How We Help
Desert Mission Food Bank provides emergency food assistance to help families within our service area move out of crisis and into self-sufficiency where they can provide meals for themselves. View a map of our food bank's service area.
The food bank offers nonperishable and perishable food, including fruit and vegetables, bread and more. We teach our clients about nutrition and healthy ways to use the food they receive through a variety of programs.
Emergency Food Programs
- Emergency Food Bags and Baby Boxes meet the immediate hunger needs of families up to six times a year, per family.
- The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) is a federally funded and qualifying program for seniors.
Snack Pac Program
This program gives children at risk of going hungry over the weekend kid-friendly, healthy food.
We partner with local schools to identify students, assess their needs and distribute the Snack Pacs. The Snack Pac includes enough weekend food for the student and any siblings in the household.
4th Street Market
The food bank is uniquely designed in a market format. This lets families choose their own groceries from a mix of items. The market also includes a full-time demonstration chef who offers clients nutrition information, recipes and samples to encourage healthy choices. Families stretch their food budgets by buying food at the 4th Street Market at much lower prices than they’ll find at a grocery store.
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, Desert Mission Food Bank is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, political beliefs, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 ( TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.