Food Pantry


CAC Food Pantry locations are now open at all Central Arizona College library locations.

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 continually being re-stocked and we invite those in need to visit and take items as needed.


  • 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)
  • Organize a food drive in your business or community to collect donations.
  • 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’.)


ALL Central Arizona College Food Pantry locations are now open.  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 8 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Maricopa: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.- 6 p.m.

San Tan: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Signal Peak: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Superstition Mountain: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Please note that all libraries are closed Friday through Sunday.

Questions? Contact the Signal Peak Library at 520-494-5286 or the Office of Student Success Initiatives at 480-677-7812.


CAC Food Pantry Food Drive Focus: Peanut Butter & Pasta

The CAC Food Pantry Committee is 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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