Mission and Values

Our Mission

The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona responds to the root causes of hunger and seeks to restore dignity, health, opportunity and hope to people living in poverty. Our mission is to change lives in the communities we serve by feeding the hungry today, and building a healthy, hunger-free tomorrow.

Core Values

Social Justice

We commit to addressing the root causes of hunger and advocating for social justice and the common good because we believe that access to safe, sufficient, nutritious food is a basic human right, and because we believe that empowered people and their communities thrive.


We recognize the inherent worth and dignity of every person and treat all with equity and compassion.


We act with honesty, trust, and transparency – and deliver on our commitments.


We collaborate to build strong relationships and partnerships with a diversity of people and organizations who share our vision of a healthy, hunger-free community, even as we acknowledge the need to balance the individual good with the greater good.


We strive to continuously improve our service to our clients and communities, because the urgent need to feed hungry people and adequately address the root causes of hunger requires entrepreneurial creativity and enduring optimism to find and scale what works.


We maintain the public trust through the efficient and effective use and stewardship of the resources entrusted to us, and we are mindful that our mission is accomplished through the generosity of others.


We promise to excel in the delivery of our services and commitments because our clients, stakeholders, and communities deserve our very best.