Yes, we are open. ICM continues to provide food and basic needs to our community. In the past two weeks we have seen our clothing room close, many volunteers having to stay home and food supplies dwindle so low we were afraid we would have to close. It's a difficult time for everyone, but especially those who need groceries, have lost a job or hours and cannot keep up with their family's needs right now. This past Tuesday, we served more than 800 people in one day. Many people visited us for the first time.
Meet Debbie and her neighbor (pictured), they visited ICM last Friday because their local food pantry closed driving 80 miles to receive needed groceries. They work odd jobs to make ends meet and many of the jobs that they had scheduled were cancelled due to COVID-19, forcing them to seek help. They knew ICM would be open and we will continue to do so as long as we can. This is what we do.
Our food supplies are holding up, but they are being stretched to the limit. You can help, here's how: donate, shop for one extra item this week and support us by giving your annual Arizona Charitable Tax Credit. By donating below, we are able to purchase food at discounted rates from our suppliers and keep our doors open to feed people like Debbie who need us to be here.
When you shop at the store, if you can find an item purchase one for us! We need canned meat, fish, mac & cheese, peanut butter, soups/stews with meat and any item with additional protein! You can also shop at home by purchasing items through our Amazon Wish List or supporting our virtual food drive on Facebook. Please drop off food items from 8AM-12PM Mon., Tues., Thurs., or Friday.
Making a tax credit donation is the easiest way to give and get a dollar for dollar state tax credit in return. Make a gift by April 15 for your 2019 tax year or give your 2020 gift today - up to $400 for individuals and $800 for couples filing jointly. Your gift matters!
We have to thank the funders and partners who have reached out to support ICM at this time - The Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust, The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust, The Phoenix Suns Charities, Pacific Fish Company, Dudley Ventures, Congregation Beth Israel, All Saints Episcopal Church and our founding faith-based partners who always have ICM in their hearts.
Food Pantry is open on Monday - Friday from 9-11 AM, clothing room is by appointment. SNAP and SNAP to Work Programs is open by appointment by calling Sandra at 602-775-5744. Donations are accepted from 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
We will be closed on Nov. 11 for Veteran's Day and Nov. 26 & 27 for Thanksgiving.