Bashas’ Has Long History of Supporting Arizona Food Bank

For over a decade, Bashas’ grocery store in Catalina, Arizona, has been a steadfast supporter of the Tri-Community Food Bank (TCFB). Each morning during the food bank’s operational hours, volunteers head to Bashas’ to collect food donations. These donations often include bakery items like bread, rolls, bagels, pies, cakes, and cookies, with occasional additions like milk and yogurt. Bashas’ also hosts a donation box in-store, enabling shoppers to contribute food items at any time. The  TCFB also  regularly purchases groceries from Bashas’, benefiting from discounts offered by the Catalina store.

“Bashas’ (store as a whole) are always the nicest place to deal with. When you walk in wearing a “TCFB” t-shirt…. everyone speaks and smiles… because they know we are helping the community up north,” said Karen Nybeck, a TCFB Executive Board Member who handles inventory for the food bank.

One challenge faced by the Tri-Community Food Bank is managing the significant volume of cardboard resulting from unpacking supplies. In response, Bashas’ generously allows the food bank to utilize their compactor for cardboard recycling.

Store Director Shawn Dorsey and Bookkeeper Cindy Davis from Bashas’ express wholehearted support for the food bank’s mission to alleviate hunger in southeast Pinal County. Their dedication reflects Bashas’ commitment to serving the local community and assisting those in need.

The Tri-Community Food Bank operates entirely with volunteers and incurs zero administration costs. To sustain its operations, the food bank relies on ongoing and substitute volunteers, particularly during summer months. The TCFB is a registered IRS 501c3 non-profit corporation and an Arizona Qualifying Charitable Organization. Those interested in volunteering can contact the Food Bank during business hours at (520) 487-2010. Located at 108 Redwood Road in Mammoth, the TCFB operates five days a week (Monday to Thursday and Saturday) from 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M., serving the communities of Oracle, San Manuel, Mammoth, and Dudleyville.