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A MESSAGE FROM JESSE RAMIREZ
We will be OPEN at our Sun City location from 9AM to 1PM, Monday through Friday, until further notice. Every health and safety protocol possible will be observed to keep our clients and volunteers safe. But the needs of our community — and surrounding communities — will be met to the best of our ability to serve.
There is suffering and hunger stalking our neighbors. We are committed to doing everything possible to help.

Weekend volunteers are needed. Call 623-933-3358. Walk-ins welcome.

Valley View Community Food Bank Facing Unprecedented Demand for Help

Valley View Community Food Bank (VVCFB), headquartered at 10771 West Peoria Avenue in Sun City, is mobilizing to answer as many requests for help as possible. Jesse Ramirez, founder and president of the non-profit organization, says that in one day he received more than 160 calls on his emergency phone from people desperate for assistance. The food bank is seeing as many as 500 clients per day, many of them who have never asked for help before. Food counselors and other agencies are also turning to VVCFB for help.
With the sudden cancellation of school, and the shuttering of many businesses for an unknown length of time, many people are scrambling to provide basic survival necessities for children, grandchildren, and themselves.
Jesse Ramirez states, “We are in need of more donations, especially food, personal hygiene items, and cleaning and sanitation supplies.”
He explains that the cost of staple food items such as rice and beans – if these items can even be acquired right now – have doubled and tripled. So monetary donations to facilitate the purchase of needed resources is extremely helpful. Particularly sought after are such essentials as items to make soup, canned tomatoes, and fresh produce. Grocers are not supplying produce because of the increased volume of buying being experienced now in retail establishments.

In addition, volunteers are needed to take the place of regular volunteers who cannot assist in the food bank at this time because of their increased risk of contracting the virus or exposing a vulnerable family member. Volunteers are needed to help prepare food boxes. Volunteers are also needed to deliver boxes to homebound seniors in the Sun Cities. (Deliveries can be made only in the Sun Cities for now.)
Jesse Ramirez says, “All health and safety protocols are being observed, and we are sanitizing three times a day. We have purchased gloves, face masks, and hand sanitizers. We are taking every precaution to keep our volunteers, employees, and clients safe.”
He adds, “In my decades in food banking, I have never seen anything more disturbing. People are crying and are so afraid of the future. We have to find ways to help each other. We are all in this together, and together is the only way to address this historic crisis.”
To donate, you can go to www.feedingaz.org. To volunteer to help pack boxes or deliver food in the Sun Cities, call Martha Ovalle, Volunteer Coordinator, at 602-486-4285. For more information, contact Jesse Ramirez at vvcfb@yahoo.com.

Valley View Community Food Bank Facebook page

  • VVCFB NEWS
  • 1 day ago by

    🍎 SATURDAY FARMERS MARKET 🍎 **PLEASE SHARE** Valley View Community Food Bank Indoor Farmers Market
    12321 NW Grand Ave.
    (Next to Food City)
    Saturday 7AM- 11AM
    **WHILE SUPPLIES LAST** Misc. Meat for purchase A $10 donation this week will provide your family with
    Bananas, Potatoes, Beets, Radishes, Onions, Apples, Misc. Produce, Yogurt, Ghirardelli Chocolate Chips, Tillamook Ice Cream, Sanitizing Wipes, Pastries and
    Bread🍞🥖!!!  *Cash/Credit/Debit accepted in store.  Items in refrigerator/freezer & shelves sold separately for additional donation.  The earlier you get here, the more variety you get. Doors close when our supply runs out! Lots of amazing produce! You don’t want to miss this week! *Cash/Credit/Debit accepted in store.    All donations help Valley View Community Food Bank assist more families within the greater Phoenix Valley. Volunteers are always appreciated.
  • 1 day ago by

    We need toys! Our annual holiday toy drive starts today! As you're shopping, please keep an eye out for toys for tweens and teens. We never seem to have enough for them.  Here are some suggestions of items to watch for:
    National Geographic science kits
    basketballs
    footballs
    size 5 soccer balls
    Nerf items
    games (Jenga, Apples to Apples, chess, dominoes, backgammon)
    Frisbees
    hackysacks
    Rubrics cubes
    playing cards
    baseball caps for local sports teams Tween and teen girls especially like:
    art supplies
    craft kits
    scarves
    jewelry
    nail polish
    bath bombs
    hair accessories
    Christmas socks
    purses Fleece throws are great for boys or girls.
    We also need toys for young babies, such as bath toys or learning toys.  We give out toys to children from newborn to 17 years, so we are grateful to receive toys for all ages.  Please bring toys to Valley View Community Food Bank at 10771 W. Peoria Avenue, Sun City, AZ 85351 between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Thank you for all you do for the kids in our community!!
  • 2 days ago by

    Happy Thanksgiving from all of us a VVCFB!  We just had to take this time to say a huge THANK YOU to the very best volunteers in Arizona! Without them this wouldn’t be possible. Please join us in thanking our incredible volunteers. They did such an amazing job! We’re thankful for each and every one of them. Thanks to them, we fed 12,350 people, including 5 churches, 2 fire departments and 6 agencies!  We would also like to Thank the Sheriffs Posse of Sun City for the amazing job they did organizing the flow of traffic.  God bless you all and your families.  Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃
  • 4 days ago by

    🦃FINAL DAY!!🦃 PLEASE SHARE‼️ We still have turkeys available! Only 1 day left!  If you or someone you know is in need of a turkey/ham, and the sides for Thanksgiving please share this!  Tomorrow, Wednesday November 23 is our final day to give out our FREE turkeys/hams and holiday bags! We will also be giving out eggnog to go along with your sides while supplies last! NO ticket is required for tomorrow you don’t have to be a registered client. Everyone is welcome to come and get a free Thanksgiving turkey meal! The eggnog won’t last long, so make sure you come in early! Help us achieve our goal of getting rid of every single turkey, ham, and Thanksgiving sides so that when we close our doors for the holiday, we won’t have any turkeys sitting in the freezer when it can be on a table, surrounded by a loving family and friends! We’re located at:
    10771 West Peoria Ave
    Sun City, AZ 85351
    (Next to the Walgreens and Wells Fargo bank) Hours:
    9am-1pm For all additional questions please send us a private message and we will get back to you as soon as we can.  Happy Thanksgiving! 🍁

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Our client intake has seen an increase of almost 65% new families and individuals looking for resources and assistance. We’re working hard to provide emergency food boxes that will help feed low income families and individuals.

Our Biggest Year Ever

In 2016, we provided more than 5 million pounds of food directly to clients or partner agencies, all in the West Valley. We rely greatly on the support of the community and ask that you please consider making an online donation to help us with our mission to end hunger.

Donating Online is Easy

Our online system is secure and many consider it to be the easiest way to give to Valley View Community Food Bank on a regular basis. Or, if you prefer, your gift as a check can be mailed to 10771 W Peoria Ave. Sun City, AZ 85351​. As always, we are grateful for your continued support. Please donate Online.

Arizona’s 8th Congressional Recognition

Outreach Director Lynndy Smith from the office of Congresswoman Debbie Lesko presented Jesse Ramirez, founder of the Valley View Community Food Bank, with the first ever Arizona’s 8th Congressional Recognition. Arizona’s 8th Congressional Recognition was inspired by constituents of our district like Jesse who are making a huge difference in our community. The Valley View Community Food Bank located in El Mirage helps 300,000 people per year. Thank you, Jesse, for your decades of service to the community.

Volunteer today!

Volunteering is a great way to get your team inspired and give back to your community! With large food drives coming up, we appreciate your help! So if you would like to volunteer, we can schedule groups of up to 20 volunteers.
Another way your group can help is to hold you own event, food drive, or fundraiser.
Individuals are also welcome to help in the pantry or in one of our thrift shops on a regular basis. Extra volunteers are needed for our special outreach events, such as “back to school,” Thanksgiving food boxes and Christmas toys, and clothing give-aways.

West Valley Clients Served

Easter - Individuals Served

Christmas - Individuals Received Ham and Food Box

Clients under 55

Thanksgiving - Food Boxes Distributed

Clients Over 55

Thanksgiving - individuals received turkey & trimmings

Valley View Thrift Store

How does a thrift store help the food bank? The local community donates gently used household items and merchandise to the food bank allowing us to sell them to the general public. The proceeds from the sales go directly to support Valley View Community Food Bank.

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