Posted: April 1, 2020
Throughout March, IMPACT initiated many new procedures to address the potential spread of COVID-19 through our community, but we are also committed to feeding people. As time moves forward, we will be adjusting to new information and will provide updates here on a regular basis.
Our lobby is closed, but you are welcome to call or write for more information. Our staff is onsite 8:00-4:30, and supported by a skeleton crew of volunteers to minimize risk of exposure for the whole community.
Our Food Bank remains open, but all other programs are closed, including our Clothing Bank and Kitchen. We currently expect these closures to continue through the end of April.
Food Bank hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30-12:30
IMPACT of Southern Arizona serves both Pima and Pinal County residents and we are an agency of the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona & United Food Bank.
We are now operating as a Drive Thru Food Bank.
If you are already enrolled in the food bank programs through Pima or Pinal County, you can pick up food at IMPACT. Just drive around to the back of the building (signs are posted to guide you) and wait patiently in line. Please stay in your vehicle. We are operating under 6 foot distancing and a no touch system; so a volunteer will come out of the double doors to ask your name and birthdate, and return inside to the computer. Another volunteer will emerge and put your groceries on a table. Once they have gone back inside, you are welcome to get out of your car and load your groceries into the vehicle.
There will be a separate line for walk-ups. Follow the posted signage.
We no longer have extra bread or food for daily access. All food is being put into the monthly distribution.
New clients can enroll quickly and easily at the lobby window. If you are not yet in the food bank system, we welcome your enrollment. The income qualification is generous, and people who are being laid off will be able to qualify.
Even though our kitchen is closed, with the help of a local ‘to-go meals’ restaurant called StayNaked Kitchen, we continue to feed our homebound seniors who cannot get out and get to a market, or cook for themselves. Our MIMs program just finished providing bonus groceries to dozens of low income families referred to us by the local school counselors. These are the families that struggle the most to feed their children, and our MIMs (Mighty IMPACT Meals) program will begin again in late May.
Amphitheater and Oracle School Districts are providing free ‘grab and go’ lunch and breakfast for all children, to ensure they are eating while school is closed.
We are not currently accepting clothing donations, but welcome food and financial gifts to help us stay open and take care of hunger needs. Thank you!