Wednesday, April 1, 2020

COVID-19 East Valley Community Resources

We have compiled a list of food and medical resources available in the East Valley. Please refer to the links provided for the most up-to-date information from these community resources. We recommend calling an organization to confirm hours and availability prior to visiting.

We are committed to the academic success of our students, and we understand that basic needs have a direct impact on the well-being and success of our students. Basic needs can include food, housing, transportation, wellness, and other important services. This page is meant to help connect students and their families to basic needs information and resources, and it will evolve as more resources are added.

CAP, Family Resource Center, Literacy Program, Food Bank, Emergency Shelter
Emergency Food Boxes
If you are in need of food assistance, emergency Food Boxes tailored to family size and special dietary needs, including infants, children, and homeless individuals are distributed

  • Monday 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday 3:00  – 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Supplemental Food Boxes containing fresh perishable food are distributed every Friday from 9:00 a.m. while food supplies last. Food tickets are distributed beginning at 7:30 a.m.

345 S. California Street
Chandler, AZ 85225
(480) 963.1423

FANS Across America Charitable Foundation
Providing daily living necessities to homeless students, families in transition, victims and children of domestic violence.

78 W. Ray Road
Chandler, AZ 85225
(480) 821.3013

Matthew’s Crossing Food Bank
Due to health and safety concerns related to the Covid-19 virus, they have temporarily closed all operations and food distribution at the food bank.

They will begin drive-through food distribution from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 23. Please note that this will NOT take place at the food bank. The drive-through food distribution will take place at 2541 N. Arizona Ave in Chandler, which is a little over one mile north of the current location.  The actual entrance is located just east of Arizona Avenue on Palomino Drive. They will have signage to direct the flow of traffic.

Please check back for additional updates as they become available.

1368 N. Arizona Avenue, Suite 112
Chandler, Arizona 85225
(480) 857-2296

PAZ DE CRISTO Community Center/Food Bank
424 W. Broadway Road
Mesa, Arizona 85210
(480) 464.2379
Hours of Operation: M-F from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Harvest Compassion Center Chandler
33 E. Comstock Dr. Ste. 5
Chandler, Arizona 85225
(480) 686.8408
Hours of Operation: M from 9-11:30 a.m. | Sat from 9:00 -11:30 a.m.

Open Arms Care Center
522 N. Gilbert Road, Ste. 103
Gilbert, Arizona 85234
(480) 539.0175
Hours of Operation: M, W from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. | T, TH from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. & 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. | Sat. 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

United Food Bank Help Yourself
Help Yourself is moving to the Mesa Convention Center, 263 N. Center St., for a drive-thru style food distribution this Friday, April 3 from 8 a.m. to noon.

You must empty out your trunks prior to arriving so we can safely and quickly load your food.
Enter from University Drive onto N. Centennial Way. Review the green lines on the map below.
Please pay attention to volunteers directing traffic.

If you are arriving by foot or bike, go to the walk-in area indicated in light blue on the map.

If you are feeling any cold or flu symptoms, especially cough, fever or shortness of breath, please stay home and seek treatment so you can get better.

Currently, all food at Help Yourself is available at no charge. This includes frozen meats, produce, dairy, bread and non-perishable foods.
If you or someone you know needs food support, this resource is available. Please note, this is for those with an immediate need for food assistance, not to support the stockpiling of vital resources.

Help Yourself will be open every Friday, until further notice.

Chandler CARE Center
The food bank plans to remain open unless otherwise advised, providing emergency food boxes to Chandler residents Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8-11 a.m. They will not have a Thursday Farmer's Market until further notice.

CUSD Curbside Meal Service
Free meals will be served for ANY CHILD 18 or Under
District enrollment is not required
Children must be present
Meals should be consumed at home or off-site
Breakfast and lunch will be served during each meal period

Hamilton High School
3700 S. Arizona Ave, Chandler
(Main Entrance)
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Chandler High School
350 N Arizona Ave, Chandler
(Main Entrance)
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Andersen Junior High
1255 Dobson Rd, Chandler
(Main Entrance)
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Willis Junior High
401 S. McQueen Rd, Chandler
(Main Entrance)
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Perry High
1919 E. Queen Creed Rd., Gilbert
(North West Entrance)
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Please also note that they have enhanced their cleaning and hygiene procedures to meet this new challenge. Food Service workers are required to wash their hands and replace single-use gloves every 15 minutes. The kitchens, service areas, and high touch contact surfaces will be sanitized continuously throughout their use to ensure their safety.

Updates will be available continuously at the following websites:

For more information, please contact 480.812.7240 or

Mesa Public Schools
Throughout the closure, sack lunches for children 18 and under will be available at district elementary schools from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Each lunch comes with a breakfast item for the next day. Drive-through or walk-up service is provided. Families are encouraged to immediately leave campus after picking up lunch and practice social distancing. Find the participating school nearest you at

Gilbert Public Schools
Meals for Children during School Closure at GPS
Pick Up and Go Meals for Ages 18 years and younger Free Meals Served starting Tuesday, March 17 at the sites listed below:

Harris Elementary 1820 S. Harris Drive Breakfast: 7:30-8:30 a.m |. Lunch 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday

Mesquite Junior High 130 West Mesquite Breakfast: 7:30-8:30 a.m |. Lunch 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday

Highland Junior High 6915 E. Guadalupe Rd Breakfast: 7:30-8:30 a.m |. Lunch 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday

Meridian Elementary 3900 South Mountain Rd Breakfast: 7:30-8:30 a.m |. Lunch 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday

Greenfield Junior High 101 S. Greenfield Rd Breakfast: 7:30-8:30 a.m |. Lunch 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday

South Valley Junior 2034 South Lindsay Road Breakfast: 7:30-8:30 a.m |. Lunch 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday

Kyrene School District
Kyrene will be providing bagged meals for any child 18 years old and under beginning Tuesday, March 17 at various pick-up locations. Each bag will include a cold breakfast and lunch. Please call (480) 541-1660 or email with any questions.
Meals will be available at the following locations and times:

Kyrene Family Resource Center (FRC), 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
1330 E. Dava Dr. Tempe, AZ  85283

Kyrene de la Colina parking lot, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
13612 S. 36th Street, Phoenix AZ 85044

Pueblo Middle School parking lot, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
360 S. Twelve Oaks Boulevard, Chandler, AZ 85226

Pascua Yaqui Building, 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Itom Hiapsi, 9405 S. Avenida Del Yaqui, Guadalupe, AZ 85283

South Mountain Community Center, 12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m.
212 E Alta Vista Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85042

Gila River Reservation, Thwajik Ki Treatment Center, 12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m.
3850 N. 16th St., Chandler, AZ 85226

Additionally, Kyrene families can pick up food boxes and hygiene supplies at the FRC. To limit contact, these items will be available through the garage door. The main building will not be open. FRC hours will be weekdays, 7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. The Kyrene Family Resource Center is located next to Kyrene de Los Ninos, 1330 E. Dava Dr., Tempe, AZ  85283.

Queen Creek Unified School District
Beginning March 23rd, both breakfast and lunch will be available Monday-Friday from 10am-12pm at the Boys and Girls Club of the East Valley located at 22557 S Ellsworth Road Queen Creek, AZ 85142. These meals are provided at no charge to all Queen Creek students 18 years and under. Meals will be served curbside via a grab-n-go model of food delivery.

Higley Unified School District
Any individual aged 18 and younger may pick up both breakfast and a sack lunch from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Friday, in a drive-thru style service at ALL Higley schools.

There are no income or resident requirements as this is part of a federally funded program open to anyone under 18 years old.

Individuals must be present to receive the meals and meals are to-go only.

Additional Resources:

Adelante Healtcare: A Community Health Care Center
1705 W. Main Street
Mesa, Arizona 85201

Adelante Healthcare welcomes most commercial insurance plans, including Medicare and AHCCCS. For those without insurance, self-pay and sliding fee discount programs are available.

9 Valley Locations

  • Buckeye
  • Central Phoenix
  • Gila Bend
  • Goodyear
  • Mesa
  • Peoria
  • Surprise
  • West Phoenix
  • Wickenburg
Valleywise Behavioral Health Center
570 W. Brown Road
Mesa, Arizona 85201
(602) 344-5011

COVID-19 Support Serivices through Arizona Together

Department of Economic Security Community Resouces Related to COVID-19 

Health Care 

Foster Care Support Services

Arizona State University 
Students are able to connect with both ASU Health Services as well as Counseling Services.  Both are offering remote access,

The ASU community is encouraged to stay up to date with COVID-19 details at

Edquity for College Students 
Financial literacy, emergency resources and emergency aid. A free version of the app is available through the app store where students can identify local community resources that may be able to offer support. 

Marc Community Resources, Inc.
924 N. Country Club Dr.
Mesa, Arizona 85201
(480) 969.3800

A nonprofit corporation providing educational, therapeutic, rehabilitation and social services to children and adults with developmental and, physical disabilities and behavioral health challenges.

A New Leaf
Housing|Health|Community Services
868 E. University Drive
Mesa, Arizona 85203
(480) 969.4024

Crisis Hotline
Maricopa Crisis Line (602) 222.9444 | 1.800.631.1314 | TTY (602) 274.3360
EMPACT Suicide Hotline (480) 784.1500
EMPACT Sexual Assault Hotline 1.800.254.4357
Teen Lifeline (602) 248.8336
Banner Help Line (602) 254.4357

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