Food Pantry


CAC Food Pantry locations are still in development and we hope to have them open in May 2019. Donations are now being accepted.

CAC Food Pantry ImageCentral Arizona College recognizes the reality of food insecurity among our student population and the extent to which hunger effects our communities.

In the United States, an estimated 40 million people, including 12 million children struggle with hunger.  In Pinal county alone, nearly 60,000 people struggle with food insecurity on a regular basis.

The CAC Food Pantry is part of a larger initiative intended to improve student success and increase upward mobility by combating the negative effects of hunger within our community.  Part of this initiative will be hosting a Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week across all campuses in November 2019.  More information on this event to come!

CAC Food Pantry locations are currently being stocked and we hope to begin serving our community starting in May of 2019.


  • Donate food by dropping canned or non-perishable items to any CAC library.  The most requested items include:
    • Peanut Butter & Other Nut Butters
    • Dry Pasta
    • Pasta Sauce
    • Ramen Cups
    • Canned Meat/Fish
    • Granola Bars
    • Cereal
    • Canned Fruits & Vegetables
    • Toiletries (Soap, Deodorant, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste)
  • Volunteer time to assist library staff in organization of pantry items.
  • Help us spread the word to local businesses and community members!
  • NEW: Make a monetary donation via the CAC Foundation HERE (Please select ‘Other’ under ‘Please direct my donation to:’ and note CAC Food Pantry in ‘Additional Information’.)


When the pantry locations officially open (May 2019), simply visit any CAC library location and ask an employee for access to the CAC Food Pantry.  No identification or personal information will be required to receive goods. It’s that easy!

Library Locations & Hours:

Aravaipa: Monday-Thursday 8AM-6PM

Maricopa: Monday-Thursday 8AM-6PM

San Tan: Monday-Thursday 8AM-6PM

Signal Peak: Monday-Thursday 8AM-7PM

Superstition Mountain: Monday-Thursday 8AM-6PM

Please note that all libraries are closed Friday through Sunday.


CAC Food Pantry Food Drive Focus: Peanut Butter & Pasta

During the months of March and April, the CAC Food Pantry Committee will be running an employee food drive to stock our newly established food pantries.

Donations of peanut butter, dry pasta and any other canned or dry, non-perishable food or toiletries can be delivered or intercampus mailed to a CAC library of your choice.

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