The Sedona Community Food Bank is a community supported organization which provides food and assistance to people in need. Specifically those who live in Sedona, The Village of Oak Creek, Cornville or Page Springs.
DID YOU KNOW THAT . . .
- during 2012 the Food Bank provided 187,387 pounds of food to needy families;
- in 2012 the Food Bank also sent food to other food banks South of Sedona. Nothing is ever wasted. The Food Bank is operated by approximately 29 volunteers.
Who We Are
The Food Bank, for over the 25 years has operated autonomously. Our community Food Bank is organized as an Arizona Non-Profit corporation. Our Board of Directors is composed of volunteers and local community business leaders.
YOUR $$$ GIFTS AND DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE
Did you know that you can support the Sedona Community Food Bank (SCFB) and its work to feed the needy while also receiving a dollar-for-dollar credit on your Arizona taxes? Taxpayers who donate to the SCFB can receive a maximum credit of $200 or $400 for married taxpayers filing jointly through the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit. To qualify, a taxpayer must itemize deductions and deduct charitable contributions on the Arizona State Income Tax Return at least once in order to establish a baseline year and amount. For detailed information, contact your tax advisor.
For a year end gift and/or any donation at anytime, send checks to:
Sedona Community Food Bank
P.O. Box 3962
Sedona, AZ 86340
Our tax # is: 86-0922917
What We Can Do for You
Most Churches and help groups do not have the administrative means to make certain that people who need assistance get it, and that no one takes advantage of the assistance provided. The Food Bank, on the other hand, carefully screens and accurately tracks those individuals receiving assistance. Centralizing the distribution of food to the hungry prevents persons from approaching every church and organization in our community and receiving duplicate assistance from overworked pastors and church workers.
Speakers from the Food Bank can present programs of interest to fellowship and auxiliary groups in your church or club. Youth groups, school classes and other groups can arrange for brief tours of the Food Bank.
And, of course, the Food Bank can provide assistance to members of your church or organization who require food assistance.
The Sedona Community Food Bank also HELPS PEOPLE FIND JOBS as well as feeding the hungry.
What your Church or Group Can Do for the Food Bank
Churches and other community groups can support the Food Bank in many ways. The greatest need is for volunteer workers.
Worship groups and others can sponsor periodic Food Drives. While the food is generously donated at Christmas time, at other times during the year the cupboards turn bare. Additional food must be purchased regularly to meet the growing needs of those the Food Bank serves; the Food Bank receives NO federal, state or city funds and is completely dependent upon donations from individuals, churches, organizations and local businesses.
How about holding a “Christmas in July” food drive? A shopping list of regularly needed food supplies is on the back of this brochure. Why not encourage every member of your group to provide a complete food box for a needy family next month?
Or, your organization can include the Food Bank in the budget process or set up special fund drives for the Food Bank.
The Sedona Community Food Bank depends on the people from our community to help keep its shelves stocked with food for the needy.
For more information call: 928-204-2808 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
On your next shopping trip, why not pick up a few things for the Food Bank?
- Jar of Peanut Butter/Jam
- Box or Bag of Macaroni/Pasta
- Canned Vegetables
- Canned Soups
- Canned Beans/Corn
- Canned or Dried Fruits
- Spaghetti Sauce
- Canned Meat or Tuna
- Staples – Flour, Sugar, Cooking Oil
- Coffee and Tea
- Paper Products
- Baby Food
Better still, why not encourage the members of your organization to have a food drive? Just staple the above list to a grocery bag and distribute it at your next meeting. Ask members to fill the bag and bring it to the next meeting.
Your donations are greatly appreciated!
Sedona Community Food Bank hours:
Wednesday 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Thursday 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.