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Homeless Welcome Center at The Z Mansion

Hot, homemade lunch and first-aid every Tuesday thru Friday 

288 N Church Ave

Tucson, Arizona 85701

520.907.9057

Contact: Tom Hill

Email: tom@workship.org

Web: www.workship.org

Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to noon

-- Lunch, coffee, water, welcome area, and first-aid station

Caridad Community Kitchen

Serving at several locations in Tucson

PO Box 26727

Tucson, AZ 85726-6727

520-882-5641

Contact: Kristen or Iliana

Email: caridad@communityfoodbank.org

Website: www.caridadtucson.org

Hours: Daily, various locations

Click website link for daily schedule and locations

-- Daily hot food

 

Casa Maria Free Kitchen

The Catholic Worker Community in Tucson

352 East 25th St

Tucson, Arizona 85713

520.624.0312

Contact: Brian Flagg

Email: casamariatucson@yahoo.com

Web: https://vocesdecasamaria.org

Hours: Daily, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas

-- Sack lunches and some food boxes

 

Community Food Bank

Tucson's largest food bank

3003 S. Country Club Rd.

Tucson, AZ 85713

520.622.0525

Also over 30 branch "food pantry" locations

Contact: Eric Hitzeman, Programs

Email: ehitzeman@communityfoodbank.com

Web: http://www.communityfoodbank.org/Get-Help

-- Food bank. Call for details


WORKship at The Z Mansion

The only place to be each and every Sunday 

288 N Church Ave

Tucson, Arizona 85701

520.907.9057

Contact: Tom Hill

Email: tom@workship.org

Web: www.workship.org

Hours: Sundays, 9:00 a.m. to noon

-- Full Sunday Brunch, Hot food to go, and sack lunches

 

VA Hospital Homeless Program

Services for homeless veterans

3601 S 6th Ave, Building 90

Tucson, Arizona 85713

520.792.1450 ext. 1839

Web: http://www.tucson.va.gov/services/homeless/index.asp

-- Food boxes for homeless veterans (Need form DD214-Military Record)

 

Hope of Glory Ministries

Meeting at the main library plaza

Jacome Park

101 N Stone Ave

Tucson, Arizona 85701

Contact: Betty Bitgood

Web: http://tucsonhope.org/

Hours: LAST Saturday of the month only, Coffee and goodies at 9:00 a.m., lunch at 11:00 a.m.

-- Hot lunch, food-to-go, clothing and hygiene items. Bible message.

 

FOOD BOXES

 

First, why do so many food pantries require photo ID with many of them also requiring proof of residence? Simple. Almost all of them pass out food boxes on behalf of the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona. The Community Food Bank receives money from the federal government under The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP). Those guidelines (as interpreted by the Community Food Bank) say:

    "To receive a food box:

     • Self-declare that you meet the income guidelines.

     • Locate the agency/pantry that is most convenient to you.

     • Go to that pantry during their listed hours of operation and request a Food Box.

     • Clients are allowed one visit per month.

     The pantry or agency you visit will ask for the following information:

     • Name

     • Your date of birth, and the date of birth of the family members residing with you

     • The number of people in your family

     • Proof that you live in the service area

     • A photo ID"

 

So, what do you get in your food box? According to the Community Food Bank:

     "Starting July 1st, 2014, The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) has changed the type of available food assistance packages; from two sizes to one size. All TEFAP packages will contain the exact same items. The amount of packages a family receives will be based on the number of members in the household:

     • A family with 1, 2, or 3 members will receive 1 bag plus bread, produce, and any bonus items as available

     • A family with 4, 5, or 6 members will receive 2 bags plus bread, produce, and any bonus items as available

     • A family with 7 or more members will receive 3 bags plus bread, produce, and any bonus items as available"

 

Does this mean that you HAVE to have a photo ID to receive a food box? In most cases, yes, but please note that some church-based pantries also have their own pantries that will provide food to the homeless without an ID or proof of residence.

 

Here's the list of local pantries. If you discover an error, please contact us by clicking here.

 

Catalina Resource Center

3535 E Hawser St, Tucson, AZ 85739 (Map)

520.825.0009

Tuesday and Wednesdays 8:30 to 4:00 pm

(Need to provide photo ID)

 

Canyon del Oro Assembly of God

2950 W Lambert Lane, Tucson, AZ 85742 (Map)

520.742.1168

Wednesday and Saturday 9 am to 12 Noon

(Need to provide photo ID)

 

Christ Church United Methodist

655 N Craycroft, Tucson, AZ 85711 (Map)

520.795.3624

Monday to Friday 9 am to 12 pm

(Photo ID preferred)

 

Good Shepherd Church (in Sahuarita south of Tucson)

17750 S La Canada Dr., Tucson, AZ 85629 (Map)

520.625.1375

Thursday 3 pm to 5 pm, Saturday 10 am to 12 noon

(Photo ID preferred)

 

Tucson Indian Center

97 E Congress Ste 101, Tucson, AZ 85701 (Map)

520.884.7131

Monday and Friday 8:30 to 4:30 pm, Wednesday 8:30 am to 12 noon

(Need to provide some form of ID)

 

Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church

2331 E Adams St., Tucson, AZ 85719 (Map)

520.327.6857

Monday to Friday 9 am - 12 Noon (and some Saturdays, call for info)

(Need to provide photo ID)

 

Interfaith Community Services

2820 W Ina, Tucson, AZ 85741 (Map)

520.297.6049

Monday to Saturday 9 am to 1 pm, Tuesdays 5 pm to 7 pm

(Need to provide photo ID and valid proof of address)

 

Living Faith Christian Center

4108 E. North St., Tucson, AZ 85712 (Map)

520.722.2217

Thursdays 1 pm to 5 pm

(Need to provide photo ID)

 

New Spirit Lutheran Church

8701 E Old Spanish Trail, Tucson, AZ 85710 (Map)

520.296.2461

Tuesdays and Thursdays 1 pm to 4 pm, Saturday 10 am to 1 pm

(Without ID, request a "homeless bag")

(For a larger food box, you need to provide photo ID and valid proof of address)

 

Passion Church

1212 S Palo Verde, Tucson, AZ 85713 (Map)

520.325.2045

Thursday 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm

(Need to provide photo ID and valid proof of address)

 

Pio Decimo Center

848 S 7th Ave., Tucson, AZ 85701 (Map)

520.622.2801

Monday to Friday 8 am to 12 noon and 1 pm to 5 pm

(Need to provide photo ID and valid proof of address)

(Use the Family Services entrance toward the North side of the building)

 

Salvation Army - Prince

218 E Prince Rd, Tucson, AZ 85705 (Map)

520.888.1299

Monday to Thursday 9 am to 12 noon

(Need to provide photo ID and valid proof of address)

 

Santa Cruz Lutheran Church

6809 S. Cardinal, Tucson, AZ 85746 (Map)

520.883.2937

Tuesday and Thursday 11 am to 2 pm, Wednesday 5 pm to 8 pm

(Need to provide photo ID)

 

St. Paul's United Methodist Church

8051 E Broadway, Tucson, AZ 85710 (Map)

520.296.1927

Monday to Friday 9 am to 11:30 am

(Need to provide photo ID and valid proof of address)

 

Help RIGHT NOW

For the homeless, a lot of things in Tucson suck:
• The Tucson City Council recently criminalized some forms of homelessness. (Read the details here.)

• Local neighborhoods are not exactly welcoming to those seeking shelter. (Read the details here.)

• And Tucson is one of the hottest places on earth during the summer. (Read the details here.)

That being said, Tucson is also filled with some of the best groups, the best government employees, and the best individuals who help the homeless.

To find who is out there helping RIGHT NOW, click the link below to go to our Tucson Homeless Resource Calendar.

Other Help in Tucson

Franciscan Men's Shelter

Sacred Heart Church (northwest corner)

601 E Ft. Lowell Road, Tucson, AZ 85705 (Map)

Intake is at 8 pm, please wait off property until then

Seven days a week 8 pm to 6 am from December 12th through mid-February

Web: https://www.tucsonstfrancisshelter.com/

-- All homeless men are welcome.

Gospel Rescue Mission Women & Children's Center

707 W Miracle Mile, Tucson, AZ 85705 (Map)

520.740.1501 ext. 7101

Web: http://grmtucson.com/what-we-offer/shelter-services

-- Restrictions apply. Call shelter for details.

 

Gospel Rescue Mission Men's Center

312 W. 28th St., Tucson, AZ 85713 (Map)

520.740.1501 ext. 7215

Web: http://grmtucson.com/what-we-offer/shelter-services

-- Restrictions apply. Call shelter for details.

 

Primavera Foundation

151 W. 40th Street, Tucson, AZ 85713 (Map)

Men’s shelter: 520.623.4300 • Call at 9 am to reserve a bed for that evening

Family shelter: 520.882.5383 • Call to schedule an appointment for intake

Web: http://www.primavera.org/html/survival/shelter.html

-- Shelter, housing, employment, mail, food and hygiene. Restrictions apply. Call for details.

 

Salvation Army Hospitality House

1002 N Main Ave, Tucson, Arizona 85701 (Map)

520.622.5411

Email: info@thesalvationarmytucson.org

Web: http://www.salvationarmytucson.org/#!hospitality-house-shelter/cwgu

Hours: Daily

-- Restrictions apply on non-Deep Freeze nights. Call shelter for details.

 

VA Hospital Homeless Program

Services for homeless veterans

3601 S 6th Ave, Building 90, Tucson, Arizona 85713 (Map)

520.792.1450 ext. 1839

Web: http://www.tucson.va.gov/services/homeless/index.asp

-- Shelter for homeless veterans (Need form DD214-Military Record)

 

El Rio Community Health Center

Broadway Health Center

• WARNING: In case of emergency, always dial 911

1101 E. Broadway Blvd.

Tucson, Arizona 85711

520.670.3909

Web: http://www.elrio.org/locations/broadway-clinic/

 

Southern Arizona Crisis Response Center

Crisis mental health services

Mobile Acute Crisis (MAC) Team

520.622.6000 • 24/7

Web: http://www.pasaderanetwork.org/what-we-do/mental-health/mobile-crisis/

 

C-EMR Teams

Downtown patrols

• WARNING: In case of emergency, always dial 911

520.352.9367

Sunday first-aid clinic from 9 am to 11 am at

The Z Mansion

288 North Church Avenue

Tucson, Arizona 85701

Web: http://c-emr.org

 

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