Foothills Food Bank needs items, donations


The Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center urgently needs numerous items from water to bagged rice and hand sanitizer.

The Foothills Food Bank and Resource Center provides emergency food, financial assistance and other life necessities and resources to individuals and families in the desert foothills, which encompasses a 180-square mile area that includes Black Canyon City, Cave Creek, Carefree, Anthem, Desert Hills, New River, north Scottsdale and north Phoenix.

The food bank at 6038 E. Hidden Valley Drive in Cave Creek is open from 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Monday through Friday and 5:30-7 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday, according to a press release, noting Black Canyon City, food bank hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday.

The Foothills Food Bank executive director Pam DiPietro said the agency needs numerous important lifeline item including:

  • water
  • soup: creamy, chunky, broth (all kinds)
  • pasta sauce
  • paper towels,
  • laundry soap (dry)
  • bagged rice (one pound size)
  • pasta, potato, rice sides (non perishable)
  • gloves, masks, Lysol wipes, disinfectant, hand sanitizer
  • gloves, hand sanitizer


Or, call 480-488-1145.