How We Got Started

Valley View Community Food Bank was founded in March 2007 by Jesse Ramirez. Jesse served at the West Side Food Bank in Surprise, Arizona for 21 years before starting Valley View Community Food Bank. From its first 500 square foot location to now, Valley View Community Food Bank currently provides nutritious food boxes at four locations.

We’re more than a food bank. Valley View Community Food Bank is committed to doing as much as possible to serve the needs of our diverse community. Our mission is to serve those in need with compassion and respect while providing the resources for wholesome nutritious food. Valley View Community offers a safe, positive environment where those seeking help can easily find the resources they need to feed themselves and their families. Valley View Community Food Bank is a 501 (c) 3.

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Board Members

JESSE M. RAMIREZ – PRESIDENT and FOUNDER
wcfb@yahoo.com

MARGARET PRUITT CLARK, PhD – CHAIR
MPC20811@gmail.com
Retired Non-profit CEO

Rev. JOHN MAHER – VICE-CHAIR
johnwinded@icloud.com
Minister – Episcopal Church of St. Francis, VA

LIZ THOMAS -SECRETARY
lizthomas13AZ@gmail.com
Retired RN Clinical Risk Manager

Rev/ JODY SEREY – TREASURER
jody@sereyjones.com
Writer and Editor

SYLVIA BYARS
maria.s.byars@gmail.com
Army veteran and community volunteer

JON CAVALETTO
jon@cavaletto.com
Retired / CEO, Seeds of Hope International Ministries (SOHIM)

KAREN DIERKS
kdierks@cox.net

MARVIN MCCOLLUM
pills55@hotmail.com
Retired Pharmacist

CARYN UNTERSCHUETZ
caryn@carynunterschuetz.com
ASU Assistant Clinical Professor

Updated October 2019

Awards for Recognition

2013 – National Day of Service

2010 & 2013 – Chamber of Surprise, Best Non-profit in the Valley
2009 & 2011 – Daily News Sun, Best Non-profit in the Valley
2010- Sun City Men’s Club, Best Non-profit in the Valley
2008- United Catholic Sisters,  Best Non-profit in the Valley

Our Mission

Valley View Community Food Bank’s mission: To serve those in need with compassion and respect while providing the resources for wholesome nutritious food.