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.
Jesse M. Ramirez, President & Founder
Margaret Pruitt Clark, PhD, Vice President
Retired Non-profit CEO
Sylvia Byars, Secretary
Army veteran and community volunteer
Jody Serey, Treasurer
Writer and Editor
Rev. John Maher
Minister – Episcopal Church of St. Francis, VA
Police Officer, Retired Bank Officer
Updated June 2018
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
Valley View Community Food Bank’s mission: To serve those in need with compassion and respect while providing the resources for wholesome nutritious food.