Meals Guide

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We believe this is the most complete guide of free, hot meals and prepared sack lunches in Tucson, the daily schedule portion having been updated in August of 2017 and March of 2018 — please note the date below the entry. Please feel encouraged and appreciated to correct or append to this resource guide—Ed

SUNDAY

Casa Maria

Phone: (520) 624-0312
401 E. 26th St
3rd Ave South & 26th St.
Soup, Sack Lunch, Clothes
(sometimes Showers) 8:30am-11:30am
(information current as of March 2018)

Emmanuel Baptist Church

Office Number: (520) 323-9379
1825 N. Alvernon Way
Alvernon & Pima
Breakfast and Showers 7am
Good Samaritan Project:
3rd Sundays 1-3pm Hot Meal, Shower, Haircut,
Clothing, Hygiene Packs, Reading Glasses, Limited Laundry.
(information current as of March 2018)

Z Mansion

(520) 907-9057
288 North Church Ave.
Full Sunday brunch, hot food
to go, and sack lunches
Sundays, starting at 9:30 a.m., finishing at 11:30
(information current as of March 2018)

Trinity Presbyterian

Phone: (520) 623-2579
400 E University Blvd
University & 4th Ave
Sunday noon-2pm,
food box distribution
for those registered with
Community Food Bank;
extra food in sacks for
people without addresses
(information current as of March 2018)

Holy Family Church

Phone: 520-623-6773
338 W. University Blvd.
University & Main
in parking lot
Sack Lunch, Sunday-Wednesday from 3:00 to 3:30 p.m.
(information current as of March 2018)

Church on the Street

(520) 409-2440
1402 S Tyndall Ave
W of Park & 24th St.
3:00PM Showers; clothing (depends on availability);
4:00PM Food to take away (depends on availability)
(information current as of March 2018)

Gospel Rescue Mission

Men’s Shelter Front Office: (520) 740-1501 x7215
312 W. 28th St.(Men Only)
9th Ave. & 28th St.
Meal, Shower, Clothes 4pm
(beds subject to availability)
(information current as of March 2018)

MONDAY

Casa Maria

Phone: (520) 624-0312
401 E. 26th St
3rd Ave South & 26th St.
Coffee, Donuts 7:00am (gate opens 6:45am)
Soup, Sack Lunch, Clothes
(sometimes Showers) 8:30am-11:30am
(information current as of August 2017)

Southside Presbyterian

Phone: 520-623-6857
317 West 23rd Street
W. 23rd St. & S. 10 Ave.
Breakfast 7:30 a.m.
Showers, Clothes, Haircuts 7:00am-8:30am
(busier during the winter)
(information current as of August 2017)

VA Homeless (Vets Only)

Phone: (520) 792-1450
3601 South 6th Ave.
6th Ave & Veterans Blvd
Clothes 8:00am-NOON
Showers 7:30am-2pm
Laundry 7:30am-1:30pm
(information current as of August 2017)

Sister Jose’s (Women Only)

1050 S. Park Ave.
Breakfast, Sack Lunch,
Laundry,Clothes,Hygiene,
Showers, 9:00am-5:00pm
(information current as of August 2017)

Holy Family Church

Phone: 520-623-6773
338 W. University Blvd.
University & Main
in parking lot
Sack Lunch, Sunday-Wednesday from 3:00 to 3:30 p.m.
(information current as of August 2017)

Church on the Street

(520) 409-2440
1402 S Tyndall Ave
W of Park & 24th St.
3:00PM Showers; clothing (depends on availability);
4:00PM Food to take away (depends on availability)
(information current as of August 2017)

Gospel Rescue Mission

Men’s Shelter Front Office: (520) 740-1501 x7215
312 W. 28th St.(Men Only)
9th Ave. & 28th St.
Meal, Shower, Clothes 4pm
(beds subject to availability)
(information current as of August 2017)

Northminster Presbyterian

2450 E. Ft. Lowell
Ft. Lowell & Tucson
Dinner 5:30pm
(information current as of August 2017)

Impact of Southern AZ

(520) 825-0009 / Fax: (520) 825-6899
3535 E Hawser St (for food)
15930 N Oracle Rd., suite # 150 (for clothing)
15930 N Oracle Rd., suite # 138 (for activities)
Food and clothing: 8:30am – 12:30pm
Schedule varies for activities, call ahead
(information current as of August 2017)

TUESDAY

Casa Maria

Phone: (520) 624-0312
401 E. 26th St
3rd Ave South & 26th St.
Coffee, Donuts 7:00am (gate opens 6:45am)
Soup, Sack Lunch, Clothes
(sometimes Showers) 8:30am-11:30am
(information current as of August 2017)

VA Homeless (Vets Only)

Phone: (520) 792-1450
3601 South 6th Ave.
6th Ave & Veterans Blvd
Showers 7:30am-2pm
Laundry 7:30am-1:30pm
(information current as of August 2017)

Sister Jose’s (Women Only)

1050 S. Park Ave.
Breakfast, Sack Lunch,
Laundry,Clothes,Hygiene,
Showers, 9:00am-5:00pm
(information current as of August 2017)

Trinity Presbyterian

Phone: (520) 623-2579
400 E University Blvd.
University & 4th Ave
food box distribution
for those registered with
Community Food Bank;
extra food in sacks for
people without addresses
12:00pm-4:00pm
(information current as of August 2017)

Holy Family Church

Phone: 520-623-6773
338 W. University Blvd.
University & Main
in parking lot
Sack Lunch, Sunday-Wednesday from 3:00 to 3:30 p.m.
(information current as of August 2017)

Church on the Street

(520) 409-2440
1402 S Tyndall Ave
W of Park & 24th St.
3:00PM Showers; clothing (depends on availability);
4:00PM Food to take away (depends on availability)
(information current as of August 2017)

Gospel Rescue Mission

Men’s Shelter Front Office: (520) 740-1501 x7215
312 W. 28th St.(Men Only)
9th Ave. & 28th St.
Meal, Shower, Clothes 4pm
(beds subject to availability)
(information current as of August 2017)

Life in Christ

102 E. Palmdale St.
6th Ave. & Ajo
Dinner 6:00pm
(information current as of August 2017)

Impact of Southern AZ

(520) 825-0009 / Fax: (520) 825-6899
3535 E Hawser St (for food)
15930 N Oracle Rd., suite # 150 (for clothing)
15930 N Oracle Rd., suite # 138 (for activities)
Food and clothing: 8:30am – 4:00pm
Schedule varies for activities, call ahead
(information current as of August 2017)

Caring Ministries

(520) 882-2645 / Fax: (520) 670-1038
820 W Calle Sur
Community Food Boxes
2nd Tuesday of the month: 1:30 – 3:30PM
(information current as of March 2018)

 

WEDNESDAY

Casa Maria

Phone: (520) 624-0312
401 E. 26th St
3rd Ave South & 26th St.
Coffee, Donuts 7:00am (gate opens 6:45am)
Soup, Sack Lunch, Clothes
(sometimes Showers) 8:30am-11:30am
(information current as of August 2017)

VA Homeless (Vets Only)

Phone: (520) 792-1450
3601 South 6th Ave.
6th Ave & Veterans Blvd
Clothes 8:00am-NOON
Showers 7:30am-2pm
Laundry 7:30am-1:30pm
(information current as of August 2017)

Sister Jose’s (Women Only)

1050 S. Park Ave.
Breakfast, Sack Lunch,
Laundry,Clothes,Hygiene,
Showers 9:00am-5:00pm
(information current as of August 2017)

Grace Temple

1019 E. 31st St.
E. 31st & Park Ave.
Lunch 12:30-2:00pm
(information current as of August 2017)

Holy Family Church

Phone: 520-623-6773
338 W. University Blvd.
University & Main
in parking lot
Sack Lunch, Sunday-Wednesday from 3:00 to 3:30 p.m.
(information current as of August 2017)

Church on the Street

(520) 409-2440
1402 S Tyndall Ave
W of Park & 24th St.
3:00PM Showers; clothing (depends on availability);
4:00PM Food to take away (depends on availability)
(information current as of August 2017)

Gospel Rescue Mission

Men’s Shelter Front Office: (520) 740-1501 x7215
312 W. 28th St.(Men Only)
9th Ave. & 28th St.
Meal, Shower, Clothes 4pm
(beds subject to availability)
(information current as of August 2017)

Impact of Southern AZ

(520) 825-0009 / Fax: (520) 825-6899
3535 E Hawser St (for food)
15930 N Oracle Rd., suite # 150 (for clothing)
15930 N Oracle Rd., suite # 138 (for activities)
Food and clothing: 8:30am – 4:00pm
Schedule varies for activities, call ahead
(information current as of August 2017)

Canyon del Oro Assembly of God

(520) 742-1168
2950 W Lambert Lane
CFB Food Box site + supplemental pantry
9 am – NOON
(information current as of August 2017)

Saguaro Christian Church

8302 E. Broadway
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
(information current as of August 2017)

THURSDAY

Casa Maria

Phone: (520) 624-0312
401 E. 26th St
3rd Ave South & 26th St.
Coffee, Donuts 7:00am (gate opens 6:45am)
Soup, Sack Lunch, Clothes
(sometimes Showers) 8:30am-11:30am
(information current as of August 2017)

VA Homeless (Vets Only)

Phone: (520) 792-1450
3601 South 6th Ave.
6th Ave & Veterans Blvd
Showers 7:30am-2pm
Laundry 7:30am-1:30pm
(information current as of August 2017)

Sister Jose’s (Women Only)

1050 S. Park Ave.
Breakfast, Sack Lunch,
Laundry,Clothes,Hygiene,
Showers 9:00am-5:00pm
(information current as of August 2017)

Trinity Presbyterian

Phone: (520) 623-2579
400 E University Blvd
University & 4th Ave
food box distribution
for those registered with
Community Food Bank;
extra food in sacks for
people without addresses
12:00pm-4:00pm
(information current as of August 2017)

Caridad Kitchen

Phone:  (520) 882-5641
845 N. Main
(2nd St. & Main)
go to north side
Sack Lunch 3pm-4pm
(information current as of August 2017)

Church on the Street

(520) 409-2440
1402 S Tyndall Ave
W of Park & 24th St.
3:00PM Showers; clothing (depends on availability);
4:00PM Food to take away (depends on availability)
(information current as of August 2017)

Gospel Rescue Mission

Men’s Shelter Front Office: (520) 740-1501 x7215
312 W. 28th St.(Men Only)
9th Ave. & 28th St.
Meal, Shower, Clothes 4pm
(beds subject to availability)
(information current as of August 2017)

Living Faith Christian

4108 E. North St.
Grant & Alvernon
1pm-5pm Food Box &
Clothes,Dinner 5:30pm
(information current as of August 2017)

Life in Christ

102 E. Palmdale St.
6th Ave. & Ajo
Dinner 6:00pm
(information current as of August 2017)

Impact of Southern AZ

(520) 825-0009 / Fax: (520) 825-6899
3535 E Hawser St (for food)
15930 N Oracle Rd., suite # 150 (for clothing)
15930 N Oracle Rd., suite # 138 (for activities)
Food and clothing: 8:30am – 12:30pm
Schedule varies for activities, call ahead
(information current as of August 2017)

FRIDAY

Casa Maria

Phone: (520) 624-0312
401 E. 26th St
3rd Ave South & 26th St.
Coffee, Donuts 7:00am (gate opens 6:45am)
Soup, Sack Lunch, Clothes
(sometimes Showers) 8:30am-11:30am
(information current as of August 2017)

Southside Presbyterian

Phone: 520-623-6857
317 West 23rd Street
W. 23rd St. & S. 10 Ave.
Breakfast 7:30 a.m.
Showers, Clothes, Haircuts 7:00am-8:30am
(busier during the winter)
(information current as of August 2017)

VA Homeless (Vets Only)

Phone: (520) 792-1450
3601 South 6th Ave.
6th Ave & Veterans Blvd
Clothes 8:00am-NOON
Showers 7:30am-2pm
Laundry 7:30am-1:30pm
Sometimes Donuts 7:30am-2:30pm
(information current as of August 2017)

Sister Jose’s (Women Only)

1050 S. Park Ave.
Breakfast, Sack Lunch,
Laundry,Clothes,Hygiene,
Showers 9:00am-5:00pm
(information current as of August 2017)

Siloam Freewill Church

628 E. Adams
1st Ave and Adams St.
Hot Meal & Clothes
2:00pm-3:30pm
(information current as of August 2017)

Caridad Kitchen

Phone:  (520) 882-5641
845 N. Main
(2nd St. & Main)
go to north side
Sack Lunch 3pm-4pm
(information current as of August 2017)

Church on the Street

(520) 409-2440
1402 S Tyndall Ave
W of Park & 24th St.
3:00PM Showers; clothing (depends on availability);
4:00PM Food to take away (depends on availability)
(information current as of August 2017)

Gospel Rescue Mission

Men’s Shelter Front Office: (520) 740-1501 x7215
312 W. 28th St.(Men Only)
9th Ave. & 28th St.
Meal, Shower, Clothes 4pm
(beds subject to availability)
(information current as of August 2017)

Lighthouse Church

2568 N. Palo Verde Ave
Palo Verde Ave & Flower St
Dinner 5:30pm
(information current as of August 2017)

Impact of Southern AZ

(520) 825-0009 / Fax: (520) 825-6899
3535 E Hawser St (for food)
15930 N Oracle Rd., suite # 150 (for clothing)
15930 N Oracle Rd., suite # 138 (for activities)
Food and clothing: 8:30am – 12:30pm
Schedule varies for activities, call ahead
(information current as of August 2017)

SATURDAY

Casa Maria

Phone: (520) 624-0312
401 E. 26th St
3rd Ave South & 26th St.
Coffee, Donuts 7:00am (gate opens 6:45am)
Soup, Sack Lunch, Clothes
(sometimes Showers) 8:30am-11:30am
(information current as of August 2017)

Life in Christ

102 E. Palmdale St.
6th Ave. & Ajo
Sack Lunches 8am-8:45am
(information current as of August 2017)

Church on the Street

1402 S Tyndall Ave
W of Park & 24th St.
4:00pm Dinner
(information current as of August 2017)

Gospel Rescue Mission

Men’s Shelter Front Office: (520) 740-1501 x7215
312 W. 28th St.(Men Only)
9th Ave. & 28th St.
Meal, Shower, Clothes 4pm
(beds subject to availability)
(information current as of August 2017)

Sister Jose’s (Women Only)

1050 S. Park Ave.
Breakfast, Sack Lunch,
Laundry,Clothes,Hygiene,
Showers 9:00am-5:00pm
(information current as of August 2017)

Caring Ministries

(520) 882-2645 / Fax: (520) 670-1038
820 W Calle Sur
Community Food Boxes
1st Saturday of the month: 11:00am – 1:00pm
(information current as of March 2018)

Canyon del Oro Assembly of God

(520) 742-1168
2950 W Lambert Lane
CFB Food Box site + supplemental pantry
9 am – NOON
(information current as of August 2017)

Other places with food:

Primavera Foundation

Homeless Intervention and Prevention

702 S. 6th Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701
(520) 623-5111
Monday, Wednesday – Friday, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm.
No appointment necessary
(information current as of August 2017)

Primavera Training Center

151 W. 40th Street
Tucson, AZ 85713
(520) 882-5383
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, 1:00 – 3:00 pm.
No appointment necessary
(information current as of August 2017)

Food for Peoples’ Pets (listing in process of being revised and updated, check back later)

Humane Society of Southern Arizona – Main Shelter

Where: 3450 N. Kelvin Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85716
(520) 327-6088
When: First Sunday of each month 8am to 10am
Provided: Bags of cat and dog food available to those who need assistance Requirements: Must be able to provide proof of sterilization (spay or neuter) for all animals living in the home, proof of ownership for pet and a valid government-issued ID card.
(information current as of March 2018)

Hermitage Cat Shelter

Where: 5278 E. 21st Street
Tucson, AZ 85711
(520) 571-7839
When: Every Thursday from 9am to 2pm.
Provided: Cat and Dog food. Income verification required, following the formula used by the Arizona Department of Economic Security (families at or below 130% of the federal poverty level); spay and/or neuter certificates must also be provided to remain in the program; go to
https://hermitagecatshelter.org/food-for-peoples-pets/ for details
(information current as of March 2018)

Community Food Bank Locations:

For community food bank locations and their hours go to http://www.communityfoodbank.org/Get-Help/Find-Food#pantry
and enter your location (e.g., the zipcode for downtown Tucson is 85701).

Arizona DES Nutrition Assistance Program:

Food Stamps/SNAP Applications: For more information and location of offices, go to https://eol.azdes.gov/

ADHS WIC SITES:

For more information and location of clinics, go to http://clinicsearch.azbnp.gov/

11 thoughts on “Meals Guide”

  1. The Sunday meal(last Sunday of each month at noon, at Santa Rita Park is not a ministry of Morningstar but instead it is a ministry of ChristChurch For The City

    Reply
    • Thank you Trei! I have replaced “Morning Star Missionary Baptist” with “Christ Church For The City”. I hope that is correct. We’ll confirm it during our next round of updating the meal guide.

      Reply
    • russell, we try to keep it updated but don’t always succeed. The information currently posted is from last summer, so it is true that a time or location here and there might have changed. We’ll try to get an updated version out soon.

      Reply
  2. Is there some place that has groceries available more than once a month? Like, past due date food donations from stores. Is there some place that has bread available on a regular basis? Thank you so much for the info.

    Reply
  3. BA, sorry, the list is not current, it is from 2015. We are working on an update, but it is slow in coming. So you should definitely call first to confirm the address and, especially, the times.

    Reply
  4. Hi I work at a church that cooks meals for people Thursday from 3 to 5 pm and its not on this list….? But… what a wonderful list the great people here on the list are amazing and will be blessed that’s in the His word….street preacher Dom…Thanks…

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