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Nutritious Food for Kids

One out of every four local kids faces food insecurity—and when children are hungry, they can’t learn, grow, or thrive.
Our Child Nutrition Programs focus on providing the most nutritious food possible to local kids and families. We work with schools, libraries, and other community hubs to make healthy, kid-friendly food accessible. No child should have to wonder where their next meal will come from.

School Pantries & School Markets

Getting to a food pantry across town isn’t always easy for families, so we bring fresh, healthy food to convenient community hubs like schools. School pantries and family resource centers provide easily accessible food assistance to students and their families. We support both established school pantries and pop-up school markets, which operate like farmers’ markets on school grounds. Pantries are well-stocked with non-perishable pantry staples and fresh, local produce! More than 35 school pantries are open during the school year, in six districts: Tucson Unified, Sunnyside, Flowing Wells, Amphitheater, Baboquivari and Tombstone.

Summer Breakfast Program

2024 Details Coming Soon.

About 600,000 local kids rely on school meals as a vital source of food. What happens when school is out? The Summer Breakfast Program ensures that kids get a full, nutritious breakfast all summer long. It provides individual-sized breakfast snack kits 5 days a week for children ages 0-18. On Fridays, participants will receive a Weekend Pack to make breakfast at home.

After School Snacks

Many kids come home from school to empty cabinets. Some won’t eat again until they return to school the next day. Our After School Snacks program ensures that local kids get the food they need after the school day is over.

We provide healthy, filling Super Snacks for kids up to age 18 at community sites across Southern Arizona. Food is provided as part of the USDA’s federal Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). Super Snacks include ready-to-eat meal components such as fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy, and protein. The CACFP/At-Risk Afterschool Program runs during the school year only.

LocationAddressZipNotesPhoneHours of Operation
Catalina Ridge Apartments - Project Access7400 E Golf Links Rd85730Mon - Fri
3 - 5pm
Cherry Ave Recreation Center5085 S. Cherry Ave85706Mon - Fri
2:30 - 4:30pm
Eckstrom Columbus Library4350 E 22nd Street85711Mon - Fri
3 - 5pm
El Rio Library1390 W Speedway Blvd85745Mon, Tue, Thurs, Fri
3 - 4pm
Fred Archer Center1665 S. La Cholla Blvd.85713Mon - Fri
3:30 - 4:30pm
Hampton Park Apartments8600 E Old Spanish Trail85710Mon, Wed, Fri
3 - 5pm
Joel D Valdez Main Library101 N Stone Ave85701Mon, Tue, Thurs, Fri
3 - 4pm
and Wed
2 - 3pm
Murphy-Wilmot Library530 N Wilmot Rd85711Wed, Thurs, Fri
3 - 4pm
Oury Recreation Center655 N. Hughes St85701Mon - Fri
3:30 - 4:30pm
Quincie Douglas Library1535 E 36th St85713Tues - Sat
2 - 4pm
Richard Elias-Mission Library3770 S Mission Rd85713Mon - Fri
3 - 5pm
Sam Lena-South Tucson Library1607 S 6th Ave85713Tues, Weds, Thurs
3 - 4pm
Santa Rosa Library Apartments1075 S 10th Ave85701Mon, Tue, Thurs, Fri
3 - 4pm
and Wed
2 - 3pm
GPHXUL Trinity Place Apartments6240 S. Campbell Ave85706Mon - Fri
3 - 5pm
Tucson Amphi Salvation Army218 E Prince Rd85705Mon - Fri
2 - 3pm
Valencia Library202 W. Valencia Rd85706Mon - Sat
2:30 - 4:30pm
Verde Plaza Project Access2424 S Cottonwood lLn85713Mon, Tue, Wed
3 - 5pm
Woods Memorial Branch Library3455 N 1st Ave85719Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri
3 - 4pm