QIA.
We could not do this without the help of our many volunteers.
Quartzsite Community Thrift Store, Quartzsite Improvement Association, Art Guild, Quartzsite Quilters, VFW, Senior Center 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, Mr. Kool Seal, Pilot, The Town of Quartzsite and Desert Messenger 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 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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