Addressing Hunger in AZ
Waste Not is the only nonprofit agency in Arizona collecting prepared foods that would otherwise go to waste and delivering it directly to nonprofit agencies that serve those in need. All those served are low-income and most experience food insecurity, meaning that several times per week they are uncertain of where their next meal will come from.
Our 65 partner agencies include homeless shelters, transitional housing, senior facilities, preschools, after-school programs, rehabilitation centers, and food pantries. Our efforts enable partner organizations to focus theirs on other critical needs of the children and families they serve, such as housing, employment, and education.
Waste Not provides approximately 3.5 million meals annually.
Consistent Access to Food is Crucial
Over 60% of adults who are food insecure work 32 or more hours per week.
For children experiencing food insecurity, Arizona is ranked the 6th worst state in the U.S. and for many children in our community, school meals are their primary source of meals during the week.
1 in 4 children
1 in 5 adults
lack consistent access to adequate food in Arizona.