Community Food Bank is bringing back walk-in services in Tucson

"We’re excited to serve our community in a face-to-face, walk-in manner again."

Beginning on Wednesday, February 2, the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona will be offering longer service hours and returning to serving people inside its building at 3003 S. Country Club Rd.

It’s a pretty big deal because the move marks an end to drive-thru food distribution, which started nearly two years ago with the inception of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona

Photo courtesy of Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona

New hours of operation & guidelines

The Food Bank will be open from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Tuesday – Thursday for walk-ins and emergency food pickups — following a check-in process. Masks will be required and COVID precautions, including social distancing and increased sanitation procedures, will be followed, too

“We’re excited to serve our community in a face-to-face, walk-in manner again and we’re working hard to do this safely,” said Robert Ojeda, Chief Program Officer. “Drive-thru food distribution worked for many months, yet it also limits our interactions with people.”

(Photo courtesy of Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona on Facebook)

(Photo courtesy of Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona on Facebook)

Keep in mind that all resource centers of the Community Food Bank are closed for inventory on Tuesday, February 1. Then, they’ll begin the new extended hours and walk-in food distribution the following day, Wednesday, February 2.

Community Food Bank resource centers in Nogales, Amado, Green Valley, and Marana will continue their low-touch and/or drive-thru food distribution.

The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona is located at 3003 S. Country Club Rd. For more information, visit communityfoodbank.org.

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