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Food Bank

Food Bank 

Each year CCCC distributes over 15,000 food boxes with enough food to feed over 50,000 adults and children. Persons needing emergency food are referred by a variety of agencies but primarily by the CAP (Community Action Program) office. Other referrals come from Child Protective Services, non profits, churches, schools, the Chandler Police Department’s Victim Services and the Chandler Fire Department.

Emergency Food Boxes 

Tailored to family size and special dietary needs including infants, children, and homeless individuals.

Emergency Food Distribution:

Monday – 12:00 through 3:00 pm

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday – 9:00 through 12:00 pm

Supplemental Food Boxes

Distributed weekly containing fresh perishable food

Supplemental Food Distribution:

Every Friday – 9:00 through 11:00

Food Donations 

Food is donated from local grocers and restaurants, individuals, clubs, businesses, faith organizations and more. Federal food comes through the United Food Bank. All donations are accepted during business hours. Please contact the office for special arrangements.

 

Donate

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

Food Bank
In the last fiscal year (2012/2013), CCCC Food Bank distributed 16,863 food boxes. That was enough food to feed 55,235 individuals for at least 3 days!


Family Resource Center
-- $275.000 SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) dollars were utilized to supplement family’s nutrition.

-- 812 individuals were beneficiaries of SNAP and AHCCCS (Arizona Care Cost Containment System) dollars.

-- 8,612 hours of instruction and services was provided to 3-5 year olds through our Early Literacy and Family Programming.

-- In the last 6 months I-Help (Interfaith Homeless Emergency Lodging Program) has provided 606 bed nights to 79 unduplicated individuals.


Community Action Program
Last year, our Community Action Program provided supportive services, case management, referrals and financial assistance to over 9,500 community members, preventing 1,679 utility disconnects and 249 evictions.

Our VITA, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, prepared 257 returns, recoving $300.402.00 in federal refunds and $83,334.00 in state refunds.


Senior Centers
The Chandler and Gilbert senior centers provided 28,225 meals at their respective locations and 31, 529 home delivered meals to homebound seniors.

The center disbursed 54,244 tickets for transportation to and from the centers where 1,135 senior activities and classes were provided with a total 20,913 participants.


Events
We assisted over 3,200 children in our 2013 Back to School Program with backpacks, school supplies and clothing through collaboration with the city of Chandler and other area organizations.

Over 2000 children participated in Operation Santa in 2012 and received toys, books, candy, and more.


Volunteers
Although we have awesome staff members who ensure operations are running smoothly and moving forward CCCC would not be able to serve those in need without the assistance of our dedicated volunteers. Last fiscal year 1,572 unique individuals volunteered at CCCC (including the Chandler and Gilbert Senior Centers) giving a total of 32,598 volunteer hours. 808 came in the form of group members from area businesses, organizations, and faith based communities. Many thanks to all who help us fulfill our mission!