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Our History


The Chandler Christian Community Center was organized in 1966 for the purpose of providing assistance to those who were in need. The center has provided emergency food to the needy of this community. The numbers have increased dramatically over the years. Today it remains the largest charitable Food Bank organization in the community, providing food to the low income and homeless in the area.

  • On November 6, 1966 CCCC was dedicated by Governor Sam Goddard, Mayor George Nader and other community members.

  • CCCC was incorporated as a 501(c) 3nonprofit in January, 1968

  • In 1969, volunteers picked up groceries from the local Basha’s grocery store along with beans and flour from the Tempe Flour Mill.

  • In 1976 the California Street Baptist Church donated its property at 345 S. California Street and the CCCC moved to this location.  Mrs. Al Barnes, owner of the Chandler Arizonan, local newspaper, at that time, provided funds for the purchase of the building.

  • In 1990, United Way became a partner

  • 25th Anniversary Celebration in 1991

  • In 1996 CCCC obtained its first walk in refrigerator/freezer.

  • In 1996, 17,000 people provided food boxes. In 2012, 50,000 provided food boxes.

  • 40th Anniversary Celebration in 2006


Donations Payments Now Accepted Online:

Arizona Tax Credit

State taxpayers who contribute to CCCC can receive a dollar for dollar tax credit through the Working Poor Tax Credit. Couples filing jointly can receive up to $400 back and single taxpayers can receive up to $200. Make your donation by December 31st each year.

By The Numbers

At Chandler Christian Community Center, we change lives by nourishing minds and bodies to create a connected, thriving community. Last fiscal year (2014/2015), CCCC served 18,686 unique individuals from 5,969 households.

Food Bank

CCCC's Food Bank distributed 16,961 food boxes. That was enough food to feed 58,458 individuals for at least 3 days (12,090 unique individuals). We received 932,924 pounds of donated food from various partners.

Family Resource Center

­­ 12,796 hours of instruction and services were provided to children and adults through our Family Resource Center Programming.
2,391individuals were beneficiaries of SNAP and/or AHCCCS dollars.
198 individuals received health and wellness checks and 168 referrals were provided for medical or dental care

­­ I­HELP (Interfaith Homeless Emergency Lodging Program) provided 4,852 bed nights to 252 unduplicated individuals.

­206 individuals received intensive case management services ­71 homeless individuals received employment
52 homeless individuals were housed

Community Action Program

Our Community Action Program provided supportive services, case management, referrals and financial assistance to over 15,370 community members, preventing 2,404 utility disconnects and 304 evictions totaling $1,056,212.
Our VITA, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, prepared 266 returns, recovering $335,222 in federal refunds and $52,950 in state refunds.

Senior Centers

The Chandler and Gilbert senior centers provided 34,730 meals at their respective locations and 38,406 home delivered meals to homebound seniors. A total of 73,136 meals were provided to 1,272 individuals!
The center disbursed 67,050 tickets for transportation to and from the centers where 1,142 senior activities and classes were provided with a total 21,149 participants.


Through collaboration with the City of Chandler and other area organizations, we assisted over 4,000 children with backpacks, school supplies and clothing for Back to School in 2014.

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1,200 children participated in Operation Santa in 2014 and received toys, books, candy, and more. Additionally 17 of our case managed parents (41 children) participated in a savings incentive program that allowed them to receive gift cards in “match” of their accumulated assets (savings, retirement contributions, life insurance, etc.) and participation in financial coaching.


CCCC would not be able to serve those in need without the assistance of our dedicated volunteers. Last fiscal year 1,008 unique individuals volunteered at CCCC (including the Chandler and Gilbert Senior Centers) giving a total of 31,180 volunteer hours. Additionally, over 10,000 hours of volunteer time were provided by partners in our I­HELP program. Many thanks to all who help us fulfill our mission!