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.

History Continued…

Board Members

Jesse M. Ramirez, President & Founder
vvcfb@yahoo.com

Margaret Pruitt Clark, PhD, Vice President
margeclark@cox.net
Retired Non-profit CEO

Sylvia Byars, Secretary
maria.s.byars@gmail.com
Army veteran and community volunteer

Jody Serey, Treasurer
Jody@sereyjones.com
Writer and Editor

Rev. John Maher
johnwinded@icloud.com
Minister – Episcopal Church of St. Francis, VA

Marvin McCollum
pills55@hotmail.com
Retired Pharmacist

Vanessa Torres
vtorres36120@gmail.com
Police Officer, Retired Bank Officer

Caryn Unterschuetz
caryn@carynunterschuetz.com
ASU Faculty

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

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.