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Since 1984, the Association of Arizona Food Banks has served its regional food bank members along with their network of nearly 1,600 food pantries and agencies.  As one of the first state associations in the nation and an inaugural partner state association of Feeding America, AAFB is active in federal and state public policy advocacy, and hunger-related outreach and education.  We also operate the Arizona Statewide Gleaning Project, a trucking and logistics arm that brings millions of pounds of food each year to Arizona's food banks.  Learn More...

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By the Numbers* | more data & reports
 

  • Total Pounds of Food Distributed**:  9,527,286 lbs in Jul 2012
    -7.02% from prev month | -20.99% from Jul 11
    2012 running total: 78,321,481 lbs distributed | 11,188,783 lbs avg/month
    2011 running total: 130,089,720 lbs distributed | 10,840,810 lbs avg/month
    32,460,574 lbs in Q2 2012 | -10.66% from Q1 12 | -14.70% from Q2 11
    Note: In general, 1 lb = 1.2 meals. Example: 10,000 lbs = 8,333 meals
     
  • Emergency Food Boxes Distributed**:  100,162 in Jul 2012
    -2.49% from prev month | +3.27% from Jul 11
    2012 running total: 723,623 boxes distributed | 103,375 boxes avg/month
    2011 total: 1,260,008 boxes distributed | 105,001 boxes avg/month
    313,433 distributed in Q2 2012 | +1.10% from Q1 12 | +2.18% from Q2 11
     
  • SNAP (Food Stamp) Participation:  1,119,607 individuals enrolled in Jul 2012
    +0.28% from prev month | +1.54% from Jul 11 | $126.29 avg ind. mo. allotment

    *compiled from the most current AAFB & DES reports
    **by AAFB member food banks
     

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