COVID-19 Employment and Food

During this time of the stay at home orders, a number of the working population has recently lost their job or they are struggling more than ever to find employment. Families are also finding it complicated to find food during this time. F.I.T. aims to provide as many resources as possible to help our community cope with the effects of the pandemic.

Working with the City of Phoenix, F.I.T. has obtained a list of employers currently hiring during the stay home orders as well as available food resources.

Click the links below if you are in need of assistance.

Honeywell Careers (making masks)

FedEx Warehouse

Albertsons Companies

Fry’s Food and Drug

Winco Foods

Basha’s Stores


Walmart Companies

Amazon Jobs

Target Stores


CVS Health

Papa Johns or text JOBS to 47272

Dominos Pizza

Family Dollar

Dollar Tree


Bright Views Landscaping Services

AAA Landscape

Life Well (peer support specialist if certified)

Core-Mark (warehouse, laborers)

UniFirst (warehouse)

Other companies hiring: Express Employment Professionals: 602-458-9500

Wingstop – Jackson Food Stores – Salad n Go – Pizza Hut – Taco Bell – Pepsico – Bashas – Food City – Rural Electric – McDonald’s – Lowe’s – Home Depot – 7-eleven – U-Haul – AutoZone – O’Rielly Auto – Napa Auto – Advantage Resourcing – Goodwill

Food Resources

Salvation Army: Glendale Corps: 6101 w Northern Ave, Glendale/623-934-0469

Hours of Operation:
Mon – Fri 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Programs: Food Box
Walk-ins served. No referral required. Glendale residents only. Call for requirements. Birth certificates for children.

Serves Zip Codes: 85301, 85303, 85302, 85304, 85305, 85306, 85307, 85308, 85308, 85310

Vineyard Food & Clothing Bank: 6250 W Peoria Ave, Glendale/623-934-4000

Hours of Operation: Mon-Tue, Thu 7:00 pm
Wed, Sat-Sun 9:00 amServes Zip Codes: 85301, 85303, 85302, 85304,8*5305, 85306, 85307, 85308
Eligibility: Walk-ins served. No referral required. Photo ID and proof of address. Assistance provided to the first 35 households in line.

Programs: Food Box

West Valley Community Food Pantry:  7205 N 51st Ave, Glendale/623-848-8278

Hours of Operation: Mon, Wed, Thu 9:00 am – noon

Served Zip Codes: 85301, 85303, 85305, 85306, 85307, 85308, 85309, 85310, 85345, 85304, 85302, 85017, 85019, 85031, 85033, 85035
Eligibility: Walk-ins served. No referral required. Photo ID
Programs: Food Box  

Hope for Hunger Food Bank:  5605 N 55th Ave Glendale/602-773-4344

Hours of Operation: Mon – Fri 8:00 am – noon
Eligibility: Photo ID, Current Utility Bill, Lease, or Rental Agreement.

Programs: Food Box

Served Zip Codes:85019, 85029, 85031, 85033, 85051, 85053, 85301, 85302, 85303, 85304, 85305, 85306, 85307, 85308, 85309, 85310, 85345, 85381

Many schools are serving free grab and go meals during the COVID-19 outbreak. 

Children and teens ages 18 and younger can receive free meals at participating locations throughout the state. You can get meals from any site, find one close to you. 

Click on the location name for contact information and meal times. If no locations are listed in your area, call the AZ Hunger Hotline at 602-528-3434 or 1-800-445-1914

Stay Home. Stay Healthy. Stay Connected.For a complete list, visit: School Meal Sites.

2-1-1 Arizona  Since 1964, Community Information & Referral Services, now 2-1-1 Arizona, gathers and provides information of vital concern to the community to assist people in need throughout our state. From basic necessities to emergency assistance, self-help groups to recreation, 2-1-1 Arizona can help you find what you need through recorded information in English and Spanish or via our website and mobile phone app.

FIND COMMUNITY SERVICES: If you need assistance with something other than food, or need food resources when AAFB offices are closed, visit the 2-1-1 Arizona website or access recorded information by calling 2-1-1 from anywhere in Arizona or 877-211-8661 outside the state.

Double Up Food Bucks

Double Up Food Bucks is a statewide program administered by Pinnacle Prevention. Double Up provides funding to match SNAP benefits at participating farmers’ markets, farm stands, CSAs, mobile markets, and corner stores. Customers who use their SNAP/EBT/Quest card at these locations can “double up” on fresh Arizona-grown fruits and vegetables–taking home more local produce, up to $20 per day.

WHERE IS MY CLOSEST DOUBLE UP LOCATION? Get the hours and address of your nearest Double Up location by visiting:

Women, Infants & Children (WIC) 
 Arizona Women, Infants, & Children (WIC) is a federally funded program providing residents with nutritious foods, nutrition education, and referrals. WIC serves pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, and infants and children under age five.

WHY WIC?  If you are pregnant, have children under age five, and are struggling to put enough healthy food on the table, you should apply for WIC benefits.

National School Breakfast & Lunch Programs
The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) is a federal program that provides nutritious meals to all school children at a no or minimal cost.  Families may apply for the programs by submitting a Household Income Application, available at the school the child attends.   

APPLY ONLINE:  Many school districts are moving towards an online application for School Breakfast and Lunch Programs.  Click here to see if you district is participating–and if so–to apply online.  If you do not see your school district listed, speak with the Food Service Director at your child’s school about using this online application.

Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) 
The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) was established to ensure that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session.  Free meals, meeting Federal nutrition guidelines, are provided to all children aged 18 and under at approved SFSP sites in areas with significant concentrations of low-income children.

FIND SFSP LOCATIONS IN ARIZONA:  Click here to find a SFSP location near you.

Commodity Senior Food Program (CSFP) or Food Plus
The Arizona Commodity Senior Food Program (CSFP) is a federally funded food distribution program that provides a once a month food package to people 60 years of age or older. The program is designed to improve health with nutritious USDA foods. The program benefits include nutrition education, reduction of malnutrition in seniors, and referrals to health and social services organizations.

IS CSFP RIGHT FOR ME?  Visit the Department of Economic Security’s CSFP webpage for information on eligibility and to find a CSFP provider near you.