Media Center

Welcome to United Food Bank’s Media Center!

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This is your resource for information about United Food Bank, relevant hunger statistics in our 19,500-square-mile service area, photos, news releases and more.

Media Contacts:

Tyson Nansel
Director of External Affairs & Communications
Office:   (480) 926-4897 ext. 219
Cell: ‭(602) 818-1763‬


Barb Harris
teamworks communication
Cell: (480) 296-5573

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United Food Bank celebrates 35 years as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides hunger relief to people in need in the East Valley and eastern Arizona. We collect, acquire, store and distribute food and related commodities to more than 220 partner agencies that serve more than 228,000 people in need across more than 19,500 square miles. Last year, United Food Bank distributed almost 24 million pounds of food providing nearly 19.5 million meals to our neighbors in need.

United Food Bank Facts

2017 Fact Sheet (click image to open)

2017 Fact Sheet (click to open)
















United Food Bank Facts and Figures 2017 (Click to open Word Document)

United Food Bank Facts and Figures 2017 (click to open)

Recent Photos

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Social Media Links

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Service Area

United Food Bank serves people in need of food assistance within the counties of Eastern Maricopa, Gila and Pinal, and Southern Navajo and Apache.

Current Hunger Statistics:


  • Arizona ranks 12th in the nation for food insecurity and 6th in the country for children who are food insecure. One out of every 5 Arizona residents is hungry.
  • Overall food insecurity in United Food Bank’s service areas ranges from a low of 13.9% of the population in Pinal County up to 25.5% in Apache County.
  • According to a recent study, 33 percent of residents in the East Valley and eastern Arizona who are food insecure are likely ineligible for federal nutrition assistance under current program requirements.
  • One more stat to be determined.

Recent News Releases

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(Each news release includes a downloadable Word version)