The United Food Bank (the Organization), located in Mesa, Arizona, is a nonprofit organization that was incorporated in February 1985 to serve as a distribution center in the Phoenix, Arizona metropolitan area for donated food and supplies. The mission is to stabilize the lives of hungry, low in-income people within in Eastern Maricopa, Gila and Pinal, and Southern Navajo and Apache Counties of Arizona by actively acquiring, storing and distributing large quantities of wholesome and nutritious foods to our network of community and strategic partner, combined with advocacy and educations initiatives that enhance lives.
On July 1, 2019, Waste Not became a subsidiary organization of United Food Bank, creating a food rescue division of the Food Bank. Waste Not rescues and distributes excess prepared and perishable food from restaurants, resorts, caterers, grocers, and event venues. They are creating sustainable food systems that help people and the planet flourish. They do so by eliminating food waste and hunger through innovative community partnerships.