The Food Bank Helps Our Neighbors with Hygiene Items

Hygiene items for distribution in December and January (photo by Rosemary Douglas)

Rosemary Douglas

The Tri-Community Food Bank (TCFB) assists our neighbors in many ways besides providing twice-monthly emergency food boxes. Individuals and families dealing with food insecurity have a very limited ability to purchase items necessary for personal and household hygiene, and even some basic everyday home supplies we take for granted. The TCFB helps by fulfilling some of those needs.

In December each of our families will receive toilet paper and laundry detergent. January is Dental Hygiene Month at the Food Bank. Every household will get a tube of toothpaste for the household and a toothbrush for each family member.

We hope that, through partnerships with churches and other organizations, we may be able to provide other needed items. Some of the future offerings may include paper goods, cleaning supplies, towels and washcloths, personal health/hygiene kits, and kitchen basics.

How Can You Help?

Our mailing address for monetary donations is Tri-Community Food Bank, P.O. Box 38, Mammoth, AZ 85618. The hygiene item most needed right now is bar soap. Hygiene donations can be brought to the TCFB in Mammoth during our operating hours listed below, or put into the TCFB donation box located in Bashas in Catalina.

The Tri-Community Food Bank is an all-volunteer organization. The TCFB is located at 108 Redwood Road, in Mammoth. We are open five days a week (Monday through Thursday and Saturday) from 9 a.m. to noon, to serve the communities of Oracle, San Manuel, Mammoth, and Dudleyville.

The Tri-Community Food Bank is an IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and an Arizona Qualifying Charitable Organization. We spend 0% on administration costs and are totally supported by your generous donations. The TCFB also receives food donations from the United Food Bank in Mesa.