Fill-A-Bag, Feed-A-Family

We are rolling out a new Valley-wide volunteer opportunity called Fill-A-Bag, Feed-A-Family.  This program is designed to meet the needs of families and individuals in the Phoenix metro area who are homeless, in crisis, and in transition by providing healthy, non-expired food through our Community Market, emergency food services, and city outreach initiatives.

“The Fill-A-Bag, Feed-A-Family program is an integral part of making sure we can give hope and a hand up to an incredible number of needy families in our community."

Rather than asking for one-time contributions of food, volunteers engage their families, friends, co-workers, and neighbors to become long-term food donors.

Here's how you can help:

  1. The Mission provides you with bags and small menu cards with instructions.
  2. You distribute bags and cards to your "neighbors," who fill the bags with non-perishable food.
  3. Bags are collected from your team every 2 months and returned to the Mission and used to change lives!

How You Can Help

When families and individuals come to the Mission for food, clothing, shelter, and other services, we interview and assess them to help identify and address their deeper life issues.

The Fill-A-Bag, Feed-A-Family program works best when you team up with your local church or workplace to host a drive. We are available to give presentations at either location in order to help get your church family and co-workers fired up for our families in need.

For more information or to get started, contact our Mission Sharing Coordinator, Oscar Barajas, at 602-346-3383 or by email at Thank you in advance for helping us give countless families the hand up they need to stay off the streets!

Current Fill-A-Bag, Feed-A-Family Needs

  • Cereal
  • Hearty Soups
  • Rice/Pasta
  • Beans (bags or cans)
  • Peanut Butter
  • Canned Tuna
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Canned Meat
  • Ramen Noodles
  • Saltine Crackers
  • Toilet Paper
  • Soap
  • Toothpaste