Our vision is for a community where wasted food is a thing of the past and no request for food goes unanswered.

Hunger remains one of the most important and daunting challenges in Maricopa County today. Faced with a poverty status of a staggering 36%, individuals and families who live in Waste NOT’s primary and secondary delivery areas struggle day-to-day just to meet their basic daily requirements for food, clothing and housing.

According to latest USDA Report, in Arizona, 24.2% of children under 18 are food insecure, the 3rd highest rate in the country. That translates to 1 in 4 children going to bed hungry every night.

Waste Not’s unique program provides a distinctive approach to helping feed these hungry men, women, and children by providing, on average, 6,000 pounds of food daily to our recipient partner agencies.

Not only do we provide nutritional support, but our donations help the bottom line for these agencies that are using limited resources to help heal, educate and empower the clients they serve. Click on Recipients for a full listing of the agencies we partner with, as well as Impact Stories for a glimpse into some of our agencies and the impact our food has on their day to day operations.

If you would like to request assistance from Waste Not and are a 501 (c) (3) agency, please complete this application by filling it in and printing it out. The completed application can either be faxed or mailed to Waste Not. The fax number and mailing address are on the application. Your application MUST be accompanied by a copy of your 501 (c) (3) letter. You will then be contacted by a Waste Not representative and a site inspection scheduled, to complete your application process.


At this time, we're at capacity and unable to accept new agencies.



The target population served by Waste Not is hungry, low-income men, women, and children. The approximate ethnicity breakdown is 32% Hispanic, 41% Caucasian, 15% African American, 1% Asian, 8% Native American and 3% other. Approximately 50% of food recipients are women and children. Our recipient partner agencies are listed below.

  • 29 Palms Apartments
  • Abel House
  • Arizona Center for the Blind
  • Arizona Housing
  • Arizona Retirement Home
  • Boys & Girls Club
  • Boys Hope Girls Hope of Arizona
  • CASS- Vista Colina
  • Child & Adult Resources
  • Church on the Street Men's Mission
  • Fire & Water Int'l Church
  • Glendale Mission and Ministry Center
  • Grace in the City
  • Good Shepherds East- Tempe/Scottsdale
  • Good Shepherds East-Tempe
  • Good Shepherds East-Tempe/ Hayden
  • Good Shepherds West (4 locations)
  • Grace in the City
  • Grand Veterans Village
  • Guadalupe Senior Center
  • HomeBase Youth Services
  • Homeward Bound
  • House of Helps
  • House of Refuge- Sunnyslope
  • Joshua Tree
  • La Frontera-Empact
  • Lighthouse Apostolic Ministries
  • M.AC.K Transitional (Cleanhouse)
  • Maggie's Place
  • Maggie's Place East- The Elizabeth House
  • Mark Allen Foundation
  • Mercy Hill Church (Church on Fillmore)/li>
  • Mount of Olives Lutheran Church
  • New Dimensions in Recovery
  • Phoenix Day
  • Reborn Assistance
  • Recovery Empowerment Network
  • Restoration House
  • Salvation Army, The
  • Salvation Army, The- Mesa
  • Seventh Day Adventist Community Services
  • Shepherd's Warehouse
  • Sonburst
  • St. John's Lutheran Church
  • St. Vincent de Paul
  • Steps House
  • Sunlight of the Spirit
  • Tempe First United Methodist Church
  • Traditions Transitional Living
  • Transitional Living Community- Glendale
  • Transitional Living Community- Phoenix
  • Transitional Living Community- Mesa
  • Transitional Living Community- Sunnyslope
  • Tumbleweed Center for Youth
  • UMOM New Day Center
  • Veterans for Veterans
  • Water Song Manor (Area Agency on Aging)
  • Way, The
  • Whole Life
  • World Harvest Ministries
  • YMCA- Lincoln Family


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