Serve Our City Food Drive

Sunday March 3 | Before, during, and after services | Parking Lot

This spring, we’re offering a way for you to share hope with families in need across our Valley. Pick up a list of needed food and other items at your campus on February 18 and then drop off donated items by no later than March 3 to be given out by our food bank partners.

  • Extended Hands Food Bank – Located near SBC Fountain Hills, this food bank serves Fountain Hills, Scottsdale, Rio Verde, and Fort McDowell Reservation. Volunteers prepare hundreds of food boxes which serve more than 300 families per month. These boxes contain items most families need to make great meals, and they can also pick up  bread, dairy, and meat donated from local grocery stores.
  • Foothills Food Bank – This food bank near SBC North Ridge serves the foothills area north of the loop 101 including Cave Creek, Carefree, New River, and Black Canyon City. In 2022, they had more than 19,000 visits to their community pantries, which is a 50% increase from the year prior. Each week, 18 food baskets are delivered to homebound seniors in partnership with Foothills Caring Corps, and more than 15,000 meals are distributed to students through the weekend snack pack program.
  • PV Community Food Bank – This food bank near SBC Cactus provides food assistance to people living within the 98 sq. mile boundaries of the Paradise Valley Unified School District (PVUSD) who are experiencing food insecurities. The food bank’s Weekend Food4Kids Program provides healthy, easy weekend meals for more than 750 students attending PVUSD Title 1 schools each week of the school year.
  • Harvest Compassion Center – This local food and clothing bank near the Shea campus enables individuals and families to shop for their desired food items, hygiene products, baby items, and clothing free of charge. It is set up like a mini-mart and clothing boutique, and volunteers assist guests in shopping for needed items. Groups can also stock food and hygiene items, sort clothing, bag socks, make hygiene bags for the homeless guests, iron, clean, etc. In 2023, HCC served 16,618 families and they are on target to exceed that this year. They distributed 587,000 pounds of food, hygiene, and baby items last year, and again, they expect to exceed that number this year!

Thank you for helping to bring the joy and hope of Jesus to kids and families in our city. If you have questions, please contact or call 480.824.7200

Fountain Hills Volunteer Shea Volunteer

Food Donations List

Please limit donations to the following most needed items. All items should be unopened and unexpired:

  • Cereal – boxed or bagged
  • Peanut butter and jelly (plastic jar)
  • Rice – dry white or brown, bagged
  • Beans – canned, all types; or dry, bagged pinto beans
  • Canned tuna or chicken
  • Boxed meals (i.e. Tuna Helper, etc.)
  • Canned soups
  • Pasta and pasta sauce (plastic jar)
  • Canned fruits or vegetables
  • Granola/Cereal Bars


A: All items are due on or before Sunday, March 3. Look for the collection bins or a truck at your campus. You can drop off items on February 25 and March 3.

A: You are free to purchase any of the listed items and donate them at your SBC campus.

A: You can donate money to one of the partners by giving directly on their website or mailing a check to them. Scottsdale Bible Church is unable to process checks or cash donations designated for other non-profits.

A: No. Our food banks are experts in providing healthy, non-expired food for families in need. We trust them, so please only donate what is on the approved list and is not about to expire.

A: Although Arizona produces 12% of the nation's fruits and vegetables (third in the nation), 1 in 7 Arizonans struggle with food insecurity, which is the occasional or constant lack of access to food. Many in Arizona are just one job loss or medical crisis away from food insecurity. Children, seniors, and rural Arizonans are at the greatest risk. Nearly 30% of our neighbors are considered working poor, living on low wages that barely cover housing, medical costs, and other basic necessities. The need for non-perishable food and hygiene items is year-round, and the organizations above rely on the support of local churches and organizations to meet the demands. They also offer long-term solutions and help identify and address deeper life issues.